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Universal Orlando Reveals the ALL-NEW Epic Universe Coming in 2025!

Universal Orlando is one of our favorite theme parks for kids and families. Today, they announced details of their most EPIC theme park yet! Universal’s Epic Universe is set to debut in 2025 and will feature five immersive worlds:

  • Super Nintendo World
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk
  • Celestial Park
  • Dark Universe

While we’re eagerly anticipating the opening of this new park, we’re sharing the details and info we’re most excited about that we think kids will love! Stay tuned as more details get released.

Super Nintendo World

Get ready to power up! This new world will give fans of all ages the chance to jump into the action and step right into the video game as they enter through the iconic green pipe. Encounter beloved characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong in the most interactive, colorful world that Universal has ever created. New awesome rides are set to debut – the fast-moving Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, a slower ride featuring the beloved little green dinosaur, Yoshi, and a Donkey Kong ride.

This is one area that we think parents will love just as much as the kids. Not just for the fun and thrills, but for the nostalgia of it as well. This world has already debuted at Universal Studios Hollywood and in Japan, and we can’t wait to experience it here.

Super Mario World Japan
Image Credit: Super Mario Wikipedia Commons, Japan

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic

Universal has already wowed guests with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Now, wizards, witches, and muggles can discover a different era of the wizarding world in an all-new land that blends 1920s wizarding Paris from the Fantastic Beasts films with the iconic British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter series.

Aside from an array of magical elements and incredible details, the new Wizarding World area has already hinted at a new ride that’s unlike any other as well as new shows and a restaurant with British and French influences.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Rendering of The Wizarding World: Ministry of Magic

How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk

Soar with dragons and go on a Viking adventure in this world that’s based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

Upon entering the park, you’ll encounter the iconic sweeping vista straight from the films such as a 40-foot Viking ship and sparkling lagoon. There will be four attractions, one live show, and several character and dragon meet-and-greet experiences.

Universal Orlando Reveals the ALL-NEW Epic Universe Coming in 2025!
Rendering of How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk

Attractions at The Isle of Berk Include:

  • Hiccup’s Wing Gliders: Brave, new Vikings will have the chance to ride on Hiccup’s latest glider contraption on this family thrill coaster. Fly alongside Hiccup and Toothless on this winged flying machine for a dragon-eyed view of Berk!
  • The Untrainable Dragon: Go on an unforgettable journey with Hiccup, Toothless, Gobber, and Astrid during this live spectacular with captivating musical numbers, breathtaking sets, and life-sized dragons!
  • Dragon Racer’s Rally: Practice aerobatic maneuvers and high-speed barrel rolls on two Viking-made dragon riding trainers that reach heights of up to 67 feet in the air! Control how mild or wild your experience will be as you perform gravity-defying skills to find out if you can be a true dragon racer.
  • Viking Training Camp: Junior Vikings can climb, slide, and explore their way through this interactive adventure play camp that features a Viking agility course, Toothless-themed teeter-totter, baby Gronckle dragon climbers, and more.
  • Meet Hiccup and Toothless: Visit the Haddock Paddock for an incredible meet and greet experience with heroic Dragon Rider, Hiccup and Night Fury, Toothless. Throughout the day, you’ll also encounter other familiar Vikings and dragons while exploring around Berk.

There will also be two restaurants, Mead Hall and Spit Fyre Grill, and a quick-grab spot, Hooligan’s Grog & Gruel. Vikings can commemorate their trip with merchandise from shops like Viking Traders, How to Treat Your Dragon, Hiccup’s Work Shop, and Toothless’s Treasures.

Celestial Park

From the colorful landscaping to the breathtaking waterfalls, this is where fans can come to seek the ultimate adventure. There will be three amazing attractions – Starfall Racers, Constellation Carousel, and Astronomica – as well as several new restaurants and shopping experiences.

Starfall Racers will be a dual-launch racing coaster that will send guests rocketing through the skies aboard comets in a race to see who’s the fastest of them all. This thrilling coaster will reach speeds up to 62 mph and heights up to 133 feet along 5,000 feet of track. Experience unique maneuvers such as the “Celestial Spin,” in which the two coaster vehicles perform an inverted crisscross while speeding through the air.

Constellation Carousel
Rendering of Constellation Carousel

The cosmo-inspired Constellation Carousel is the grand centerpiece of Celestial Park. Whirl around through constellations that glide forward and backward and even make 360-degree rotations along with magical music in a starlit atmosphere.

Astronomica is set to be an interactive wet-play area where you can play with crystal blue dancing fountains that spring to life.

Dark Universe

Universal’s monsters are some of the most legendary characters of all time. In Dark Universe, Universal’s classic monsters are reimagined for what promises to be an ominous and chilling experience. Though we don’t have too many details about this world yet, we know it will be a classic horror film fan’s dream, and maybe not as suitable for younger ones.

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Rendering of Dark Universe

NEW Universal Helios Grand Hotel

Located inside Epic Universe and at the end of Celestial Park, you’ll find the brand new Universal Helios Grand Hotel. This 500-room hotel is designed to transport guests to a world where the heavens and earth unite. It promises one-of-a-kind views and has its very own dedicated entrance into the theme park.

Universal Helios Grand Hotel
Rendering of Universal Helios Grand Hotel

While we wait on more exciting details to be released, we recommend checking out Orlando ParkStop and their incredible coverage of Epic Universe!

All renderings courtesy of Universal Studios.