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Universal Releases Photos and Details of New Epic Universe Park — Including “Harry Potter”, Nintendo“ ”Lands

The new theme park is set to open in Orlando in 2025 and will feature five immersive worlds

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Concept art for Celestial Park (left) and Ministry of Magic (right) at Epic Universe.

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Concept art for Celestial Park (left) and Ministry of Magic (right) at Epic Universe.
  • Universal Orlando Resort revealed a first look at its new theme park, Epic Universe on Tuesday

  • Epic Universe will feature the central Celestial Park which connects to four other immersive worlds themed to Harry Potter, Nintendo, How to Train Your Dragon and classic monsters

  • The new theme park is set to open in 2025

Universal Orlando Resort is revealing new images of at its highly-anticipated theme park, Epic Universe!

In a press release on Tuesday, the theme park announced its “game changer” park, which officially opens in 2025, will feature five “immersive worlds” that guests can explore.

At the center of it all will be Celestial Park — an otherworldly escape featuring “astronomical and mythological” architecture surrounded by lush gardens and waters. This land, which connects the four others, offers a number of activities to enjoy, including dining, retail and a shooting comet-themed rollercoaster.

Those four worlds are The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk and Dark Universe.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> SUPER NINTENDO WORLD portal at Epic Universe.

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SUPER NINTENDO WORLD portal at Epic Universe.

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<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Concept art for Luna Overlook at Celestial Park.

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Concept art for Luna Overlook at Celestial Park.

While few details have been released for the other worlds, the theme park states that the new Ministry of Magic addition will recreate a 1920s wizarding Paris that draws inspiration from the Fantastic Beasts films and the British Ministry fans will recognize from the original Harry Potter series.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Park Arrival at Celestial Park.

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Park Arrival at Celestial Park.

Universal Orlando Resort already boasts a number of fan-favorite attractions from the original film series, including Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and the Hogwarts Express.

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Concept art for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic Portal.

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Concept art for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic Portal.

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

<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Concept art for the Dark Universe portal.

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Concept art for the Dark Universe portal.

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

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<p>Universal Orlando Resort</p> Attractions at Epic Universe.

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Attractions at Epic Universe.

Universal Orlando Resort first teased the new theme park in August 2019 with a post on X (formerly Twitter) that read, “This is kind of a big deal,” alongside a promo photo. A week later, it revealed the official name of the park and concept art in a press conference.

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

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