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

celluloid

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Seriously though, would that actually be a bad thing if true? HHN is too popular for its own good, and anyone being drawn away would still be giving their money to Universal, as opposed to if they waited for someone else to do it, because there WILL be another year-round haunted attraction in Orlando, it's just a matter of when.

I think this would be a complimentary piece to HHN, not direct competition (sort of) like Howl-o-Scream, because it would give people a taste of the event without requiring them to come here in the fall. There are probably a lot of people who would like to experience HHN but schedule their only visit in the summer or winter. At the very least, this would give them a better idea if it's something they really want to shell out for.

To add to your good points:

At the end of the day studies and revenue has proven that most Haunt fans will work to visit another haunt rather than only one.

Vegas does not have the ability to easily have its own theme park, but it has proven to be the audience for annual events. A single year round one within that building that is supported by the Area 15 as a whole is the perfect foot traffic and off the strip attitude. People are looking to Vegas to more than just gamble, smoke and drink. The locals will love something that is so different every year, one of the biggest reasons Annual Passholders and fanatics love HHN so much. It is the theme park quality that is new every year.

Then you have the surrounding counties/states within driving distance that will support it as their own best and main haunt attraction of the season. Great synergy for the studio too to get big name IPSs in with the quality Universal's haunts are known for.
 
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Disstevefan1

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Aerial look at where an oval courtyard will be for the entrance to Universal's Epic Universe. Star where a signature entrance gateway arch will be.
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Aerial look at How To Train Your Dragon land 1,2 Station and recently added track of a terrain and water hugging roller coaster 3 The Great Hall 4 Theater attraction 5,6 Track and staging of separate dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe 7 Park entrance
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Aerial look at recently placed track for the How To Train Your Dragon land roller coaster. (An expected sighting, best view I have today.)
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Aerial look at the station of the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster in Epic Universe. Much of the track covered in protective tubes to prevent damage as construction continues. See prior Tweets this Thread where similar tubing technique was used.
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Aerial look at station construction for the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster. Much of the track here is covered in tubes to prevent damage as construction continues in Epic Universe
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Nearly straight down aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land in Epic Universe. Connected concrete areas at right are for an attraction outside the land. A dual-racing roller coaster
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Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land. Dual racing roller coaster at left is outside the land. Separate attraction in Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview (Jan 6, 2023) of Universal's Epic Universe. Some recent changes: - More track for the dual racing coaster and How to Train Your Dragon coaster - 4th excavation in central corridor seems done - In-park hotel road has roofed underpass - Park entrance taking shape
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Aerial look at a portion of the dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe. 1 Cast footers, ready for supports 2 Footer rebar cast in sheet foundation 3 Cylindrical concrete footer molds 4 Frames for bolting track supports to footers
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Work animals I tell ya!
Looking forward to the ahead of schedule opening of this while whatever they are trying to do in EPCOT is still being worked on.
 
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Andrew25

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Work animals I tell ya!
Looking forward to the ahead of schedule opening this while whatever they are trying to do in EPCOT is still being worked on.

It'll look like Universal will be ready to debut a new hotel (that didn't even start going vertical until this past November) by the time Moana opens. Construction on the first EU resort area hotel has been ridiculously fast.
 

trr1

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Aerial overview of Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at a new Universal Orlando Resort. Located south of Universal's Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at a water-based attraction in the central corridor of Epic Universe. Believed to be a water-based spinning ride. Adjacent a pond. A domed roof will cover the attraction.
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Aerial look at a theater-based attraction taking shape in How To Train Your Dragon land in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the Haussmann type of facades taking shape in the Harry Potter-related land in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the front of the high-speed dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe. There's framing in the station for the ceiling. At right is track for the How To Train Your Dragon coaster.
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Aerial look at some of the complex supports of the high-speed dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe. Zoom in bottom center of the photo ...
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Aerial look at track staging for the roller coaster in Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
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At center of this aerial is the portal for Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe. Arrow at a domed roof frame for a shop/quick service in the park's central corridor.
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Aerial look at a portion of the complex supports of the high-speed dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe.
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trr1

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In this aerial photo of Epic Universe 1 Frame for ceiling of high-speed coaster station 2 Frames staged for same station 3 Temp coverings staged for track protection 4 How to Train Your Dragon track 5 Fill for walkway over where Dragon coaster will dive into a tunnel
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Aerial look at the front of Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe. Arrow at the portal of the land.
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trr1

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Aerial look at a bridge in the Kirkman Rd extension. Road at top reaches Epic Universe day guest parking.
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Aerial look at part of the central corridor of Epic Universe. 1 A restaurant mostly encircled by a pond. 2 A recent excavation
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Nearly straight-down aerial view of a new Universal Orlando Resort. South of Epic Universe. Kirkman Rd extension at left.
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Jan 23 aerial of Epic Universe area 1 Kirkman Rd 2 Epic Blvd ... to day guest parking 3 Hotel guest road 4 New bridge over a canal (which reaches Shingle Creek, and then to Florida Everglades) 5 New Universal Orlando Resort hotel.
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At center of this Jan 23 aerial is a new Universal Orlando Resort hotel. 1 Kirkman Rd extension 2 Universal Blvd 3 Epic Universe day guest parking 4 Could be someday parking garages will be here, and flat parking developed into an additional theme park.
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trr1

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Aerial look at roller coaster track in Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at frames for 2 large statues that will be in the middle of a pond near the entrance of How To Train Your Dragon land. It also seems like elements of the statue surfaces are staged nearby. In Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at the station and service building of the Classic Monsters roller coaster in Epic Universe. Arrow where there's a spur into the service bay.
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Aerial photo of remaining track and supports for the How To Train Your Dragon land roller coaster in Epic Universe.
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Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land. In lower right is a dual-racing coaster, outside the land. In Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at roller coaster track recently placed in the Classic Monsters land of Epic Universe. Arrow at steel frame over what may be a launch in the ride.
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Aerial look at the station of the How To Train Your Dragon coaster in Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at what seems to be recently delivered track for the roller coaster in Classic Monsters land of Epic Universe.
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Aerial look at a theater attraction in Epic Universe's How To Train Your Dragon land.
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Aerial look at part of How To Train Your Dragon land in Epic Universe. At right is recently place roller coaster track. Top right is dual-racing coaster, not in the land.
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