Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed it will open a new theme park named Universal’s Epic Universe.

The new theme park will be the fourth at Universal Orlando Resort.

It will feature an entertainment centre, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. It will be located within a larger 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida.

“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Brian L. Roberts, chairman and chief executive of Comcast Corporation.

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“It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”

Epic Universe is a few miles from the existing resort in Southwest Orange County.  It will be south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.

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“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” said Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive for Universal Parks & Resorts.  “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.

“It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community.”

More details about Universal’s Epic Universe will be revealed in future.