Universal Orlando Resort Announces New Theme Park
Universal Orlando Resort has announced that it will be adding another theme park.
On Wednesday, the resort revealed that the new theme park, called Universal’s Epic Universe, is currently under construction and is said to introduce an “entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment.”
The new addition will be the fourth park.
“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” said chairman and CEO for Universal Parks and Resorts, Tom Williams. “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created. It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community.”
Universal Orlando has around 25,000 employees, but the new addition will have an estimated additional 14,000 team members to be hired.
There is no exact date as to when the new park will be completed, nor are there any details about what specific attractions will be presented. However, Universal Orlando promises “experiences beyond your wildest imagination.”
The only details regarding attractions are based on the image that they posted on their website. In the image, viewers can see many areas with water, so there are bound to be many water parks. There also seems to be new roller coasters, an entertainment center, restaurants, hotels and retail stores.
The new theme park will be contained in a larger 750-acre site that doubles the acreage in Central Florida. The new addition will be located several miles away from the other existing parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay.