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I'm Obsessed With These 19 Renderings Showing What Universal Orlando's Major New Theme Park Will Look Like

1.On Jan. 30, Universal Orlando Resort announced they're building a new theme park to join its growing hub in Central Florida.

Rendering of Universal Orlando Resort's new theme park
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2.The new theme park is called Universal Epic Universe, and it's the company's fourth theme park as part of its Orlando, Florida resort. It joins Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay.

Rendering of Universal Epic Universe
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3.Universal released renderings outlining the forthcoming theme park, which is expected to open sometime in 2025.

Rendering of Universal Epic Universe
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4.Most notably, the are five areas of the new theme park, and several are based on major franchises and IPs like Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, and Nintendo.

Rendering of Universal Epic Universe showing an aerial view of the five areas
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5.The first area is the entry world, known as Celestial Park.

Rendering of people walking through Celestial Park
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6.Celestial Park will feature gardens, restaurants, rides, and shops.

Rendering of Celestial Park featuring a statue of a dragon
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7.This includes Starfall Racers, a comet-inspired "dual-launch racing coaster."

Rendering of Starfall Racers

8.There's also the Constellation Carousel, featuring 360-degree rotations.

Rendering of the Constellation Carousel with a tower in front that says "Constellation"
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9.And a wet-play section called Astronomica.

Rendering of Astronomica
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10.Celestial Park is also the gateway to the "portals" for the theme park's other areas.

Rendering of Celestial Park
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11.The Harry Potter land is based on the Ministry of Magic (aka the wizarding world's headquarters as depicted in the original franchise) and Paris in the 1920s (as featured in the Fantastic Beasts series).

Rendering of the Harry Potter portion of the park

This will be Universal's third Harry Potter-themed area in its Florida parks. Universal Studios features Diagon Alley, while Islands of Adventure is home to the Hogwarts castle.

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12.The How to Train Your Dragon area, based on the film franchise of the same name, is called Isle of Berk and focuses on "Viking adventures."

Rendering of the Isle of Berk
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13.Super Nintendo World highlights the likes of Mario, Luigi, and crew.

Rendering of the entrance to Nintendo World
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14.And the final portal entry is into the Dark Universe, which will be an area filled with monsters and Dr. Victoria Frankenstein's experiments.

Rendering of the Dark Universe portal
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15.Universal also announced three new resorts associated with the new Epic Universe, including two 750-room hotels that will be adjacent to the new park. The first is Universal Stella Nova Resort.

Rendering of Universal Stella Nova Resort
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16.Here's a hotel room rendering:

Rendering of a hotel room with two beds at the Universal Stella Nova Resort
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17.And the second is Universal Terra Luna Resort.

Rendering of the Universal Terra Luna Resort
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18.Here's a rendering of the hotel's pool area:

The pool is surrounded by palm trees
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19.Then there's the 500-room Universal Helios Grand Hotel, which will be located inside the theme park in Celestial Park.

Rendering of the Universal Helios Grand Hotel with a massive fountain in front
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Lastly, check out the bird's-eye-view fly-through experience of the new theme park's design below:

And the Epic Universe creative team breaking down the new park here: