Orlando's Epic Universe is opening in 2023

October 24, 2019, 9:46 AM · Congratulations, Theme Park Insiders. You were right. Universal Orlando's next theme park, Epic Universe, will open in 2023, the company announced today.

Comcast officials dropped the news during the company's third quarter earnings call this morning. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, which is the parent of Universal Parks and Resorts.

As for other theme park news on the call, the parks unit reported a 6.8 percent year-over-year increase in revenue during the quarter, to $1.6 billion, with rising theme park attendance during the period. That contrasted with a 3.5 percent drop in revenue overall for NBCUniversal.

In case you missed it, here is the announcement for Epic Universe from August.

Epic Universe is under construction on a several-hundred-acre site near the Orange County Convention Center, about four miles south of Universal's existing theme parks. Here is more about the park and its design, even though Universal has yet to confirm any attractions in the park.

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October 24, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Now the fun of seeing just how much of what's in the drawings actually makes it to the opening.

October 24, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Also now we will see if WDW takes advantage of what RCID gives them or cedes 2023 to Universal.

October 24, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Yes, the next 3 or 4 years will be especially fun in the theme park world with speculation, construction, and of course the prospect of Orlando's newest theme park to open up. I'm surprised they announced the opening with a lot of time left. Universal has gotten in the habit of not announcing anything until they can't hide the attraction anymore. For example, Nintendo World Hollywood is fully vertical and in full construction swing yet not a single official mushroom, moustache, or Goomba in sight on a wall or website.

October 25, 2019 at 6:46 AM

Central Florida just gets better and better! Add in the on-going investment to International Drive, WDW and SeaWorld Group I am salivating to the point of relocating.

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