Universal's third major theme park is racing along in development and construction, with new attractions, shops, dining establishments, and more all taking shape behind construction barriers on Universal Boulevard, just past the current Universal Orlando Resort. Though we already have a pretty good idea of what guests will be able to experience when this brand-new extension of Universal Orlando Resort opens in 2025, some new developments have come to light in recent weeks, that will hopefully get fans even more excited about this new park!
This month has brought quite a few new developments to this project, including an updated name and logo, plus some interesting patent filings that could point to some exciting attraction names, and more information about the location for the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion!
1. Universal updates the name of its new park and introduces a new logo
Though Universal's newest theme park project was previously known as Universal's Epic Universe, Universal has tweaked the name of this project slightly, and is now referring to it officially as Universal Epic Universe, without the apostrophe s. This is a pretty small change, but we'd expect that all marketing materials and eventually, merchandise, will reflect this updated moniker.
In addition to the updated name, Universal has released a new logo for the park that includes a font that matches the updated logos at Universal Orlando Resort's other theme parks, and a starry backdrop inside the Epic Universe compass, a nod to a rumored celestial theme that will be featured inside the heart of the park.
2. Potential attraction names revealed by trademark filings
And speaking of names, Universal parent company Comcast has filed several trademarks this month that sound like they could be referring to upcoming attractions in this new theme park, including the following:
- Constellation Carousel
- Starfall Racers
- The Oak and Star Tavern
- Curse of the Werewolf
- Dark Universe
The first two names almost certainly refer to the dueling roller coaster and carousel attractions that will be at the center of the park. The third trademark is almost certainly a restaurant of some kind, and given the name, it seems likely that this is also going to be located in the center of the park.
We move out of this area for the final trademark name, Curse of the Werewolf, which will almost certainly be the Mack family spinning coaster based around the Wolf-Man character that will be located in the Universal Monsters area.
The final trademark is perhaps the most mysterious. It is likely related to the Universal Monsters area of the park, but it is unknown if the name "Dark Universe" refers to an attraction, the whole land, or something else entirely.
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