Rumor Roundups

Epic Universe & Universal Land Purchase

On December 1st, 2015 during the Skyplex Orange County Commissioners meeting for approval of the project, news leaked on (behind a paywall) that Universal has an option on 450+ acres of land near Sand Lake Drive.  Additional confirmation was provided by the county commissioners. This land, in addition to the Wet'n'Wild property (which is closing in December 2016) could open up a massive, unprecedented expansion for Universal Orlando Resort, and the biggest theme park additions in Orlando since the 1990s. Read here for more information and speculation.

Announced August 1, 2019, Unviersal's Epic Universe is a new theme park arriving in early 2025. While not many details were shared the new park will feature attractions based on Nintendo, Universal's Monsters, How to Train Your Dragon, Harry Potter, and new original concepts for the park.

Fear Factor Live Replacement

Fear Factor has been earmarked as a possible Harry Potter expansion plot since Diagon Alley opened. After Universal purchased new land southeast of the existing resort for a new park the new attraction designed for this area may have been moved to the new park.

Future of The Simpsons

2028 marks the end of the rumored 20-year contract for The Simpsons at Universal. With Disney now owning the property it is unlikely Universal will renew the contract. Finally, the BTTF ride building and the themed areas will be removed to make way for a new attraction. We are likely to see Simpson's close in 2028 for a new attraction before the end of the decade.

Fast & Furious Supercharged Replacement

Universal has not been quiet about their disapproval and frustrations with Supercharged. The lead creatives behind the projects left but Univeral has been working on a replacement project for a bit now. Will we finally see this attraction close soon? Possibly.

Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket End of Life

coming soon

Lost Continent to The Legend of Zelda

coming soon

1 comment:

  1. E.T. is NOT going to be removed! Stop spreading that lie! 😡