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Universal Studios Florida announces Epic Universe, appears to include Super Nintendo Land

Universal Studios Florida announces Epic Universe, appears to include Super Nintendo Land”

You can see a Harry Potter-ish area in the upper right of the image, a possible Universal Monsters village in the upper left, what appears to be the layout of a Nintendo themed land on mid left (previous concept art for Nintendo showed a multi-tiered land), and a land featuring a large coaster on the mid right (which could be the expected How to Train Your Dragon themed area).

Guests will reportedly be able to travel "beyond their wildest imagination" and into "beloved stories and through vibrant lands on adventures where the journey is as astounding as the destination". Find out what we know about Universal's Epic Universe theme park below. According to a press release, it's just a few miles away from the existing Universal resort in Southwest Orange County (south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard). It "represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBC Universal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall", said Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, Universal's parent company.

The park will include a theme park, entertainment center, hotels, shopping and restaurants on the big plot of land. Universal's Islands of Adventure opened in 1999, and Volcano Bay water park in 2017.

Mayor Demings also spotlighted Universal's role in the Kirkman Road extension. It could be the Fantastic Beasts or Super Nintendo lands that have been rumored for a while.

Universal Parks and Resorts Chief Executive Officer Thomas Williams said Universal is working to protect the wetlands on the property, including the Shingle Creek Watershed, which connects to the Florida Everglades. "It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company's future in Florida". An opening time frame was not announced today.

Now Universal is doing it again, and it's going to be EPIC.

Universal estimates they will hire an additional 14,000 team members on top of the 25,000 current resort positions.

"It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created", Williams said in a statement.

The mammoth attraction will be called Epic Universe. This is 50/50 public partnership. The new park alone will contribute a total of $11.5 billion in benefits to the Florida economy, he said.

Many fans in the replies were excited about the news but upset that no new information was given.

Click on the Epic Universe concept art for a closer look.



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