On August 1st, 2019 Universal Orlando announced a new theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe. The announcement came during an event attended by Government officials. Epic Universe will be located on a 750-acre site near the Orange County Convention Center Orlando; more directly south of Sand Lake Road and east Universal Boulevard. The park will hire up to 14,000 new employees. Following behind Walt Disney’s plan to increase pay; starting base pay will be $15 per  hour.

“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBC Universal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. “It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”

There has been no direct details on what lands will be in the park, however the rumor mill is on fire. Speculations suggest that Universal Monsters, How to Train Your Dragon, Fantastic Beasts, and Nintendo will be involved. What we know is the park will  contain rides, entertainment center, restaurants, hotels, shops, and many other things that make a great theme park. $160 million is being invested to extend the areas of Kirkman Road into the park it’s clear that it will be epic on all scales.

Tom Williams, chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts, said at the presentation that they don’t want to unveil all their plans for the park just yet because of competition, but “a Universe is bigger than a World.”

Transportation will be provided from park to park. Universal has also been in talks pushing for the new train from South Florida to have stops at the Orange County Convention Center. This will bring in a load of traffic as the park would be within walking distance of the station.

 

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