Queer families will have yet another cool summer fun destination in 2025 – Universal Epic Universe! Already Universal Destinations & Experiences (UDX), a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, continues to redefine themed entertainment. From the debut of a must-see tram tour 60 years ago to the creation of award-winning attractions and groundbreaking themed lands, Universal continues to raise the bar through innovation, unimaginable storytelling, and game-changing technology. 

In 2025, UDX will unveil Universal Epic Universe. Epic Universe will present a level of theme park immersion that is unmatched – transporting guests to expansive worlds featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences that come together to create an unforgettable adventure that is nothing short of epic. 

The addition of Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park will also transform the award-winning resort into a weeklong vacation destination filled with even more compelling experiences. 

Artist Conceptual Rendering (Photo Credit: Universal Destinations & Experiences)
Artist Conceptual Rendering (Photo Credit: Universal Destinations & Experiences)

Immersive Worlds at Universal Epic Universe 

Epic Universe invites guests to explore five vibrant worlds filled with extraordinary and culturally relevant adventures that go beyond their wildest imaginations. 

Celestial Park – At the heart of the park and the first-world guests will encounter is Celestial Park. With acres of rolling gardens, chasing waterways, and strolling pathways, Celestial Park will put the “park” back into “theme park.” Universal Orlando revealed even more details about the wonders to enjoy while exploring this world. Celestial Park will also be the gateway to explore the four additional worlds of Epic Universe through a set of majestic portals. 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, where guests will discover a different era of the wizarding world in an all-new land that blends 1920s wizarding Paris from Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts films with the iconic British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter series.  

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, where guests will enter the iconic green pipe and discover a new way to play as they step into the worlds of beloved characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong. 

How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, where guests can soar with dragons in a colorful world filled with Viking adventures based on the wildly popular How to Train Your Dragon film franchise. 

Dark Universe, where guests encounter everything from the experiments of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein to the shadowy landscape where monsters roam in a world of myth and mystery. 

Adding to the experience at Epic Universe will be three new Universal hotels, including sister properties, Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort, and the majestic Universal Helios Grand Hotel – which is located inside of the theme park. 

In addition to raising the bar for theme park innovation, this park is Universal Destinations & Experiences’ latest development to integrate energy efficiency and sustainable construction practices starting in the design of this exciting, new destination. 

Universal Kids Resort to be built in Frisco, Texas

Expanding Its Universe  

Universal Destinations & Experiences is also introducing new products and experiences to new people, in new markets and on new platforms, recently breaking ground on two new concepts. Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas, is the company’s first-ever theme park designed specifically for families with young children; and Universal Horror Unleashed is its first-ever year-round horror experience coming to Las Vegas. 

For more information and travel inspiration, visit the Universal Destinations and Experiences website. Vacationers can also check out our list of queer family-friendly theme parks