BREAKING: Universal Reveals Details for NEW Dark Universe Land at Epic Universe

We still have to wait until 2025 for Epic Universe to open, but that doesn’t mean Universal Orlando isn’t dropping all the EPIC details about the five themed lands coming to the new park.

Dark Universe Portal – ©Universal

We’ve learned a lot about these new lands, including Super Nintendo World, Celestial Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Ministry of Magic, and How To Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk. That just leaves Dark Universe, a land based around Universal’s classic monsters. Universal just dropped all kinds of new information about Dark Universe and we’re sharing those details with you.

Rides and Attractions

First up, Univeral shared NEW details about the rides and attractions coming to Dark Universe.

  • Monsters Unchained: The Frankenstein Experiment — Universal Orlando’s most terrifying attraction yet, this state-of-the-art dark ride takes guests deep into the catacombs of Frankenstein Manor, where Dr. Victoria Frankenstein conducts her twisted experiments. In a vain display of her genius, she invites guests into her laboratory to witness a demonstration of her ability to control monsters – but her plans go awry when her attempts to control the most dangerous of monsters, Dracula, fails, unleashing a horde of enraged monsters. Guests are then thrust into an intense ride through the darkness as they try to evade the grasps of The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Brides of Dracula and others.
  • Curse of the Werewolf — Deep in the woods that sit on the edge of Darkmoor, guests will find Curse of the Werewolf, a spinning family coaster inspired by “The Wolf Man.” Guests will enter the encampment of The Guild of Mystics where they’ll be greeted by the Maleva, the guild’s all-knowing seer and leader, who warns them that they bear the mark of the werewolf. Guests then board a wagon and venture into the forest – racing to escape the werewolves before they become one themselves.
  • Darkmoor Monster Makeup Experience — Guests of all ages can become fashionably monstrous as they don elaborate face paint and temporary tattoos at Darkmoor Monster Makeup Experience. Here, monster makers have converted Dr. Pretorius’ infamous old lab into a parlor to continue the spirit of his demented experiments, and skilled artisans use their talents to transform guests’ outer appearances so they can showcase their fandom for the Universal Monsters.


You’ll also be able to meet some of Universal’s most iconic classic monsters in this new land!

  • Meet the Monsters – There’s always someone…or something…looming in the shadows of Dark Universe – including Monsters who are eager to meet and greet everyone from kids to adults, including Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s Monster and the alluring Bride of Frankenstein. Guests will also encounter other unusual inhabitants roaming the eerie village, including Victoria Frankenstein’s servant, Ygor, The Invisible Man, an eccentric monster hunter, and a talented musician who regales guests with songs and tales of the classic Universal Monsters stories.


So what kind of dining will be available in Dark Universe?

  • Das Stakehaus — Darkmoor’s most ominous restaurant, this establishment is a dining hall run by vampire “familiars” who size up unsuspecting patrons to be part of the vampires’ feast. Surrounded by artwork and artifacts detailing the history of the village’s creatures of the night, guests can enjoy a menu of kebabs, burgers, sandwiches and more.
  • The Burning Blade Tavern — Despite the blades of the windmill still smoldering and flaming periodically, Darkmoor’s monster hunters have transformed this old fiery mill into their favorite hangout. While enjoying a menu of burgers, wings, bratwurst, pretzels and specialty beverages, guests will hear stories of the infamous “Hounds” – boastful hunters from beyond Darkmoor – all while surrounded by an impressive display of the monster heads they consider their “trophies.”
  • De Lacey’s Cottage — Near Frankenstein Manor sits De Lacey’s Cottage food stand, where the original Frankenstein’s Monster once received sustenance and friendship. Here, guests can find a variety of snacks and cool treats like cinnamon bread, ice cream, twisted taters, and more.


You’ll also be able to do some shopping in Dark Universe! Guests can take home a piece of the immortal world of Dark Universe with commemorative merchandise and mementos from retail locations like Pretorius’ Scientific Oddities.


See more in the video Universal shared below:

We’ve learned so much about Epic Universe now that we can’t wait for it to open! We’ll let you know if Universal drops any further details (like an opening date), so check back with AllEars again soon for more.

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