Back in August, we learned the name of Universal Orlando’s new theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe. Now, we know this new park will open in 2023, according to Spectrum News.

  • The opening year of Universal’s Epic Universe was revealed today during a Comcast earnings call.
  • During the call, an executive said “We recently announced we're doing a fourth gate in Orlando in 2023."
  • No new details on the new area of the resort were shared but we do know Epic Universe will consist of more than just a theme park. It will also include hotels, shops and restaurants.
  • Executives also reported an increase in attendance at Universal parks but admitted that was mainly due to severe weather that caused a significant decrease in attendance at Universal Studios Japan in the same quarter a year ago.

More on Universal’s Epic Universe:

  • The new project was announced to be Comcast’s largest investment in the parks, though specific numbers were not shared.
  • This project will create 14,000 jobs with a starting rate of $15 per hour.
  • Universal also shared a graphic showing the amount of land Epic Universe will reside on, and it appears to at least match the amount of land Universal Orlando Resort currently takes up.

  • Universal also announced a 50/50 public-private partnership in which Universal is investing $160 million to extend Kirkman Road into the area where the new park will be located, creating the necessary infrastructure for the new resort area.
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