If you’re a fan of Universal Monsters, How to Train Your Dragon, Nintendo, or Harry Potter, you can start preparing to enter a world full of your favorite characters — Universal Orlando just released concept art for new Epic Universe lands based on these franchises. 

Epic Universe is Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park, and it’s set to open to pop-culture-loving guests in 2025. From the new concept renderings, it looks like ticket holders from several different fandoms will get to experience their favorite stories in a whole new way. 

Epic Universe promotional video | Source: Universal Orlando Resort

Epic Universe will feature five different themed lands and one new hotel, the Universal Helios Grand Hotel. Fans can look at concept art for each land, but Universal only released detailed information about Celestial Park.

According to the concept art and video from Universal Orlando Resort, guests will enter into Celestial Park, an astronomy-themed area that will feature shops, dining experiences, and attractions, such as Starfall Racers, a dual-launch coaster with an inverted crisscross. The coaster reaches speeds up to 62 mph and is designed to make you feel like you’re on a comet racing through the sky. 

The immersive land will also include Constellation Carousel and Astronomica, an interactive wet-play area. There are also several eateries and shops to look forward to, including the Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant, Atlantic, Pizza Moon, The Oak & Star Tavern, the Nintendo Super Star Store, and Moonship Chocolate & Celestial Sweets. 

Concept art for the portal, or entrance, to Super Nintendo World. | Source: Universal Orlando Resort

From Celestial Park, guests can enter four different portals to other iconic worlds. In Super Nintendo World, you can expect to see restaurants and attractions inspired by Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong. 

Concept art for the entrance to the Dark Universe section of the park. | Source: Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re more of a horror fan, you’ll be able to enter a land inspired by Universal Monsters. Dark Universe will feature iconic monsters like Dracula, Wolf Man, and Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s experiments. 

Concept art for the entrance into the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts land | Source: Universal Orlando Resort

You won’t need a portkey to enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Ministry of Magic, just walk through the portal! The land is inspired by locations from 1920s wizarding Paris, seen in the Fantastic Beast films. You can also visit the British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter series. Universal Orlando Resort has not released information about the ride in this land, but they have expressed immense excitement for it!

How to Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk land entrance concept art | Source: Universal Orlando Resort

Finally, the new concept art showcases a portal to How to Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk. You can indulge in a Viking adventure, and maybe see Toothless, Hiccup, and Astrid during your time inside. 

As the 2025 opening date approaches, fans can be on the lookout for more details about their most-anticipated land!

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Samantha Connell

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Samantha is an Assistant Editor for The Toy Book, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Insider. She loves to write, craft, watch Pride and Prejudice, and play with her adorable dog, Willow. She is a Ravenclaw, Star Wars fan (prequels included), and Clemson alumna. She also thinks that she is the favorite aunt.