Just when we thought Universal Epic Universe couldn’t get any more, well, epic, the theme park has just unveiled details for five new lands!
We already know that Super Nintendo World and its iconic characters Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Donkey Kong are making their way to Orlando after opening at Universal Studios Hollywood last year. Experiences will include entering through the iconic green pipe and challenging Bowser on the Mario Kart™ ride.
But on Tuesday, Universal confirmed lands named after The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, set in 1920s wizarding Paris from the Fantastic Beasts films; How to Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk, where guests can soar with dragons; and Dark Universe, which incorporates Universal monsters and experiments by Dr. Victoria Frankenstein.
Each of the new lands will be accessed through majestic portals that capture the imagination and creativity of each world.
Serving as a gateway to these lands is Celestial Park, which will be the first stop for those entering Epic Universe. Here, guests will wander through lush gardens surrounded by astronomical and mythological architecture, and board a shooting comet for an exhilarating roller coaster ride. There will also be fountain shows (with water reaching heights of up to 135 feet in the air), themed restaurants and shops.
The ride, Starfall Racers, is a dual-launch racing coaster that will rocket guests through the skies aboard comets in a race to see who’s the fastest of them all. It will reach speeds of up to 62 mph and heights of 133 feet along 5,000 feet of track. Dubbed “Epic Universe’s most thrilling coaster experience,” it will feature unique maneuvers such as the “Celestial Spin,” in which the two vehicles perform an inverted crisscross while speeding through the air.
Other attractions include the Constellation Carousel, where explorers of all ages will take a whirl aboard constellations that glide forward, backward and 360 degrees around. Plus, Astronomica, an interactive wet-play area that also doubles as a giant compass. It features crystal blue fountains that spring to life and dance around guests.
And located at the end of Celestial Park is the newly announced Universal Helios Grand Hotel. Designed to transport guests to a world where heavens and earth unite, it will feature 500 rooms and its very own entrance to the park.
We know 2024 is just getting started, but we simply can’t wait for 2025! Stay tuned for Epic Universe as more will be revealed in the months ahead. For more information about Universal Orlando, visit their website here.