Universal Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens 2025

celluloid

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I thought I had heard that there would be no screen carousels in monsters and that it will have a lot more physical elements. As per Alicia Stella, the Potter attraction will use one but with a physical animated figure chasing riders, akin to the Indominus Rex in Beijing's Jurassic World

This is correct.
 

EricsBiscuit

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The only reason I mentioned it was Alicia Stella’s video recently about it. Maybe I missed the part where she said it’s not happening. Hopefully it doesn’t as it seems like it would make the park a nightmare.
 

celluloid

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The only reason I mentioned it was Alicia Stella’s video recently about it. Maybe I missed the part where she said it’s not happening. Hopefully it doesn’t as it seems like it would make the park a nightmare.

Too much money lost for it to. Not totally unlike the reason for ticket books no longer being viable.
 

trr1

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Aerial look at the portal of Dark Universe or classic monsters land in Epic Universe. Arrows at what seem to be reference models for the painting of rocks and tree roots. Many tree roots seen at right.
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Aerial look at the portal of Dark Universe or classic monsters land in Epic Universe.Zoom in at arrow at the top. Seems like tree growth.Worker at bottom left lends scale to this huge sculpture.
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Aerial look at pavement tests in a staging area of Epic Universe.
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Aerial look across the Curse of the Werewolf roller coaster to the Burning Blade Tavern in Dark Universe.
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An aerial peek through the scaffolding at the sculpted tree and rocks of the portal to Dark Universe.
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celluloid

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That’s what I said?
For Disney genie Plus yes. For open hub It would have been paid per land. That is why an add on priority works, and why a hub per land admission model was not going to be viable.
Celestial main hub and pay to enter spokes was not a good business model was what I was reminding for comparison.
 

Mike S

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For Disney genie Plus yes. For open hub It would have been paid per land. That is why an add on priority works, and why a hub per land admission model was not going to be viable.
Celestial main hub and pay to enter spokes was not a good business model was what I was reminding for comparison.
My joke was never about Universal, it was just a dig at Disney.
 

Disneyhead'71

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A lot of people have been comparing HTTYD Land with Toy Story Land, and on paper, (a 2 launch Family Coaster, a flat, and a main attraction, ((TSMM/Dragons theater show)), and multiple dining locations) they seem comparable. But, HTTYD Land will also have EXTENSIVE rock work, large water features, Viking Boats with sails and rigging, and fire. Oh, and a themed play area and a water/boat ride.

Be honest, does Toy Story Land compare?



I am so waiting to compare the facade of the HTTYD land Great Hall restaurant with the facade of the BBQ place in TSL.

The Great Hall awaiting rock work.

 
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Andrew25

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A lot of people have been comparing HTTYD Land with Toy Story Land, and on paper, (a 2 launch Family Coaster, a flat, and a main attraction, ((TSMM/Dragons theater show)), and multiple dining locations) they seem comparable, But, HTTYD Land will also have EXTENSIVE rock work, large water features, Viking Boats with sails and rigging, and fire. Oh, and a water boat ride, too.

Be honest, does Toy Story Land compare?



I am so waiting to compare the facade of the HTTYD land Great Hall restaurant with the facade of the BBQ place in TSL.

The Great Hall awaiting rock work.



Yes, while HTTYD doesn't have the popularity of Toy Story... it will by far be the better land. HTTYD will be what TSL should have been.
 

celluloid

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It is also an entirely new offering with an angle tha rhas bot been created before. Even is one thought comparable it wins the competition.
 

Rich Brownn

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A lot of people have been comparing HTTYD Land with Toy Story Land, and on paper, (a 2 launch Family Coaster, a flat, and a main attraction, ((TSMM/Dragons theater show)), and multiple dining locations) they seem comparable. But, HTTYD Land will also have EXTENSIVE rock work, large water features, Viking Boats with sails and rigging, and fire. Oh, and a themed play area and a water/boat ride.

Be honest, does Toy Story Land compare?



I am so waiting to compare the facade of the HTTYD land Great Hall restaurant with the facade of the BBQ place in TSL.

The Great Hall awaiting rock work.


Actually 2 launch coaster, theater show, boat ride, flat ride and play area -- which means it already beats TSL :)
 

trr1

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Thank you Bioreconstruct
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Aerial overview of the dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster. Between a Harry Potter related land at left, and How To Train Your Dragon land.
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In this aerial photo of Epic Universe1 A curved walkway will be here between two water features2 The walkway at 1 will be similar to this walkway3 Water feature near the park entrance4 A waterside restaurant, currently covered in scrims
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Aerial look at current work on the domes in center of Epic Universe. It's believed that Celestial Carousel will be in the large dome. A pond will be in foreground.
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Aerial photo of the front of the dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at water features under construction in Epic Universe. Park entrance out of frame, but at right. The octagon to be a waterside restaurant.
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Aerial look at where an intersection will be in the Kirkman Rd extension. Guests of the Epic Universe in-park hotel will travel on a road over a tunnel. The tunnel is over the park's perimeter road.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe near the domes in the central corridor of Epic Universe. This corridor is believed to be called Celestial Park. It's believed that a carousel will be in the large dome.
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Aerial photo of the dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe.A separate roller coaster is in How To Train Your Dragon land, at right.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe near the large fountain basin.
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trr1

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Aerial look at what is likely to be a splash pad in Epic Universe. A walkway between Dark Universe (classic monsters) and the dual-racing coaster will be where the red excavator is staged.
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In this aerial photo of the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster:1 Attraction entrance2,3 Interesting relatively short concrete walls
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Aerial look at details and concrete forms of the Epic Universe large central fountain.
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Aerial look at a likely BBQ restaurant in Epic Universe. In the central corridor of the park, near classic monsters land. Curse of the Werewolf roller coaster seen at top of the photo.
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In this aerial photo of water feature construction in Epic Universe1 Park entrance2 Portal of Super Nintendo World3 Portal of How to Train Your Dragon land
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Aerial look at domes and a pond under construction in the center of Epic Universe. A curved walkway will be between another pond at right.
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Aerial look at water features in Epic Universe near the dual-racing roller coaster and the portal of How To Train Your Dragon land.
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In this aerial photo of the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster1 Attraction entrance2,3 Interesting concrete walls4,5 Interesting curved lines of rebar
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Aerial look at trees recently added near the portal of a Harry Potter related land.Arrow at wiring in the portal believed to be for admission podiums. Universal said recently at Epic Universe will have an admission system based on facial recognition.
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At center of this aerial is a likely splash pad in Epic Universe.Also seen are some details of the tiered audience viewing of the large central fountain in the park.
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