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    Default Epic Universe Update!

    There is now a LOT of construction ongoing on the site of Universal's Epic Universe theme park, after its 2-year pandemic-enforced hiatus. The site is actually starting to take shape, and recent aerial photos (by the redoubtable Bioreconstruct) enhanced by Tommy Hawkins for Alicia Stella's growing Orlando Park Stop fan site show the full scale, and outline, of what is rapidly occurring there:



    You can read more about it, and some amazing detail of the rides that fast taking shape, on Alicia's latest update here: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/the...ck-on-the-way/

    Remember, we now expect Epic Universe to open at some stage in 2025, after the delay while construction shut down.

    You can also see a clever video prediction for what will likely be the highlight main attraction, a duelling central coaster, here:


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    That is a fair old length for a coaster! But it looks a great ride, shame the scenery won't quite match the simulation!!

    Any idea what is going in the Wizarding World area?
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    Not yet, TF. This is one area that has remained almost completely devoid of anything substantial, or even informed speculation. It will, almost certainly, be devoted to the Fantastic Beasts series, but that's all we know for now.

    And, yes, that is one fabulous LONG coaster (if that's how it finally turns out!).

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    Theme Park Stop are expecting the Harry Potter area to be built around the Ministry of Magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencem View Post
    Theme Park Stop are expecting the Harry Potter area to be built around the Ministry of Magic.
    Now that could be very cool.
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    It's certainly the most obvious candidate, seeing as it's the Hogwarts of the Fantastic Beasts series. You have to think Universal will provide more concrete details soon!

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    Here's another Bioreconstruct aerial photo:



    Here's what he says:

    Aerial overview of much of Universal's Epic Universe.

    It's believed that the peninsula in the lake top left will be launch site of fireworks. Behind the in-park hotel. Largest circle at center is fountain in front of the hotel.

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    The Universal Monsters part appeals to me.
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    Long overdue, IMHO, Seth

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