Universal Files Patent for Potential Epic Universe Carousel

Shannen Ace

Universal Files Patent for Potential Epic Universe Carousel

Shannen Ace

Universal Files Patent for Potential Epic Universe Carousel

Universal Destinations & Experiences filed a patent that seems to give us a look at the upcoming Epic Universe carousel attraction, Orlando Business Journal shared.

Universal’s Carousel Patent

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The patent is for “Choreographed Ride Systems and Methods,” and describes a free-moving carousel ride system with more mobility both vertically and horizontally. One figure shows two adjacent circles with roughly animal-shaped seats on posts.

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“During operation,” the patent reads, “the movement of the ride vehicles is typically restricted to the fixed paths along the ride surface. It is now recognized that such movement of the ride vehicles may detract from the users’ experiences while riding the ride vehicles.”

Recent trademarks by Universal suggest this carousel could be named Constellation Carousel. The lion figure in the patent could be just a general image for the patent, or it could mean the seats of the carousel are inspired by different constellations, like Leo the lion.

Epic Universe

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Epic Universe is expected to open in summer 2025. Though only Super Nintendo World has been confirmed, rumored Epic Universe lands include a Universal Classic Monsters land, How to Train Your Dragon land, and a third The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

In addition to Constellation Carousel, Universal recently trademarked the name Starfall Racers, potentially for the new dual-racing coaster. Alongside recently trademarked hotel names, it seems Epic Universe will have an astronomical theme.

Epic Universe concept art

Both the dual-racing coaster and the carousel can be seen in Epic Universe concept art.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be inspired by Place Cachée, the Parisian version of Diagon Alley seen in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” Construction photos reveal a version Porte Saint-Denis, an arched gateway built in the late 1300s in Paris. The Wizarding World ride, however, will transport guests to the U.K. Ministry of Magic for a ride featuring Dolores Umbridge.

The How to Train Your Dragon land will resemble the Isle of Berk. Attractions may include The Untrainable Dragon, a version of the Universal Studios Beijing stage show “Untrainable”; Hiccup’s Wing Gliders, a roller-coaster; Fyre Drill, a water ride; and Dragon Racer’s Rally.

The Universal Classic Monsters land will have its own roller coaster, rumored to be a spinner. “Curse of the Werewolf” was recently trademarked and may be the name of the coaster. “Dark Universe,” which was the name of a canceled series of Universal Monsters movies, was also trademarked, along with The Oak & Star Tavern, possibly a restaurant.

Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Hollywood

Super Nintendo World will open with the Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventure rides from Universal Studios Japan as well as a Donkey Kong roller-coaster. Guests will enter through a green warp pipe into the enclosed land, just like in Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Check out our most recent Epic Universe construction update.

Universal recently renamed the Universal Parks & Resorts department to Universal Destinations & Experiences. They unveiled updated logos for Universal Orlando Resort, including Epic Universe.

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