Universal Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens 2025

trr1

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Might be fun to share a few recent aerial photos of the Donkey Kong roller coaster in development at Epic Universe.
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Rob562

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I believe the Epic lands will also have that.

I just hope the guest flow to the exits will be marked better than Hollywood's.

We were in USH for two days a couple weeks after official opening of SNW. The area had had a cold snap, so attendance in the park was low both days. We wandered in and out of SNW a couple times and for the most part guests allowed to flow freely through the entrance pipe in either direction.
Except the one time that they were regulating (or at least prepping to regulate) entrance into the land. There was nothing stopping us from walking back out through Peach's Castle. But when we got all the way outside, a TM made us walk all the way back into the land and around to the "official" exit that really only had one sign that blended in with everything else in the visually busy land. It would have helped to have signs or a TM stop us from going into Peach's Castle.

At least in Orlando the entrance will be up escalators and thus not as easy to go opposite the flow.

-Rob
 

trr1

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Aerial look at Epic Universe construction at night. At left is the dual-racing roller coaster.At center is a pair of spinning rides. These were seen in ride testing during this flight!Right center is the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster station.
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Aerial look at Dark Universe construction at night. In Epic Univers
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Aerial look at Epic Universe park day guest parking at night. The far left section is dark, unpaved, due to construction staging.
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Aerial photo of two Universal resorts South of Epic Universe. Barely visible at night during the construction.1 Terra Luna, opening Feb 20252 Stella Nova, opening Jan 2025Stella Nova is covered in tiles, which look dark here.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe at night. Isolated bright spots, some with construction activity.1 Universal Studios Florida2 Team Member parking3 Pair of warehouses along Sand Lake Rd4 Dark Universe show building5 Super Nintendo World6 Park entrance
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It was exciting to see construction activity in How To Train Your Dragon land during a random fly over of Epic Universe at night.At center of this aerial photo is a pair of spinning rides.Also:1 Roller coaster station2 Shop near Meade Hall (The Great Hall)
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JoeCamel

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Aerial look at Epic Universe construction at night. At left is the dual-racing roller coaster.At center is a pair of spinning rides. These were seen in ride testing during this flight!Right center is the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster station.
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Aerial look at Dark Universe construction at night. In Epic Univers
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Aerial look at Epic Universe park day guest parking at night. The far left section is dark, unpaved, due to construction staging.
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Aerial photo of two Universal resorts South of Epic Universe. Barely visible at night during the construction.1 Terra Luna, opening Feb 20252 Stella Nova, opening Jan 2025Stella Nova is covered in tiles, which look dark here.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe at night. Isolated bright spots, some with construction activity.1 Universal Studios Florida2 Team Member parking3 Pair of warehouses along Sand Lake Rd4 Dark Universe show building5 Super Nintendo World6 Park entrance
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It was exciting to see construction activity in How To Train Your Dragon land during a random fly over of Epic Universe at night.At center of this aerial photo is a pair of spinning rides.Also:1 Roller coaster station2 Shop near Meade Hall (The Great Hall)
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Bio just upped his game
 

trr1

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There's preview center style aerial photos of Epic Universe construction in my timeline. Posted since a flight on Friday.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of teams of workers wrapping colorful reflective tiles around Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of colorful reflective tile wrapping around Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe construction. In-park resort tower at right.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe construction.
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Aerial photo of teams placing colorful reflective tile on the exterior of Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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trr1

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Aerial photo of workers placing colorful reflective tiles near a top corner of Stella Nova resort. These tiles are wrapping around to the pool side of the tower.A resort opening Jan 21, 2025 South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of teams adding colorful reflective tiles to the exterior of Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of Stella Nova and Terra Luna resorts. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at development of the transportation plaza of Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo showing the current extent of colorful reflective tiles wrapping around the pool side of Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of the Stella Nova resort pool area. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of work on a raised traffic circle to ease traffic flow for day guest parking of Epic Universe. Arrows at foundations so far for the ramp.Top right is the manor in Dark Universe.
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Aerial photo of the new bridge for Sand Lake Rd to cross over Kirkman Rd. Kirkman is being extended to Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of the transportation plaza side of Terra Luna resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of the redo of the intersection of Kirkman Rd and Sand Lake Rd, near Epic Universe.1 Volcano Bay2 Surfside and Dockside resorts3 Universal parking garages
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trr1

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Aerial photo of a restaurant near the show fountain in Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of Epic Universe Dec 8, 2023• Portal theming at How To Train Your Dragon land• Dragon land bay filled• Large number of cascading water features at park entrance• Show fountain surfacing• Outline for dome on top the in-park resort tower
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Aerial look at duct installation on top of Stella Nova resort. South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the pool side of Terra Luna resort. Opens Feb 25, 2025 South of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of Stella Nova and Terra Luna resorts, South of Epic Universe.At top is a Universal future development area.
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Aerial photo of concrete forms for cascading water features near the front of Epic Universe. A park entrance building is in foreground.
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Aerial look at a recently transplanted tree in Epic Universe. At what is believed to be a BBQ restaurant.
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Aerial look at development of the show fountain in Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of the portal of How To Train Your Dragon land in Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of an Epic Universe restaurant near the show fountain.
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trr1

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Aerial photo of a small building near the entrance of the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster.
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Aerial photo of some of the food and beverage locations near the center of Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of a scrim-covered water side restaurant in Epic Universe. Cascading features left and right flow into freeform ponds. Arrow where fountain outlets are located, in fanciful designs across the pond.
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Aerial photo of development between the Epic Universe in-park resort tower and the show fountain.
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Aerial photo of the Epic Universe show fountain.Height of the basement level of the in-park resort tower can be see at top center.
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erial photo of fountain equipment being installed at a splash pad in Epic Universe. A cross park walkway will be where the boom lift is seen.
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Aerial photo of the lobby entry for guests arriving at the Epic Universe in-park resort. Arrow where glass is staged for placement.
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Aerial photo of Dark Universe in Epic Universe.Arrow at circular frame for the in-park resort's pool bar.
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In this aerial photo of Epic Universe:• Dome for Celestial Carousel, next to a water feature. Dome frame has a test panel.• A splash pad next to a cross park walkway.• The park's show fountain.
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Aerial photo of domes at center of Epic Universe. Believed to be for Celestial Carousel.
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trr1

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Aerial overview of domes at a water feature in Epic Universe. At left is development of a splash pad or play fountain.
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Aerial photo of a restaurant near the in-park resort at Epic Universe.Top left is circular frame for the resort's pool bar.
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Aerial photo of cascading water features near a water side restaurant in Epic Universe. Concrete was recently cast for the features on the right side
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Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of a splash pad and nearby domes in Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of the Epic Universe in-park resort tower, and front of the adjacent Harry Potter related land.
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In this aerial photo of ICON park:1 Epic Universe in-park resort tower2 Stella Nova resort3 Terra Luna resort
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Aerial photo of the dome at center of Epic Universe, and Peach's Castle in Super Nintendo World.
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Aerial peek over the wall inside Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look across Epic Universe to base of the in-park resort tower.1 Forest at the Curse of The Werewolf roller coaster2 Portal of Dark Universe3 Large fountain at center of the park
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trr1

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Aerial photo of development of the pool bar of the Epic Universe in-park resort.
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Aerial overview of areas near the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster.
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Aerial look inside development of the multilevel Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of the Epic Universe dual-racing roller coaster.
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Aerial photo of the Epic Universe in-park resort tower relative to sections of the park. Such as the Harry Potter related land at left.
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Aerial overview of a Harry Potter related land in Epic Universe.
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Aerial photo of a snack stand in Epic Universe. The circles at right are likely planters for trees.
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Aerial look at cascading water features near the front of Epic Universe. The octagonal building, covered in scrims, will be a water side restaurant.
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Aerial look through the front area of Epic Universe.In foreground are cascading water features. Octagon at right will be a water side restaurant.Half circle of concrete forms is the portal through the gateway of the park.At top, the pair of security/admission buildings.
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Aerial photo where it seems like trees are being temporarily staged. Place here until needed in their final locations in Epic Universe.
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