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Aerial Look at Construction of Super Nintendo World, Classic Monsters Land, New Wizarding World, and More at Universal’s Epic Universe

Bioreconstruct on Twitter has shared an intensive look at the construction of Universal’s Epic Universe, a new park at Universal Orlando Resort.

The reported lands include Super Nintendo World, a Classic Monsters land, a “How to Train Your Dragon” land, and a third Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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There are several cranes visible at the giant construction site.

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Twitter user Tommy Hawkins has used one of bioreconstruct’s photos to create a visual layout of Epic Universe, including the attached hotel.

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The bottom arrow in the photo above is the entrance to the park. The top arrow points at the approximate center. The large circle near the center will be a fountain, with the hotel between it and the lake at the back. The section of orange dirt next to the fountain site is a carousel in concept art.

Let’s take a closer look at each land.

Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World is set to open early next year at Universal Studios Hollywood, before it comes to Orlando in the years after.

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In the aerial photo above, the following attractions are numbered:

  1. Yoshi’s Adventure
  2. Donkey Kong
  3. Mario Kart

The Donkey Kong expansion has not yet been added to Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan.

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The arrows in these photos point to the beginnings of the Donkey Kong coaster track.

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The foundation of the coaster creates an L shape.

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The building at the bottom of the photo above is for Yoshi’s Adventure.

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It has a couple of steel towers and several arched doorways.

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Next door will be the Mario Kart ride. It’s known as Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge in Japan and Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge in Hollywood. The Orlando version will probably use the latter name.

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Short walls create a rectangle around the Mario Kart site, which doesn’t seem as busy as the Donkey Kong coaster.

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Classic Monsters

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The Classic Monsters land will be between Super Nintendo World and Universal’s Grand Helios Hotel. It’s pictured to the right in the photo above.

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A square steel structure rises from the center of the land.

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There are a few short concrete walls and several trenches. The yellow arrows point to some small concrete structures. Two of them are circular, while the other two have a triangular shape.

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Other small concrete structures are visible throughout the land.

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Several small squares dot the ground.

How To Train Your Dragon
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In addition to the “How to Train Your Dragon” land to the left, this photo shows the following:

  1. Day guest parking
  2. Road to access parking
  3. Park entrance
  4. Center of park
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Crews have excavated a lot of this area.

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There’s an amphitheater shape near the center of the park, at the edge of the land.

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The amphitheater already has a concrete foundation and crews were working on a grid of rebar.

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More structures are in this ditch, including a tall wall and concrete foundation.

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Several excavators were moving dirt elsewhere in the land.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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The steel structure in the foreground of this photo is the beginning of the Ministry of Magic ride. The buildings in the background are backstage.

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A dirt road creates a rectangle around a large section of flat land.

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The steel structure for the Ministry of Magic sits at the center of the rectangle.

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What are you most excited to see at Universal’s Epic Universe? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Super Nintendo world is what I m looking forward to the most being an original Nintendo kid

  2. Most excited about Classic Monsters land and hoping there will be a Creature from the Black Lagoon boat ride. Least excited for How to train your Dragon.

  3. Exciting, but Universal would be well-served to ensure its present parks are operating properly. I was greeted in a recent visit to Universal Studios by closures of Revenge of the Mummy and the Hogwarts Express, along with frequent delays and closures of Escape from Gringotts and Men in Black. Not super impressive.

  4. I’m looking forward to the “How to Train Your Dragon” section. I’ve been saying, for years, how good of a theme the whole Berk atmosphere would lend itself to a theme park and how many cool rides could be made to simulate riding dragons!

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