Complete Guide to Universal’s Epic Universe for Families

Universal’s Epic Universe is a brand new theme park opening at the Universal Orlando Resort in 2025. This guide will share an overview of what to expect at the park and be your guide to Epic Universe at Universal.

Universal Epic Universe will be upping the theme park game when it opens in Orlando, Florida. It will be located at the Universal Orlando Resort and join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

This park will include immersive lands and portals to transport guests to rides and attractions like they’ve never experienced.

When Will Epic Universe Open?

Epic Universe will open in 2025. Exact dates have not been released.

What Will Be at Epic Universe?

Epic Universe will include family friendly rides and attractions as well as immersive dining, shows, and entertainment.

Will their be hotels and resorts at Epic Universe?

All of the Universal hotels will provide transportation to/from Epic Universe. There are 3 hotels currently being built close to Epic Universe. They are Universal Helios Grand Hotel, which will have its own entrance to the park, and Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort.

Want more? Read on for details (and my commentary) in our guide to Universal Epic Universe.

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Concept art map of Epic Universe.

Guide to Universal’s Epic Universe

There will be 5 distinct lands at Epic Universe. They will include:

Each land will have a portal to enter. Guests will enter that park at Celestial Park and discover portals to take them to the different worlds.

Let’s get into details about what we know so far…

Celestial Park

Guests can ride the Starfall Racer roller coaster, dine at the Undersea Adventure or Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant, and take a ride on the Constellation Carousel.

Celestial Park will be the “hub” to the other lands to discover but it will also be part of the story. Here you will step away from your everyday life to a world between worlds.

This looks like it will be a park like setting with a constellation theme. I love that it will transport guests to new realms. This area will be a fun place to start your day at the park. Read my detailed guide to Celestial Park.

How to Train Your Dragon- Isle of Berk

Guests will enter a world of Vikings and Dragons in this colorful village that is great for families of all ages. With themed dining, shops, and attractions this is the largest world at Epic Universe.

The concept art looks amazing for this area! I am most excited for Hiccup’s Wing Gliders family coaster. I think it will be a fun ride at the park.

Read my detailed Guide to How to Train Your Dragon-Isle of Berk at Epic Universe.

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Portal to enter How to Train Your Dragon-Isle of Berk

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic

This is the third Wizarding World of Harry Potter land at Universal Orlando. This land will immerse guests in Ministry of Magic World from Paris to the British Ministry.

I can’t wait to learn more about the attractions coming to the Ministry of Magic. The Harry Potter areas at the other parks are so immersive, I expect this to top what we already have.

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Portal to The Ministry of Magic

Super Nintendo World

Super Nintendo World will have guests racing in Mario Kart and adventuring in Donkey Kong Country. I have been following along on the development of the Donkey Kong roller coaster that has guests feel as if they are “jumping the track”.

This technology looks amazing and I can’t wait to learn more. It is going to be a very popular area at the park.

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Portal to enter Super Nintendo World

Dark Universe

Dark Universe feels like a land theme park fans have been waiting years for. This will transport guests to the world of Frankenstein and monsters.

I do not know what to expect and if this will be scary for families. Not many details have been released, but I will be sure to update here as I learn more.

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Dark Universe Portal

Universal Hotels Near Epic Universe

Universal will have 3 hotels nearby as well as the existing Universal hotels that will all offer transportation to/from the theme park.

Universal Helios Grand Hotel will follow the celestial theme and have an entrance to Epic Universe. This hotel will open in 2025.

Universal Stella Nova Resort is themed to the galaxies and will open January 21, 2025. It will have a pool, interactive splash pad, and dining options. This may also have a walking trail to Epic Universe but I am not 100 percent sure yet. I will update as soon as I know.

Universal Terra Luna Resort will also follow the celestial theme and be “your landing pad for relaxation”. This will open February 25, 2025.

Universal’s Epic Universe is going to take theme park vacations to a whole new level and I can’t wait to visit. Be sure to check back often for the latest updates. Is there a land you are most excited for??

Read Next: Universal Orlando Guide to the Parks & Resorts for Beginners

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