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Universal’s ‘Epic Universe’ Announcement – Watch In Full

Universal's Epic Universe is the FIRST new major Orlando theme park in over 20 years!

Universal today (1st August 2019) held a large announcement event at the Orlando Convention Center, widely believed to contain the first details of Universal Orlando Resort’s fourth theme park which will be named ‘Epic Universe‘ and feature themed lands based on franchises such as Universal Monsters, Fantastic Beasts and Dreamworks Animation. Whilst the company announced the name & location of the new park along with a few other details and a single piece of concept art, more specifics such as the lands, rides and opening date have yet to be revealed.

You can watch the announcement in full here:

Universal Announces new "EPIC UNIVERSE" Park Is Coming to Orlando

Universal Orlando announced live from the Orange County Convention Center they have started construction on a its 4th Orlando park, Epic Universe, located on Universal Blvd., across from the Convention Center's North Concourse.

View our live updates from the Universal’s Epic Universe announcement event below:

Latest Updates:

3:46pm – That’s all for our live coverage! Stay tuned to the site and our social media for more reaction and analysis tonight and over the coming days!

3:41pm – Reading into the concept art, it appears there are 4 clear lands including an entirely enclosed one (top right) & one with a stadium (top left):

Alicia Stella on Twitter

The worlds of Universal's Epic Universe

3:39pm – High-res location of the size (750 acres) and location of Epic Universe:

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3:38pm – Dueling B&M hypercoaster? Both this tweet and CoasterCast’s Matt have spotted a coaster (or two) in the bottom right corner of the concept art:

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3:35pm – Was the event over-hyped?

Themeparktrader ºoº on Twitter

It's fantastic to get a park announcement but without any idea of lands or even a hint at one attraction, this seems largely pointless? #universalorlando #epicuniverse

3:32pm – Will we be waiting on further details such as lands and opening date?

Themeparktrader ºoº on Twitter

No answer when someone asked what lands and for an opening year #universalorlando #epicuniverse

3:31pm – How do you feel about the name?

Expedition Theme Park on Twitter

Everyone complaining about the name yet how is it any worse than Magic Kingdom. It is the same, you just are used to that and you will be this.

3:29pm – Detailed concept art:

3:28pm – Official page launched:

Universal Orlando Resort on Twitter

Our Universe is expanding. See concept art for Universal's #EpicUniverse at https://t.co/sWJsO99Osb https://t.co/yPsXG4AEE3

3:26pm – Location confirmed, away from the rest of the resort. Appears to be similar in size to the entirety of the current Universal Orlando Resort.

Richard Bilbao on Twitter

Map of @UniversalORL Epic Universe @OBJUpdate

3:24pm – New hotels, shopping & dining:

Themeparktrader ºoº on Twitter

The new park will include new restaurants, shopping, and hotels, as well! #universalorlando #epicuniverse

3:22pm – Concept art shows ‘hub and spoke’ design:

Dimension Parcs on Twitter

Un premier concept-art du Parc devoilé ! La version HD ne devrait pas tarder. #UniversalOrlando

Orlando Informer on Twitter

Concept art for #EpicUniverse, #UniversalOrlando's new theme park. It'll include new restaurants, shopping, and hotels, as well.

3:20pm – First details:

Themeparktrader ºoº on Twitter

The goal is to take a park visit to a new level to create a park full of repeat attractions & experiences. Sounds EPIC. #universalorlando #epicuniverse

3:19pm – 14,000 jobs to be created:

Themeparktrader ºoº on Twitter

14,000 jobs will be opening up for the park. Incredible! #universalorlando #epicuniverse

3:17pm – Epic Universe logo:

Richard Bilbao on Twitter

Closer pic of logo. Forgive the exposure. @UniversalORL's Epic Universe. @OBJUpdate

Attractions Magazine on Twitter

It's official! Universal's Epic Universe theme park is coming.

3:17pm – Announcement video:

Greg Angel on Twitter

BREAKING: Universal Orlando confirms long rumored NEW theme parked called "Epic Universe" Largest theme park investment in Orlando in 20 years. https://t.co/GpvTRXmN7V @MyNews13 @BN9 @AshleyLCarter1 https://t.co/UhfytEHNEN

3:15pm-  EPIC UNIVERSE NEW PARK CONFIRMED

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Orlando Rising on Twitter

The new #UniversalOrlando park name: Universal's Epic Universe.

3:12pm – Local dignitaries are present. At over 500 acres in size the new new development is a big deal for Orlando as a city

Orlando Rising on Twitter

Gov. DeSantis and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings are at the #UniversalOrlando press conference.

3:06pm – The world waits… Event yet to start.

Adrienne on Twitter

universalorlando waiting Waiting Waiting https://t.co/v1w5atcJa1

3:02pm – The screens are on!

Ken Pilcher on Twitter

Almost showtime at #UniversalOrlando announcement

3:01pm – The event is starting – watch this space!

2:59pm – No live streaming unfortunately, which is slightly baffling given the interest!

Dewayne Bevil on Twitter

In position for The Announcement. Will be live tweeting unless drop tackled. There is no live-streaming, Universal says.

2:50pm – Details of the staging for the announcement:

Greg Angel on Twitter

This is where Universal Orlando will be making their "epic" announcement this morning. In the background. Universals 541 acres of undeveloped land. Attractions Insider @AshleyLCarter1 says all things point to new theme park! @MyNews13 @BN9

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