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New Aerial Photos Show Construction Progress on Universal’s Epic Universe [Part #6]

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A lot has happened since we posted Part #5 including flooding caused by Hurricane Ian (now drained). The progress that has been made is incredible. 

Earlier this week, Twitter user @bioreconstruct posted a number of new and detailed aerial photos which show the construction progress of Universal’s Epic Universe

With that being said, let’s take a look at @bioreconstruct’s latest aerial photos of Epic Universe

PLEASE NOTE: Original captions for the photos will be provided (find at the bottom of the article). This will allow you, the reader, to know what you are looking at. Additionally, click on the image to enlarge it. 

Epic Universe

How To Train Your Dragon Land

Wizarding World (Harry Potter) Land 

Universal Monsters Land

Super Nintendo World

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Photo Captions 

Epic Universe

  • Image #1: Aerial look at part of Epic Universe (Part #1): 
    • 1: Kirkman Rd 
    • 2: Epic Blvd 
    • 3: Approx park entrance, with chain of 3 water features in the central park corridor
    • 4: Super Nintendo World 
    • 5: Classic Monsters land 
    • 6: In-park hotel 
    • 7: High-speed roller coaster 
    • 8: How To Train Your Dragon land 
  • Image #2: Aerial look at part of Epic Universe (Part #2): 
    • 1: Kirkman Rd 
    • 2: Epic Blvd (to day guest parking) 
    • 3: Super Nintendo World 
    • 4: Classic Monsters Land
    • 5: A new Harry Potter land 
    • 6: High-speed roller coaster 
    • 7: Chain of 3 water features in central park corridor
  • Image #3: Aerial look at Epic Universe:
    • 1: Wheel at ICON Park
    • 2: Ministry of Magic 
    • 3: Piling work at in-park hotel 
    • 4: Harry Potter land entrance
    • 5: West end of the in-park hotel 
    • 6: Kirkman Rd
    • 7: Lake behind in-park hotel
  • Image #4: Aerial overview of the in-park hotel site relative to some of Epic Universe itself:
    • 1: Kirkman Rd and service road underpass. Hotel guest access road to be above. 
    • 2: East end of the curving hotel building site 
    • 3: Hotel tower crane foundation 
    • 4: Park entrance 
  • Image #5: Aerial look at Universal’s Epic Universe:
    • 1: Park entrance area
    • 2, 3, 4: Water features in central corridor
    • 5: A new Harry Potter land
    • 6: High-speed roller coaster
    • 7: High-speed site grooming
    • 8: High-speed staging
    • 9: How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster 
    • 10: The Great Hall
  • Image #6: Aerial look at Universal’s Epic Universe construction. Top spire of Hyatt Regency Orlando in foreground.
  • Image #7: Aerial overview of Universal’s Epic Universe. Arrow at Mythos Restaurant in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
  • Image #8: Aerial overview of Epic Universe with most of the Hurricane Ian flooding drain.

How To Train Your Dragon Land

  • Image #9: Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land, and surrounding area of Universal’s Epic Universe.
  • Image #10: Aerial look at the station area of the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster.
  • Image #11: Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land:
    • 1: Roller coaster water and terrain features
    • 2: Roller coaster station area
    • 3: The Great Hall
    • 4: Theater attraction
    • 5: Park entrance area
  • Image #12: Aerial look at water and terrain features of the How To Train Your Dragon roller coaster. Much of this site muddied by Hurricane Ian Flooding. Yellow area is in preparation for concrete pour. Arrow at The Great Hall. 
  • Image #13: Aerial look at water and terrain features of the How To Train Train Your Dragon roller coaster. Site is muddied from Hurricane Ian flooding. The Great Hall is the columns at right.
  • Image #14: Arrows in this aerial photo of recent concrete work in How To Train Your Dragon land.
    • 1: Roller coaster station area
    • 2: The Great Hall
    • 3: Deep excavation
  • Images #15 & 16: Aerial looks at concrete construction for water features of How To Train Your Dragon land roller coaster in Epic Universe.

Wizarding World (Harry Potter) Land 

  • Image #17: Aerial overview of a new Harry Potter land in Epic Universe:
    • 1: Piling work for in-park hotel 
    • 2: East end of the hotel 
    • 3: Ministry of Magic show building
    • 4: Tower crane foundation 
    • 5: Restrooms outside the land. Tent is a worker break area.
    • 6: Land entrance
  • Image #18: Aerial look at front of a new Harry Potter land in Epic Universe: 
    • 1: Supports for platform above. A concrete roof will soon be poured above the land gateway.
    • 2: Floors and footers for city buildings in the land.
    • 3: Restrooms outside the land.
  • Image #19: Aerial Look at front of a new Harry Potter land in Epic Universe:
    • 1: Floors and footers of city buildings 
    • 2: Porte Saint-Denis arch foundations 
    • 3: Restrooms outside the land 
    • 4: Platform for concrete roof above land entrance
    • 5: Utility work for city buildings 
  • Image #20: Aerial look at construction of the Ministry of Magic show building in Epic Universe. Arrow at some of the boom lifts working on the exterior. In foreground is the lake behind the in-park hotel. Fireworks likely to launch from the peninsula. 
  • Image #21: Aerial look at the Ministry of Magic show building. 16 or more boom lifts are seeing this photo, including the side at arrow.
  • Image #22: Aerial overview of, at center, a new Harry Potter land in Universal’s Epic Universe:
    • Top right is the in-park hotel site
    • At left is construction of multiple roller coasters.

Universal Monsters Land

  • Image #23: Aerial look at an excavator grooming an eroded berm near Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. Arrows where erosion appears to have bushed against scrims on a fence. 
  • Image #24: Aerial overview of Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe:
    • 1: Front of the in-park hotel 
    • 2: Park’s fountain basin. Muddied and drying out from Hurricane Ian 
    • 3: Restaurant outside the land
    • 4: Most likely a roller coaster 
    • 5: Featured attraction in the land  
  • Image #25: Aerial look at intricate concrete forms on top of the entrance to Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. Both roofs also have forms around their perimeters. Top left is work for the base or foundation of a tower crane. 
  • Image #26: Aerial look at where a themed village is likely to be built at Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. Manor to be at left, and entrance of the featured attraction. Arrow at what seems to be utility work under a service road.
  • Image #27: Aerial look at interesting footers in Classic Monsters land. Arrow at a line of circular concrete forms, that seem to be characteristic of roller coaster footers. 
  • Image: #28: Aerial photo of part of Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe. A manor will front the featured attraction, at top center. It is believed to be a roller coaster under construction in the lower right quarter of this photo. 

Super Nintendo World

  • Image #29: Aerial look at part of Super Nintendo World:
    • 1: Curving frame on roof of Yoshi’s Adventure. 
    • 2: Yellow ride track floor of Yoshi’s Adventure 
    • 3: Yellow barrier often seen for a concrete floor pour, Some Mario Kart route also seen with concrete forms. 
  • Image #30: Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World:
    • 1: Somewhat curved frame at top of Yoshi’s Adventure. Nearby, yellow floor of ride track. 
    • 2: Shopping/dining outside of the land. 
    • 3: Recent concrete forms near land entrance.
    • 4: Concrete forms at bottom of a water feature near park entrance. 
  • Image #31: Aerial look at Mario Kart in Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe. Arrow at recently cast concrete floor and routes in the attraction.
  • Image #32: Aerial look at Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe: 
    • 1: Curved frame on roof of Yoshi’s Adventure
    • 2: Mario Kart is relatively tall
    • 3: Donkey Kong outdoor roller coaster track. Left and right 
    • 4: Highest Donkey Kong ride structure. Also behind is day guest parking
    • 5: Orlando International Airport
  • Image #33: Aerial look at Super Nintendo World:
    • 1: Recently cast floor and ride routes in Mario Kart. Yellow barrier nearby for next floor pour. 
    • 2: Banking of the sideways ride track of Donkey Kong (ZOOM IN)
    • 3: Workers add scale to track. Nearby is construction of a water feature in Epic Universe. 
  • Image #34: Aerial look at the ride track floor of Yoshi’s Adventure in Super Nintendo World at Epic Universe.
  • Image #35: Aerial look at some of the construction in front of Super Nintendo World in Epic Universe.
  • Image #36: Aerial look at excavators at work outside of Super Nintendo World:
  • Top left: it seems like a berm is being groomed after erosion 
  • Bottom right: infrastructure for Epic Blvd. The road to day guest parking. 
  • Image #37: Aerial look at some Donkey Kong track. A sideways ribbon, with very interesting banking at lower right. Cars will ride above the sideways track. The illusion to be as if the car is on a conventional track with gaps to hop across. 
  • Image #38: Aerial look at Donkey Kong roller coaster track: 
    • 1: Edge-on view of the sideway track. Cars will be above this track and appear to be on a conventional track with gaps and obstacles to leap over. 
    • 2: Reinforced sideways track for a descent.

Extra

  • Image #39: Aerial look at staging area of the high-speed dual-racing coaster under construction at Universal’s Epic Universe. 
  • Image #40: Aerial look at the remarkable collection of footers for the high-speed dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe. Seems like a concrete pour is pending at arrow. 

Stay tuned as this article will be updated in due course.

You can find all our Epic Universe coverage here. Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone for more Orlando theme park-related news and information.

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