Amazing news out of a press conference with Comcast’s Chairman and CEO, Brian L. Roberts. It was announced today that Universal’s Epic Universe (Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park) would resume construction immediately. “The restart will begin immediately – but is expected to take several months before reaching full-speed as Universal re-staffs for the project and reassembles its vendor and contractor teams.”
Epic Universe was put on hold shortly after being announced this past summer but is set to begin again. “The restart of construction of Epic Universe is a terrific moment for our employees and for our theme park business in Florida,” said Brian L. Roberts. “It is our single-largest investment in the state and represents our enthusiasm for the spectacular park and the economic opportunities it will generate.”
Epic Universe will have major impacts on the Florida economy. “The Epic Universe project will infuse billions of dollars into the Florida economy – and also create more than 14,000 permanent jobs in addition to the thousands of jobs that will be created during its development.” Epic Universe will feature a new theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. It will be located on a 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida.
“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” Mr. Williams said at the time the project was announced. “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”
We are ecstatic with the announcement that Epic Universe is back on track! We will continue to update as news is released about the theme park including any clue as to when it will open and themed lands.