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Universal's Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens Summer 2025

trr1

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bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
Jul 8

Aerial look at Yoshi's Adventure. Track supports at right. At Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at some of the work on track in Donkey Kong. At Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of construction in Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at a project in Classic Monsters land of Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe. Bottom right, Donkey Kong Top right, Mario Kart Center, Yoshi's Adventure There's also work in progress at left
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At bottom center of this aerial is construction of a Team Member support building at Epic Universe. TM parking at right. At center, Ministry of Magic. Top left, day guest parking. Bottom left, chilled water plant. (A form of central air conditioning)
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At right in this aerial photo is work so far on Mario Kart. At left, Donkey Kong. At Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at what will be the central fountain of Epic Universe. Seems like concrete will be poured soon at the very bottom. Note also activity at arrow.
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Yellow crane in this aerial is placing steel in what seems like will be a cavernous space in Ministry of Magic. At Universal's Epic Universe.
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trr1

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https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct
bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
Jul 8

Aerial look at construction in much of Epic Universe. Super Nintendo World at right. Classic Monsters land at bottom. Large circle is fountain in front of in-park hotel.
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Aerial look at what is believed will be carousel near center of Epic Universe. Note the 2 square areas in this site preparation. Concept art shows excavated area at left as a pond. Elaborate circular roof centered at the corner top right.
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Nearly straight-down aerial look at How To Train Your Dragon land in Epic Universe. To feature a roller coaster. Turn of an additional high-speed roller coaster outside this land is top center.
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Aerial overview of many projects at Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. Top left is the featured attraction. Arrow at a recently started project. Large circle at right is fountain that will be in front of the in-park hotel.
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Aerial look at footers of a high speed roller coaster in Universal's Epic Universe. Track turn near center of the park.
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Aerial look at the featured attraction in Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. Top center to be themed as mansion with towers. Frame for show building is rapidly hiding two pairs of concrete. Rides often divide into 2 routes and then rejoin.
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Aerial look at where a roller coaster will fly over terrain in How To Train Your Dragon land at Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at floors being raised by boom lift in a Team Member office building at Epic Universe. Note the series of rectangles, indicating there will be atriums uniting the floors.
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Aerial overview of a recently started Classic Monsters land project. Service road indicates it may actually be a different land adjacent the Epic Universe hub. Circle lower right is the fountain basin in front of the in-park hotel.
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trr1

Well-Known Member
https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct
bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
Jul 8

Very wide aerial overview of construction at Universal's Epic Universe. Arrow directed at brown rock work of Mythos Restaurant in Islands of Adventure.
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Aerial overview of much of Universal's Epic Universe. It's believed that the peninsula in the lake top left will be launch site of fireworks. Behind the in-park hotel. Largest circle at center is fountain in front of the hotel.
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Aerial look at some of the work in progress on Mario Kart. At Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
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A straight-down aerial look at Super Nintendo World in Universal's Epic Universe. At bottom, Donkey Kong. At right, Mario Kart. At top, Yoshi's Adventure.
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Aerial look at a portion of the complex show interior of Donkey Kong. At Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe
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Aerial look at the circular central fountain of Epic Universe. At right is another water feature, where concept art shows an elaborate roof structure positioned over where arrow is. Work in the excavation is for an attraction under this roof. Believed to be a carousel.
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Arrow in this aerial at track supports for Yoshi's Adventure. In Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe. Recently started project at left.
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Aerial look at what will be center of Epic Universe. Fountain in the large circle. Another water feature with an attraction at the adjacent excavation. Excavation at top left is a turn of a high-speed roller coaster.
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Aerial look at a recently started project in Epic Universe. Service road indicates it's not part of Classic Monsters land (at right). Large circle top right is fountain in front of the in-park hotel.
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trr1

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bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
Jul 8


Sandy areas in this aerial photo are related to the extension of Kirkman Rd. South of Sand Lake Rd to Universal's Epic Universe guest parking. Arrow at UEU warehouse construction. Green areas in foreground are part of Lockheed Martin.
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Aerial look at the Sand Lake Rd interchange with Kirkman Rd. Kirkman extension in progress at right, to day guest parking of Universal's Epic Universe. Right arrow at primary Team Member support building. TM parking seen. Top arrow at UEU warehouse construction.
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Aerial look at a recently started project adjacent the central fountain (top right) of Universal's Epic Universe. Arrow at some of the workers preparing concrete forms.
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Aerial look at footers of in track turn of a high-speed roller coaster at Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at footers and other concrete for roller coasters in Epic Universe. At center are footers in a below grade dip of the How to Train Your Dragon coaster. Nearby, other footers. Note also the corners of this photo. Top right are footers of a separate roller coaster.
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Aerial look at overpass construction for the Kirkman Rd extension to Universal's Epic Universe. Sand Lake Rd at bottom. Private Lockheed Martin roads seen at center. LM buildings seen top left and top right.
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Aerial look at work inside How to Train Your Dragon land. Seems like rebar for roller coaster footers in the rectangles top left. Bottom left is activity for a high speed roller coaster in a different section of Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at roads near Universal's Epic Universe.
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trr1

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Alicia Stella
It looks like there are already 16 cranes on site at Epic Universe, but 4 more are on their way in October for work on two hotels. The hotel at the back of the park will be getting a tower crane and future hotel across the street 3 mobile cranes. See my story below for more!

https://twitter.com/OrlandoParkStop
Orlando ParkStop
@OrlandoParkStop

2h


Work on Second Hotel Near Epic Universe to Start Soon According to Permits
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orlandoparkstop.com
Work on Second Hotel Near Epic Universe to Start Soon According to Permits
A new hotel will start construction soon across the street from Epic Universe, known in permits as Project 912
 

trr1

Well-Known Member
July 22/2022
https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct
bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
2h

Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Universal's Epic Universe. 1 Park hub 2 Recently started project 3 Yoshi's Adventure, with track supports 4 Mario Kart, route seen in the bounding box 5 Donkey Kong, with some track 6 Restaurant fronting Classic Monsters land.
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Aerial look at Super Nintendo World 1 Yoshi's Adventure, with track supports 2 Mario Kart, with some of the routing 3 Donkey Kong, with some track In Universal's Epic Universe
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Almost straight-down aerial look at some of the work in Mario Kart. Including some of the routing. In Super Nintendo World at Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at Yoshi's Adventure. Track supports seen at top center. In Super Nintendo World at Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at Yoshi's Adventure. Track supports at left of the building. The curved pavement at right is part of Mario Kart. In Super Nintendo World at Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World. Left arrow at some track supports staged for Donkey Kong. Right arrow at recently added routing for Mario Kart. Hub area of Epic Universe top right.
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Aerial overview of Mario Kart construction in Super Nintendo World. Part of Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at construction of Yoshi's Adventure. Track support can be seen. In Super Nintendo World of Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the West side of Epic Universe. Super Nintendo World at center. Classic Monsters land top center. Hub area of the park at right. Road in top left corner is Kirkman Rd extension. Road along left edge is access of UEU guest parking.
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trr1

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bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
1h

Aerial photo of hub area of Epic Universe. Large circle is a fountain basin. Be sure to zoom in at arrow, attraction walls, etc... 1 High speed roller coaster turn 2 Super Nintendo World 3 Classic Monsters land 4 Recent concrete forms 5 In-park hotel's restaurant
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Details of construction of a hub area attraction in Epic Universe include: A slalom to access bottom of the excavation (right arrow) Steel mesh for concrete (left)
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Aerial look at what is believed to be site of an elaborately-themed carousel. Based on what's seen in concept art. Attraction positioned at left. Circular pond at right. In hub area of Universal's Epic Universe.
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At left in this aerial, the large circular fountain basin in the hub area of Epic Universe. At right, construction of an attraction believed to be a carousel adjacent to a pond. Note the depth of the excavation by the slalom to reach the bottom. At top, turn of a roller coaster.
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Large circle bottom center is a fountain basin of Epic Universe. To left of it is construction of what might be a carousel at a pond. 1 In-park hotel site 2 Restaurant at the hotel 3 Classic Monsters land 4 Super Nintendo World Along top of this aerial: Kirkman Rd extension
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It seems like site preparation is underway for the in-park hotel of Universal's Epic Universe. Foreground of this aerial. Arrow at restaurant in front of the hotel. Circle top left is the large fountain basin in hub area of the park. Top right is Classic Monsters land.
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Square at center is construction of a restaurant fronting the in-park hotel of Epic Universe. Green arrows in this aerial at recently added concrete forms. Yellow arrow at concrete forms at edge of the park's large circular fountain basin.
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Aerial look at construction of the featured attraction of Classic Monsters land in Universal's Epic Universe. Likely a manor or mansion will be seen at left. Trees and tree murals will likely hide the show building at right.
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Show building in Classic Monsters land is rapidly becoming a box of secrets. Orange arrow at a now hidden hexagonal space. Yellow and green arrows at pairs of concrete that will soon be hidden. Purple arrow at a curved floor edge. Aerial photo at Epic Universe.
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trr1

Well-Known Member
bioreconstruct
@bioreconstruct
13m

Aerial look at the show building of the featured attraction in Classic Monsters land. Rapidly becoming a box of secrets. 1 Note square about 8 feet taller than surrounding roof. 2 Note curved floor edge at about center of the photo. In Universal's Epic Universe.
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A nearly straight-down look at Classic Monsters land in Universal's Epic Universe. Outline of a mansion seen at the building, center of this aerial photo. Show building to left will be hidden from view. Top left is a restaurant that will be in front of the in-park hotel.
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Aerial look at what is believed to be a restaurant facing the center of Epic Universe. In front of Classic Monsters land. Back of House road is top right
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Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Universal's Epic Universe. Top center is a curve of the routing of Mario Kart. To left of it is Yoshi's Adventure. Bottom center and then alongside Mario Kart is Donkey Kong.
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Aerial look at roller coaster track and supports staged in the construction site of Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at a construction staging area of Universal's Epic Universe. Roller coaster track toward top right.
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Aerial look at some changes in Epic Universe construction staging. First photo today, with green track for Yoshi's Adventure at top. Recently staged items in center under tarps. Second photo May 27. Yoshi track is at under tarps (now removed). Adjacent containers moved.
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