Universal’s Epic Universe Evolves a Possible Ministry of Magic for New ‘Harry Potter’ Land

As for Universal Orlando Resort, there have been a ton of changes over the past few months as the theme park prepares to debut the Epic Universe by summer 2025.

Credit: Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) Orlando Park Stop

Universal Orlando includes Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk and Volcano Bay. With several theme park resorts on the property, it’s easy to spend a week’s vacation at Universal. That being said, with Disney World serving as the competition and only minutes away, the theme park is constantly finding new ways to compete.

A massive announcement made in 2019 would change the competition forever, as Universal announced Epic Universe. This brand new theme park would serve as the third theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. Epic Universe has been going through tough times due to the pandemic. At one point, Universal’s timeline of when the Epic Universe would be completed seemed up in the air, as Universal could only note that it would be built “at some point.”

Universal's Epic Universe Logo
Credit: Universal Orlando

Recently, we heard that construction would resume with the park potentially opening in 2025, which was great news for all Universal fans. At first, construction seemed to be at a standstill, but now we’re starting to see noticeable progress. Although Epic Universe is not built on the same property as Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, the location near ICON Park can still be seen from the rooftop terrace of Aventura, one of Universal’s Resorts. .

Epic Universe Map
Credit: Universal Orlando

At the moment, plans for the Epic Universe are calm. We know that Super Nintendo World, which is also being built at Universal Studios Hollywood and opened at Universal Japan, is also confirmed, Universal has announced that more DreamWorks will be involved in their theme parks. Other than that, however, nothing is confirmed by Universal.

Super Nintendo World
Credit: Universal

That being said, there is currently strong speculation that a Classic Universal Monsters land, a How to Train Your Dragon land, and another Wizarding World of Harry Potter land will also join the park. Given the massive success of Halloween Horror Nights, it wouldn’t be shocking to see a land dedicated to Universal Monsters, and with How to Train Your Dragon lending itself to a great IP for a new coaster, that land would also make sense.

wizarding world of harry potter
Credit: Universal Orlando Resort

We’ve seen the Wizarding World of Harry Potter spread like wildfire at Universal when it comes to Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, attracting every guest every day. With the incredible demand that continues to swirl around the JK Rowling-created franchise, it’s no surprise to think that the Epic Universe could be home to the next earth. It looks like the Ministry of Magic may be the theme of this wizarding world, with a fantastic beasts also added.

Photographer Bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) posted an aerial view of the terrain, where you can see great progress being made.

Aerial view of the Ministry of Magic building in Universal’s Epic Universe. Arrow to some utility work.

If you want to explore more of the upcoming theme park, take a look at the proposed map for the parking lot, the Epic Universe entrance, as well as Super Nintendo World and the eventual Classic Universal Monsters land.

Aerial overview of part of Universal’s epic universe.
Blue arrow at the median of the access road to reach the day parking lot.
Yellow arrow at the entrance to the UEU.
Red arrow, center of UEU.
Purple Arrow, Super Nintendo World.
Green Arrow, classic universal monster lands.

Learn more about Universal Orlando Resort

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Credit: Universal Orland Resort

Right now, Revenge of the Mummy is also undergoing a massive renovation at Universal Studios Florida. That being said, guests can still enjoy attractions such as Rip Ride Rockit, MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack, Transformers: The Ride, and more. Visit Diagon Alley in the magical world of Harry Potter, where you can venture into Gringotts! Islands of Adventure has fantastic attractions like the new jurassic world VelociCoaster, Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and more! Volcano Bay is also open to those who want to get started, and at the moment Epic Universe is under construction with an opening date of 2025.

Are you excited for Epic Universe? Do you want more Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed sections at theme parks?

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to start your vacation! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then have dinner and drinks at CityWalk. Want to dive? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you’re in the movies!

At Universal Studios Hollywood, guests can enjoy WaterWorld, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Fun Land, Silly Swirly Fun Ride, Kung Fu Panda Adventure, Universal’s Animal Actors, Special Effects Show, Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, The Simpsons Ride, Studio Tour, Jurassic World – The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride, Transformers: The Ride-3D, and more!

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