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New Epic Universe theme park at Universal Orlando Resort

They just announced a huge new park at Universal Orlando Resort. I could definitely see this taking a bite out of Disney, especially if it includes Super Nintendo World.

I never thought that I needed more than 2-3 days to visit Universal but after this gets built, I could see it being a whole vacation in itself.

https://blog.universalorlando.com/whats ... -universe/
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Lol ... for a moment I was thinking "epic games" , a FortNite theme park ...
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Pretty sure Nintendo theme is going where the Marvel stuff is in Islands of adventure. Disney pretty much kicks universal's butt in the theme park area. I wasn't a big fan of the universal parks.
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webshark wrote: Pretty sure Nintendo theme is going where the Marvel stuff is in Islands of adventure. Disney pretty much kicks universal's butt in the theme park area. I wasn't a big fan of the universal parks.
People said the same thing when Harry Potter came out in Universal. It just goes back and forth.
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Interesting. They say "we are elated to announce the addition of our fourth theme park"

What are the other 3 parks?

Anyone know what they're building over?

Is 1 day enough for the current Universal?
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JayTee1 wrote: What are the other 3 parks?

Anyone know what they're building over?

Is 1 day enough for the current Universal?
Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay (water park).

They're not building over anything. This is an entire new project on a new chunk of land.

I've always been a fan of dedicating an entire day at each park but it depends on what you actually want to do in the parks, and whether you want to be rushing the entire time or not. I'm not a big water park fan so I usually do 2-days and spend a full day at each of the regular theme parks.
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So what exactly is the theme for Epic Universe? That blog was very vague.
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heymikey wrote: So what exactly is the theme for Epic Universe? That blog was very vague.
Each land will have it's own theme. The assumption is that two of the lands will be Nintendo and Wizarding World Fantastic Beasts. It was long speculated that Nintendo World would take up the space where ET is in Universal Studios but no construction ever happened.
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They should have pavilions of different video game worlds and a section showcasing technology of tomorrow, perhaps sponsored by the auto-industry. Not sure about the road link to the park. I think an elevated train would be more appropriate.

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MonctonMan wrote: They should have pavilions of different video game worlds and a section showcasing technology of tomorrow, perhaps sponsored by the auto-industry. Not sure about the road link to the park. I think an elevated train would be more appropriate.

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Sounds like a Universal version of Epcot. I'm pretty excited to see what each new land is going to be. This is definitely going to put Universal closer on par with Disney World.

A train getting you from current Universal to Epic Universe would be pretty cool but I imagine after spending 160 million just for the road extension, that they didn't want to spend even more to build a train as well. Seems like something they could add in the future though.
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