Universal Orlando kicked off August with a huge announcement during a press conference on Thursday (August 1st), where they revealed plans for their fourth park.
The park, which will be called Epic Universe, has been the centre of much speculation for some time now, especially as Orange County Records show that Universal purchased 540 acres of land in the area some years ago. While the park haven’t confirmed anything until now, leaked documents also supposedly showed the potential name of this park, with many believing it would be called Fantastic Worlds.
Universal Orlando put those rumours to bed on Thursday, however, and unveiled a name - Epic Universe - along with concept art of the fourth and largest park.
Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal, promised that Epic Universe “will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”
It’s going be the largest and most expensive park that Universal have produced, covering a huge 750 acres. As you can see from the map, it’s bigger than all the three current parks combined. It will feature hotels, an entertainment center, shops, restaurants, and much more.
Williams also emphasised how many jobs the new park will create in the area - 14,000 at least, he said. The company also said that a living wage of $15 an hour would be paid to staff, minimum.
While we don’t much more than that (for now), we can’t wait to see what else is revealed, and look forward to seeing the park in action.
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