Speculated Layout For Epic Universe Includes Ministry Of Magic

UPDATE July 13 – It’s now full steam ahead on Universal’s third gate, Epic Universe and in an interesting aerial view released by Bioreconstruct, we can start to see a proposed layout for the park emerge.

Now, Super Nintendo World, Universal Classic Monsters, and How to Train Your Dragon have all been confirmed to be coming to the park, which are included in the proposed layout below.

There have also been a number of rumors recently that there will be a Wizarding World expansion based on Epic Universe’s Ministry of Magic. Guests entered the main hall through the Floo network and exited through the chimneys using special effects. It is speculated that this land would include an attraction located in the Ministry’s atrium, which would contain the history surrounding the Dolores Umbridge trials.

Originally a trackless ride was proposed which now appears to have been abandoned. Nothing has been officially confirmed regarding these rumors, but it seems like bringing the Ministry of Magic to the Epic Universe would make perfect sense due to the Wizarding World’s popularity at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

From the layout suggested in this aerial photograph above, it looks like the Ministry of Magic would be positioned towards the back of the park. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming Epic Universe updates on our news and Facebook page.

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June 18 – It’s an exciting time for Universal fans now that we have a confirmed opening date for the Epic Universe and progress is moving forward. This week, a tweet shows the track arriving for what appears to be an Intamin coaster which is the same as VelociCoaster and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Although nothing has been confirmed, this coaster is believed to be for a How to Train Your Dragon themed family coaster.

January 27 – It’s certainly been a tough ride for Epic Universe over the past two years. Epic Universe was first announced in 2019 and was originally scheduled to open in 2023. It was later delayed indefinitely to April 2020 and a 2024 opening date was scheduled.

During Comcast’s Q4 2021 earnings call this morning, it was announced that Epic Universe is now planning to officially open for the summer of 2025. That’s definitely good news for fans. Universal because the progress of Epic Universe has been very unknown for the past few months.

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Journalist, Gabrielle Runson confirmed, in a tweet, the 2025 opening date from the morning results call:

We know that when Epic Universe opens as Universal Orlando Resorts’ third gate, it will make it Universal’s largest theme park in North America. We already know that Super Nintendo World will be included as well as themed lands based on IPs from Illumination (which produced hits like the Despicable Me series and The Secret Life of Pets) and DreamWorks Animation (which is known for Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon).

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While it’s long been speculated that this new park will feature another expansion to the hit Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands, that has still not been confirmed. Let us know if you’re excited about Epic Universe by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.