Things are heating up in Orlando as an all new theme park is on the horizon. Universal Orlando Resort has announced an all new addition to their resort. The fourth park, Universal’s Epic Universe, will change theme park entertainment forever.
“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation. “It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”
The vision is to create a park that takes things to an all new level, taking guest on a journey into vibrant lands that expand on stories. They hope that the journey is as much a part of their adventure as the ultimate destination.
The fourth theme park will feature an entertainment center that includes hotels, shops, restaurants, and more. The location of the park will be a few miles from the current resort. It will be built on a large 750-acre site that will nearly double Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida.
“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts. “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created. It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community.”
The Universal Orlando resort currently employees 25,000 people and will hire an additional 14,000 team members as part of Epic Universe, including professional, technical, culinary and other specialized positions.