Well, we have some long-awaited news that is going to make your little theme park lovin’ heart happy! Today, Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts announced that Universal Orlando Resort has restarted construction on its proposed Epic Universe theme park!

“The restart of construction of Epic Universe is a terrific moment for our employees and for our theme park business in Florida. It is our single-largest investment in the state and represents our enthusiasm for the spectacular park and the economic opportunities it will generate,” stated Roberts.

Due to the complications that the travel and tourism industry faced this past year, Universal was forced to put a halt to the project. However, fans far and wide are relieved to find that this delay was only temporary, as Universal celebrated its official restart on the park, today!

“The resumption of the Epic Universe project couldn’t come at a better time. Our community has so many talented workers who will benefit from this massive project. I am confident it will deliver a huge economic boost to Orange County,” exclaimed Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.

It’s Been So Long… What Will Epic Universe Have?

The 752-acre land will feature Super Nintendo World, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Fantastic Beasts, How to Train Your Dragon, and Universal’s classic monsters! However, some are speculating that there could be attractions based on Minions, as well.

Tom Williams, CEO of Universal Parks and Resorts, called it “the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”

Why Epic Universe? Why Now?

Universal has often been considered a two-day trip for folks, especially those who are spending a week or more on Walt Disney World Resort property. Epic Universe is Universal’s attempt to turn itself into a weeklong travel destination.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

One of the most exciting things about the restart of Epic Universe is just how many job opportunities it will create, from contractors to employees! How many jobs are we talking about here? Universal believe that this new theme pack will lead to the offering of 14,000 permanent jobs.

Universal currently employs 25,000 people.

Due Date

Initially, Epic Universe was scheduled to open in 2023. However, due to the delay the park is not expected to open until 2024, though this is just speculation, as Universal has not yet announced an official date.

Fun Fact

Epic Universe will be the first park Universal has built since 1999