Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that its fourth theme park will be called Universal’s Epic Universe, and that the 5-to-6-year building process has begun. Rumors have it that the park’s themed lands will include Fantastic Beasts, How to Train Your Dragon, Classic Monsters, Super Nintendo World, and a dueling launch coaster ride.
Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, says the new park is “going to redefine what a park experience is like,” confirming that magnetic bracelets worn by park guests will enhance interactivity. Universal’s Epic Universe will also feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, and restaurants. Located a few miles from the existing Universal Orlando Resort, it will span across 750-acres, nearly doubling Universal’s total acreage in Florida, and will cost more to build than any other single investment made by Comcast NBCUniversal in its theme park biz.