Thursday, February 22, 2024

Epic Universe Construction Update 01/07/24: Land Portals, Spires and More (Photos)

Epic Universe: The Countdown Begins

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Epic Universe construction area view

As the countdown to the grand opening of Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe begins, we’re here to bring you the latest construction updates and rumored details for this highly anticipated theme park. Scheduled to open in 2025, Epic Universe is set to redefine the theme park experience with its unique layout and immersive themed worlds.

Celestial Park: The Gateway to Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ministry of Magic, where the beacon at top its portal is themed as a hand holding a wand this golden statue of a hand is located at top a tall Parisian-style column and appears to be holding the Elder Wand from the Harry Potter stories
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct The beacon for this portal is an electrical Tower inspired by the Frankenstein Story
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct The beacon for this portal is an electrical Tower inspired by the Frankenstein Story
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct Park’s large Fountain display, which we believe is named the Oculus
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct A kids splash pad area next to the Constellation Carousel

The central area of Epic Universe, named Celestial Park, is the first stop on our journey. Majestic gateway portals leading to each of the four themed worlds and the celestial park hub areas will greet visitors here. These portals, adorned with beacons and front plates, will serve as the only entrance to each land, creating a sense of exclusivity and wonder.

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct Dark Universe (Universal’s Classic Monsters) land area portal
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic land area portal
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World land area portal

Starfall Racers and Constellation Carousel: Thrills in Celestial Park

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Starfall Racers dueling roller coaster
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Starfall Racers dueling roller coaster
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Starfall Racers dueling roller coaster front entrance portal to the ride
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Constellation Carousel

Celestial Park will feature two attractions: Starfall Racers, a dual-track roller coaster, and Constellation Carousel, a covered carousel with animal-shaped ride vehicles modeled after constellations. Both attractions are currently in various stages of construction, with protective green layers and sand layers being added to ensure their durability and longevity.

Additional Dining and Entertainment Options

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Meteor Astro Pub
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – an Asian-inspired restaurant named Blue Dragon

In addition to the attractions, Celestial Park will offer various dining and entertainment options. The Meteor Astro Pub, a restaurant and bar, is expected to replace the originally designed dining location. Another nearby dining location, rumored to be an Asian-inspired restaurant named Blue Dragon, is also under construction.

Dark Universe: A Land of Universal Monsters

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Dark Universe (Universal’s Classic Monsters)
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Monsters Unchained the Frankenstein Experiment – a massive indoor ride featuring all of the Universal Monsters
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct

Moving on to the Dark Universe, the land based on Universal Monsters, we can see the beacon for the portal taking shape. Brick-themed walls have also been installed on both sides of the land’s main dining location, which will serve as the entrance to Monsters Unchained, the Frankenstein experiment – a massive indoor ride featuring all of the Universal Monsters.

How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon area is rumored to feature robotic Dragon drones
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – How to Train Your Dragon area is rumored to feature robotic Dragon drones

The beacon for the How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk portal features a weather vane at the top of a tower, showcasing Toothless. The deck-themed pathways are appearing more complete, and the land’s Outdoor Boat Ride station roof is coming together. A character meeting area and a small backstage pad have also been added, hinting at potential future expansions.

Super Nintendo World: A Colorful Universe

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World portal
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: Peaceful Thrill Seeker – Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World’s portal is not as far along as the others, but the exterior has received some green paint and white trim since our last update. Bowser’s Fortress, the entrance to the Mario Kart Bowser’s Challenge ride, is now behind scaffolding. The area’s main attraction, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, is expected to be a thrilling ride for all ages.

Donkey Kong Country: Adventure Awaits

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World – Donkey Kong Country
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Super Nintendo World – Donkey Kong Country

Scaffolding has come down around the left side of the Donkey Kong Country area, revealing a large temple brick wall display. The main Golden Temple facade has received nearly all of its exterior mesh sections, and a multi-layer waterfall effect is expected to be placed within this area.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Ministry of Magic, where the beacon at the top of its portal is themed as a hand holding a wand. This golden statue of a hand is located at top a tall Parisian-style column and appears to be holding the Elder Wand from the Harry Potter stories
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic land area
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic land area portal
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic land area

The beacon at the top of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic portal is themed as a hand holding a wand. A small courtyard has appeared by the land’s exit gate, and the Parisian building facades continue to receive a weathered appearance.

Hotels and Accommodations

Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Universal Stella Nova Resort Universal Terra Luna Resort
Universal Orlando Epic Universe News Mega Update — CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, NEW RUMORS & 2024 TIMELINE DETAILS
Credit: @bioconstruct – Universal Stella Nova Resort Universal Terra Luna Resort

Three hotels are being built for Epic Universe, including the Universal Helios Grand Hotel, Universal Stella Nova Resort, and Universal Terra Luna Resort. These hotels will offer guests a luxurious and convenient place to stay while exploring the wonders of the Epic Universe.

Stay Tuned for More Updates

As the grand opening of Epic Universe approaches, we will continue to bring you the latest construction updates and rumored details. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on this exciting new theme park.

Which attraction or dining experience are you most looking forward to in each of the themed worlds?

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