There’s some epic news for theme park lovers.
Universal Orlando Resort is working on a new theme park called Universal’s Epic Universe that will double the size of the brand’s property in Florida.
It’ll be the fourth Universal Orlando park after already-existing theme parks Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, and water park Volcano Bay.
An opening date has yet to be announced, but Universal promises that more details will be released in time. While little info is available, the brand has the ambitious goal of creating “an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment,” the company said in a release.
Epic Universe will be built within a larger 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total space in Central Florida. It’ll be located a few miles from the existing resort in Southwest Orange County.
The theme park will also boast an entertainment center, hotels, shops and restaurants.
"Our new park 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 Corporation. "It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”
Many of the attractions at existing Universal parks revolve around the company’s blockbuster films and franchises like "Jurassic Park” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Harry Potter-themed areas are also a major draw in the existing parks, even though Warner Bros. owns the film rights to the boy wizard franchise.
Tom Williams, chairman and CEO for Universal Parks & Resorts, said that Epic Universe "will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”