Fry Robot Named Horton Preparing Food at Universal Orlando Resort

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Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous recently reopened after a months-long refurbishment with a new menu and, as we have learned, a new fry robot employee named Horton. Horton the Fry Robot Team Members told us that the Seuss Landing restaurant in Universal Islands of Adventure is using a new robot to make French fries. The FryBot, … Read more

Constellation Carousel Deck, Dark Universe Gravestones, & More Epic Universe Construction Updates

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Crews have installed the deck of Constellation Carousel, are testing Curse of the Werewolf, and have added more theming elements throughout Epic Universe. Aerial photographer bioreconstruct shared photos of all this work and more this week. Epic Universe Overview Epic Universe will be the third Universal Orlando Resort theme park, after Universal Studios Florida and … Read more

First Epic Universe Merchandise Available at Universal Orlando Resort

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A new T-shirt is the first piece of Epic Universe merchandise available at Universal Orlando Resort. Epic Universe Merchandise The shirt is currently exclusive to Universal Orlando Annual Passholders and is available at the UOAP Lounge in Universal Islands of Adventure. There is an adult version and a youth version (which was released later). Adult … Read more

Universal Legacy Store Signage Removed in Preparation for Interactive Epic Universe Preview Center

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The Universal Legacy Store at CityWalk Orlando closed permanently on January 6 with construction walls installed on January 8, 2024, and the signage has now been removed from the exterior. Universal Legacy Store Signage Gone The store formerly sold Universal merchandise generally found across the resort, but its appeal was the decor, which featured props, … Read more

Universal Confirms Epic Universe ‘Interactive’ Preview Center Coming to CityWalk

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Universal Orlando Resort confirmed that an Epic Universe preview center will open at CityWalk later this year. Epic Universe Preview Center In a press release about Epic Universe, Universal Orlando Resort wrote that “an interactive preview center at Universal CityWalk” will open later in 2024 and offer a sneak peek of the park. The Universal … Read more

FIRST LOOK at Universal Helios Grand Hotel in Epic Universe

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Among several details and concept art released Tuesday morning about Epic Universe, Universal Orlando Resort announced the name of the in-park hotel: Universal Helios Grand Hotel. Universal Helios Grand Hotel Universal Helios Grand Hotel is attached to Epic Universe, on the opposite end of the park from the main entrance, and will have its own … Read more

First Look at Universal Epic Universe Park Map and NEW Concept Art

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As part of the reveal of Celestial Park at Universal Epic Universe, the full park map and a collection of new concept art have been released. Universal Epic Universe Map The map uses the same concept art that’s been released before but with each of the five lands and the in-park hotel properly labeled. Epic … Read more

Celestial Park Attractions, Restaurants, and Shop Names and Details Revealed for Epic Universe 

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In addition to confirming the five lands of Epic Universe, Universal has announced the full details for the main hub: Celestial Park. Celestial Park Overview Celestial Park is not based on an IP, unlike the other four lands, and is the central “world” of Epic Universe. Guests will enter it through the Chronos at the … Read more

VIDEO: Universal Releases Trailer for Epic Universe Theme Park Showing Never Before Seen Concept Art and Model

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Universal has released a trailer for their upcoming Epic Universe theme park, set to open in 2025. Epic Universe Trailer The video features information about the themed lands and other offerings, plus a look at how the park was developed. Epic Universe will have five themed “worlds” with “over 50 unique, compelling experiences.” Guests enter … Read more

BREAKING: Themed Lands Confirmed for Universal Epic Universe Including More Harry Potter

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Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed the five themed areas that will be at Epic Universe. Epic Universe Lands The lands include: Thanks to rumors and aerial photography of the construction site, we already knew what the lands were going to be, but this is the first time Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed them and announced … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Official Universal Epic Universe Merchandise Coming Soon

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The first official merchandise for Epic Universe has been previewed on the Universal Orlando website. These shirts for the new theme park are available in youth and adult sizes and are online exclusives! They’re not available to purchase just yet, but should be available to order very soon. Pricing has not been released, but take … Read more

Comcast Q4 2023 Earnings Report Reveals Universal Parks Revenue Up Thanks to Super Nintendo World

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Comcast released its Q4 2023 earnings report revealing an increase in revenue for Universal theme parks, although lower revenue for Universal Orlando Resort. Comcast Q4 2023 Earnings Report The increase is 12.2 percent, from $2.11 billion to $2.37 billion. Comcast attributes the increase to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood. The land soft-opened in … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: First Official Footage of Epic Universe Construction Released by Universal Orlando Resort

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UPDATE: Universal took down the video after this article was originally published on January 24, 2024. Our screenshots of the video and original article remain below. Universal Orlando Resort has shared its first official footage from the Epic Universe construction site in a new Instagram video on the UOTMLife page. The video features various Universal … Read more

PHOTOS: Portal Archways Installed, Frankenstein Tavern Revealed, Test Dummies on Yoshi’s Adventure During Epic Universe Construction

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Aerial photographer bioreconstruct shared new photographs of Epic Universe this week. The theme park will be the third gate at Universal Orlando Resort, with lands themed to Nintendo, “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Harry Potter,” and Universal Monsters (only Super Nintendo World has been officially confirmed). Epic Universe is expected to have a central non-IP … Read more

Epic Boulevard Street Sign Installed Near Epic Universe Over a Year After Universal Filed Petition in Orange County

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After originally filing their petition for a street name in 2022, Universal has shared that the street sign for Epic Boulevard has been installed on the roadway leading to Epic Universe Epic Boulevard Street Sign The image was originally shared on the UO Team Life Instagram account, with the caption, “Well, well, well… What do … Read more

Universal Legacy Store Officially Closed, Construction Walls Up Around the Entrance at Universal CityWalk Orlando

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Rest in peace, Universal Legacy Store. This fan-favorite store, located at Universal CityWalk Orlando, has officially closed. Rumors of the store closing were finally confirmed by Universal Orlando, but no official announcements have been made about what could take its place. There’s a good chance that this location could become a preview center for Epic … Read more