Coaster Track For ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Ride Staged at Universal’s Epic Universe, More Steel Rises at Super Nintendo World
Bioreconstruct has shared more aerial photos of Epic Universe, the next Universal Orlando Resort theme park currently under construction. Epic Universe will house Florida’s version of Super Nintendo World, as well as a third Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a land based on “How To Train Your Dragon,” and a Classic Monsters land.
In this photo, bioreconstruct has labeled various areas of construction:
Excavation for a carousel next to a pond
The fountain basin next to the in-park hotel
A trench for the turn of a high-speed roller coaster
The hills and valleys of the “How To Train Your Dragon” land, inspired by the island of Berk
Several pieces of coaster track now sit in a staging area at Epic Universe. These tracks are likely for a “How To Train Your Dragon” coaster.
The coaster will go above and below guest areas, including through trenches. The photo above also features the fountain basin at the center of the park. The hotel will sit at the far corner.
Crews have dug a large circular basin for the fountain. A pond, or some other sort of small water feature, will be nearby, along with a carousel.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be right next to the hotel and feature the Ministry of Magic. Right now, the Ministry is just steel supports and a section of roof.
A square is outlined on the ground in front of the building.
Another steel structure is under construction in the Classic Monsters land. The arrows in the photo above point to rounded and triangular concrete structures low to the ground.
When Epic Universe opens, it will have Universal’s third version of Super Nintendo World, which is already open at Universal Studios Japan and opening next year at Universal Studios Hollywood. In the photo above, a yellow arrow points at a new steel frame.