Universal’s Epic Universe To Be Third Universal Theme Park In Orlando

Universal announced at the Orange County Convention Center today they are developing a third theme park call Universal’s Epic Universe. According to their website, Epic Universe “will feature a theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more.”

Concept art for Universal’s Epic Universe

Universal has several hundred acres of land to develop near the Orange County Convention center, so the potential is huge. That location also means it will not be connected to their other parks. It will be interesting to see how they handle transportation between the two parks. According to the Orlando Sentinel’s report of the announcement, the park will add 14,000 jobs to the local economy with a base pay of $15 per hour. That will also increase base pay at their other parks, which currently have a base pay of $12 per hour.

Right now Universal is keeping quiet on what we can expect as far as specific attractions or themes of different areas. We will keep you updated as soon as we find out any new information. Are you looking forward to this new park?

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I grew up in Southeastern Kentucky where everyone loves basketball. I am married to Marty and we have three daughters, two sons-in-law, one grandson, and a Japanese Bobtail cat named Luna. I didn’t get to go to my first theme park until my second daughter was four months old. We came to Magic Kingdom that year and I was hooked. We moved to Central Florida in 2017 and became annual pass holders at Disney World. Now we are in the parks almost every week. In my time here I have learned a lot about Disney, but I feel as though I have only scratched the surface. That is why I am excited about sharing the experiences and things I learn along the way. I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you want to learn about a trip to Disney. I may write a blog about it.