Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe Set to Open Summer 2025
Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park, Epic Universe, is set to open in the summer of 2025, according to Comcast, Universal’s parent company. Comcast’s full annual report for 2021 reported strong ridership growth and reported profits as the park continues to rebound from the pandemic.
Comcast reported that theme park revenue jumped to $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021, boosted by high attendance at their U.S. parks and higher spending per guest in the U.S. and Japan, according to clickorlando . The company attributed the increased revenue to new offerings at its parks, including Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan and the Velocicoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Theme park revenue for the year increased from $3 billion to $5.1 billion.
As for Epic Universe, Comcast said construction is progressing at full speed, with an expected opening in summer 2025. Epic Universe will be Universal Orlando’s fourth park, joining Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and the aquatic, Bay of the Volcano.
While details about the park are sparse, rumors swirl about the park grounds and popular franchises that may be represented. So far, rumored lands include Nintendo, How to train your dragon, Universal Monsters and fantastic beasts. the fantastic beasts The section would be the third land of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, along with Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Attached to the Epic Universe will also be entertainment centers, hotels, stores, and restaurants.
More announcements from Universal are expected soon, especially with the recent closure of the Shrek 4-D attraction. Many are still wondering what will replace the attraction, and rumors suggest it will be based on an Illumination Entertainment property. Illumination is the animation studio behind To sing, The secret life of pets, and Despicable Me, which already has an attraction with Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
After seeing videos and photos of Super Nintendo World, many were waiting to see it come to the United States. It will open at Universal Studios Hollywood at some point as construction is progressing well. However, Orlando natives might have to wait a bit longer until Epic Universe opens its doors.