There’s a reason why Orlando is called the theme park capital of the world. It’s home to some of the largest and most visited theme parks including Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and many more. It’s a highly competitive business and Universal Orlando just threw down the latest gauntlet by announcing plans to open a brand new park called Epic Universe.
Currently Universal Orlando is home to 3 popular theme parks. Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay water park.
With the addition of Epic Universe, they’ll now have 3 traditional theme parks in addition to their water park. For comparison, Walt Disney World has 4 traditional theme parks and 2 water parks.
“Universal’s Epic Universe will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands”
Epic Universe will be built just a few miles away from the current resort on a massive 750-acre site. The new site will also be home to an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more.
When the new park opens and what the new lands will be themed after still remains a mystery but that’s not stopping people on social media from guessing.
The land I’m most hoping to see is a Nintendo/Super Mario themed area. Super Nintendo World is currently under construction at Universal Studios Japan and the concept art for Epic Universe appears to include it in its design.
A project of this scale will surely take many years to complete but it shows that the popularity of Orlando, and its theme parks are as strong as ever and the top players are heavily investing in their parks.
With the addition of Epic Universe to Universal Orlando Resort, will it become (or remain) your top destination in Orlando? Let us know what you think in the comments below.