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First Look at “How to Train Your Dragon” Land at Universal's Epic Universe Reveals New Coaster, Viking Thrills

Universal Orlando will soon be home to a new park featuring worlds themed to 'Harry Potter,' Nintendo, 'How to Train Your Dragon' and classic monsters

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Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has shared a glimpse of the second of five lands planned for its highly anticipated new park, Epic Universe, opening in 2025.

How to Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk is based on the beloved Dreamworks trilogy and will feature three new rides, a live show, an interactive play area, meet-and-greets and plenty of Viking approved food, drinks and merchandise.

The Isle of Berk will be accessed via a portal from Epic Universe's central Celestial Park that will transport guests to a magical setting instantly recognizable from the movies.

<p>Universal Orlando</p> A Map of Isle of Berk

Universal Orlando

A Map of Isle of Berk

The land's main attractions come in the form of three new family-friendly rides with varying levels of thrills: Hiccup’s Wing Gliders, Dragon Racer's Rally and Fyre Drill.

Wing Gliders is seemingly the most daring. It allows aspiring dragon riders to test drive animated protagonist Hiccup's latest "winged flying machine," a family thrill coaster that loops the whole land and even dips into the lagoon at its center, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

<p>Universal Orlando</p> Hiccup's Wing Gliders

Universal Orlando

Hiccup's Wing Gliders

The second most daring is likely Dragon Racer’s Rally, which allows guests to practice their dragon riding 67 feet above the park. The ride’s description promises “high speed barrel rolls” but notes riders can choose how “wild or mild” their experience will be. A rendering (below) shows a cluster of ride vehicles that appear to tip up into the air and rotate on large mechanical arms.

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Universal Orlando

Fyre Drill is an interactive boat ride with a game element. Guests will board viking shifts and use water canons to hit "fire" targets as they pass by on the lagoon.

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Universal Orlando

For the park's youngest visitors, Viking Training Camp provides an interactive play area for little kids that includes playground staples and a “Viking agility course.”

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Universal Orlando

The land's live, musical show, The Untrainable Dragon, is an actually an adaptation of a favorite already being performed at Universal's Beijing theme park. It will be adapted for Orlando and feature all the films' fan-favorite characters.

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Universal Orlando

A release from Universal also promises there will also be an opportunity to meet and take photos with Hiccup and Toothless, as well as other vikings and dragons throughout the land.

After all that excitement, guests will have three eateries to rest up in.

<p>Universal Orlando</p> The Mead Hall

Universal Orlando

The Mead Hall

The Mead Hall offers a Viking feast including "meats, fish, sandwiches and more," plus meads and ciders. Spit Fyre Grill is a quick service spot next to the Fyre Drill boat ride. And Hooligan’s Grog & Gruel is a stand offering "racing-themed" quick bites in the Viking Camp.

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<p>Universal Orlando</p> Shops in the Isle of Berk

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Shops in the Isle of Berk

And of course, there are plenty of gift shops. Visitors can pick up a memento at Viking Traders, How to Treat Your Dragon, Hiccup’s Work Shop, or Toothless’ Treasures.

Isle of Berk is the second portion of Epic Universe that has been revealed so far.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> A rendering of Celestial Park at Universal Orlando's Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort

A rendering of Celestial Park at Universal Orlando's Epic Universe

Universal previously released the first renderings of Celestial Park, the central section of the theme park guests will enter through featuring “astronomical and mythological” architecture surrounded by lush gardens and water features.

The land isn't just a pass-through area, however. It will offer a number of activities to enjoy, including dining, retail and a shooting comet-themed rollercoaster.

It will also hold the massive portal-like gates to the three remaining lands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, and Dark Universe.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> The gate to Nintendo World at Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort

The gate to Nintendo World at Epic Universe

While not many details about the remaining worlds have been shared to date, Universal has confirmed that the Harry Potter-themed land will include both the British Ministry of Magic from the original films and the French Ministry seen in the Fantastic Beasts films.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> A map of Epic Universe at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort

A map of Epic Universe at Universal Orlando

The resort already boasts a number of fan-favorite attractions from wizarding world, including Forbidden Journey and Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure in the Hogsmeade portion and Escape from Gringotts in Diagon Alley.

Meanwhile, Dark Universe will draw inspiration from classic monster stories, including everything from “the experiments of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein to the shadowy landscape where monsters roam in a world of myth and mystery,” according to a press release. Universal has long attracted horror lovers with its popular annual event Halloween Horror Nights.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> The gate to Dark Universe at Epic Universe in Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort

The gate to Dark Universe at Epic Universe in Orlando.

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In total, the park will offer over 50 attractions, entertainment and dining options and shopping experiences to choose from.

Epic Universe will be the fourth theme park to join the Florida resort’s Universal Studios (the original park), Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay Water Park.

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