Universal Orlando Unveils New Details of Epic Universe Lands and a New Hotel

Epic Universe

In 2025, Universal Orlando Resort will unveil its most ambitious theme park expansion yet, called Universal Epic Universe, and today we got new details about the lands that will make up this new Orlando theme park.

Epic Universe will transport guests to expansive worlds featuring more than 50 attraction, entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences that will come together to create an unforgettable adventure that Universal says is nothing short of epic.

And it certainly looks to be impressive.

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The Lands

Epic Universe will feature five main lands:

Celestial Park – the heart of Universal Epic Universe and the first world guests will encounter at the new theme park.

Epic Universe - Celestial Park

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic – where guests will discover a different era of the wizarding world in an all-new land that blends 1920s wizarding Paris from Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts” films with the iconic British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter series

Epic Universe - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD – where guests will enter the iconic green pipe and discover a new way to play as they step into the worlds of beloved characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Donkey Kong


How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk – where guests can soar with dragons in a colorful world filled with Viking adventures based on the wildly popular “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise

How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk

Dark Universe – where guests encounter everything from the experiments of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein to the shadowy landscape where monsters roam in a world of myth and mystery. A whole land themed to Universal’s classic monsters? Yes, please.

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Celestial Park

We’re still awaiting details on four of those lands, but Universal has let us know what to expect from Celestial Park.

With acres of rolling gardens, chasing waterways and strolling pathways, Celestial Park offers lush living gardens nestled along shimmering waters surrounded by stunning architecture inspired by astronomical and mythological elements.

It’s not only the central portal to the other four lands, but it has some thrills of its own.

Starfall Racers: a dual-launch racing coaster that sends guests rocketing through the skies aboard comets in a race to see who’s the fastest of them all. Reaching speeds up to 62 mph and heights up to 133 feet along 5,000 feet of track, Starfall Racers will be Epic Universe’s most thrilling coaster experience with unique maneuvers such as the “Celestial Spin,” in which the two coaster vehicles perform an inverted crisscross while speeding through the air – creating an “out-of-this-world” adrenaline rush.

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Constellation Carousel: the grand centerpiece of Celestial Park. Here, explorers of all ages will take a fantastical whirl aboard constellations that glide forward, backward, and even make 360-degree rotations, through the milky way in a choreographed dance of music and starlight.

Epic Universe - Celestial Park - Constellation Carousel

Astronomica: an interactive wet-play area that also doubles as a giant compass rose to the many wonders of Epic Universe, featuring crystal blue fountains that spring to life and dance around guests

Epic Universe - Celestial Park

Fountain Shows: There will be various fountain shows throughout Celestial Park’s seven acres of water where a multitude of fountains sway and dance, reaching heights up to 135 feet in the air, to music and interactive lighting from day to night.

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Not to mention a variety of dining options:

Atlantic: a full-service “surf and turf” restaurant set inside a Victorian aquarium complete with captivating views of Celestial Park.

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The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant: where diners take a culinary journey across Asia as they enjoy authentic Chinese, Japanese and Thai fare in this full-service restaurant accented with neon dragons and ethereal lanterns.

Epic Universe - Celestial Park - The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant

Plus, The Oak & Star Tavern: where guests can enjoy savory barbecue, and Pizza Moon: serving up a tasty menu featuring a variety of pizzas.

And it’s not a theme park without the shopping, and Celestial Park will have:

  • Nintendo Super Star Store: where guests can shop an assortment of merchandise themed to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD
  • Moonship Chocolates & Celestial Sweets: where guests can satisfy their cravings with a unique selection of sweet treats

Epic Universe - Celestial Park - Nintendo Super Star Store

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A New Hotel

Located inside Epic Universe at the end of Celestial Park will also be the new Universal Helios Grand Hotel. It will feature 500 rooms, one-of-a-kind views, and its very own dedicated entrance into Epic Universe.

Epic Universe - Universal Helios Grand Hotel

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Preview Center

As we get closer to the 2025 opening of Universal’s Epic Universe, an interactive preview center at Universal CityWalk will open later this year that will offer a sneak peek at the new theme park. I’ll let you know when I get a date for this.

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Are you looking forward to Epic Universe? Which land are you going to visit first?

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