Today, Universal Orlando has shared its first official look and details about its brand-new theme park—Universal Epic Universe—set to open in 2025. When Epic Universe opens its gates, the landscape of theme park thrills is set for a monumental shift as guests are immersed in an array of expansive and meticulously detailed worlds featuring over 50 attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences.
At the forefront of Universal Epic Universe is Celestial Park, the heart of Epic Universe and the first world guests will encounter at the new theme park. Celestial Park is a tribute to the harmony between the crafted and the natural, where flourishing gardens unfold into intertwining waterways and inviting pathways. The concept of “theme park” is beautifully reimagined as guests meander through spaces inspired by astronomical and mythological elements.
Portals to Other Worlds
Celestial Park also serves as the starting point for venturing into the four additional distinct realms within Epic Universe. Guests will be captivated by a series of grand gateways, reflecting the unique essence and artistry of each land.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic
Within the mystical folds of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, visitors will be transported to an enchanting merger of worlds. Here, the roaring twenties of wizarding Paris from the Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts movies intertwine seamlessly with the legendary British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter franchise, creating a fresh land that delivers a distinct twist on the era of magic.
Super Nintendo World
As guests journey through the iconic green pipeline, they emerge into the vibrant and lively Super Nintendo World. Here, they enter an interactive kingdom where the classic tales of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong come to life in an entirely new way.
How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk
At How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, visitors can experience a world alive with color and teeming with Viking adventures as well as soar high above with dragons.
In the enigmatic realm of Dark Universe, visitors will find themselves immersed in a domain of myths and legends. Here, they’ll encounter Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s ambitious experiments and explore shadowy terrains where legendary monsters reign supreme, enveloped in an atmosphere of enigma and intrigue.
Celestial Park Attractions and Experiences
Embark on Starfall Racers, a thrilling dual-launch racing coaster where visitors dash across the heavens on comets, competing to become the fastest in the cosmos. With a velocity of 62 mph and soaring up to 133 feet, this roller coaster stretches out over 5,000 feet, declaring it the apex of exhilarating rides within Epic Universe. The ride also features unique maneuvers like the “Celestial Spin,” in which the two coaster vehicles perform an inverted crisscross, creating an “out-of-this-world” adrenaline rush.
Constellation Carousel is the grand centerpiece of Celestial Park. It invites guests of every generation to partake in an enthralling orbit aboard constellations that glide forward and backward, all while making 360-degree rotations through the Milky Way. Amidst the star-filled galaxy, these constellations perform a choreographed dance of music and starlight.
Astronomica is an interactive splash zone that also serves as a giant compass to the wonders of Epic Universe. Here, crystal-clear fountains magically rise and dance around visitors.
Celestial Park will feature a plethora of distinctive culinary offerings, from sit-down eateries to quick-service spots, catering to a vast array of tastes. Among them, Atlantic stands out as a full-service “surf and turf” dining establishment nestled within a Victorian-era aquarium. Guests dining at Atlantic will enjoy an unparalleled view of the enchanting Celestial Park.
Guests can also embark on an authentic culinary journey across the diverse flavors of Asia at The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant. This full-service establishment is adorned with neon dragons and elegant lanterns, setting the perfect ambiance for a dining experience through Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisines.
Other dining locations in Celestial Park include The Oak & Star Tavern, which will offer savory barbecue, Pizza Moon, which will serve up a menu of pizza varieties, and more.
Universal Helios Grand Hotel
Nestled at the end of Celestial Park within Epic Universe, the Universal Helios Grand Hotel offers an extraordinary experience where celestial wonder meets earthly elegance. This hotel will feature 500 guest rooms, exclusive panoramas, and a private entrance leading directly into the theme park.
Additional information on Universal Epic Universe will be forthcoming. Universal CityWalk is set to unveil an interactive preview center later this year, granting visitors an early glimpse of the forthcoming theme park. Further announcements about the park’s features and attractions are expected to be made as the opening date approaches.