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New Aerial Photos Show Construction Progress of Universal’s Epic Universe [Part #7]

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Approximately 15 hours ago, 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

Super Nintendo World 

How To Train Your Dragon Land 

Extra

High-Speed Dual Roller Coaster

Hotel 


Added Photos

Wizarding World (Harry Potter) Land 

Universal Monsters Land

How To Train Your Dragon Land (Extra)


Photo Captions

Epic Universe

  • Image #1: Aerial look at part of Epic Universe: 
    • 1: Park entrance 
    • 2 – 4: Chain of water features in middle of the park
    • 5: High-speed roller coaster 
    • 6: A new Harry Potter land 
    • 7: How To Train Your Dragon land
  • Image #2: Aerial look across Epic Universe:
    • 1: High-speed roller coaster track stage 
    • 2: High-speed station, near center of the park 
    • 3: How To Train Your Dragon coaster 
    • 4: What seems to be a roller coaster in Classic Monsters land 
    • 5: Featured Monsters attraction 
    • 6: Harry Potter land entrance
  • Image #3: Aerial overview of Universal’s Epic Universe.

Super Nintendo World 

  • Image #4: Aerial look at Donkey Kong roller coaster track: 
    • 1: Cars will travel above sideways track. 
    • 2: Cars will appear to be travelling on traditional track. This mock track to have gaps, and it will appear to guests they are hoping over the gaps (and obstacles). 
    • 3: Staging of mock track.
  • Image #5: The Donkey Kong roller coaster will travel on sideways track, and cars will appear to travel on regular track above it. The ride will seem to be hoping over gaps and obstacles. Arrows in aerial photo point to some of the mock track.
  • Image #6: Aerial overview of Donkey Kong:
    • 1 – 2: Recently added mock track where riders will seem to be on regular track. Sideways track below is actual track. 
    • 3: Mock track staging 
    • 4: Sideways track service platform at a block point
    • 5: Evacuation platform at a block point
  • Image #7: Aerial overview of the Donkey Kong roller coaster in Super Nintendo World. A water feature is under construction in foreground.
  • Image #8: Aerial look at Mario Kart in Super Nintendo World. Arrow at the most recent work on the routes in the attraction. 
  • Image #9: Aerial peek inside the Mario Kart show building. At bottom, a look at Donkey Kong track. Ride track is the sideways track underneath what looks like regular track. It will seem to riders like they are hoping over gaps and obstacles in the regular track.
  • Image #10: Aerial look at some zig-zag routing of the sideways ride track of Donkey Kong. Arrow at mock track above the sideways track. Guests will have the illusion of hopping over obstacles and gaps in this mock track.
  • Image #11: Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World. In foreground is construction of a water feature of the Donkey Kong roller coaster.
  • Image #12: Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Universal’s Epic Universe. Arrow at recently added routing in Mario Kart.
  • Image #13: Aerial look at the remaining track to be placed at Yoshi’s Adventure. This is a good view of the types of pallets used for shipment. 
  • Image #14: Aerial look at Yoshi’s Adventure, with arrow at some of the most recent structural frame. Yellow route is floor above the ride track. Load/unload is the circle. More track to be placed at the green supports near the arrow. 
  • Image #15: Aerial look at the front areas of Super Nintendo World in Universal’s Epic Universe:
    • Top Center: Peach’s Castle
    • Yellow route is ride track floor of Yoshi’s Adventure.
  • Image #16: Aerial look at front areas of Super Nintendo World. Arrow at frame for marquee of Mario Kart. Yellow route is Yoshi’s Adventure.
  • Image #17: Aerial look at a building just outside of Super Nintendo World. Beloved to be for a Nintendo’s gift shop and dining that would be available to any guest visiting Epic Universe. 
  • Image #18: Aerial look at Super Nintendo World relative to other areas of Epic Universe: 
    • 1: Hotel site
    • 2: Kirkman Rd extension 
    • 3: Epic Blvd (road-to-day guest parking)
    • 4 – 6: Chain of water features through the center of the park 
    • 7: Classic Monsters Land 
  • Image #19: Aerial overview of Super Nintendo World in Universal’s Epic Universe.

How To Train Your Dragon Land 

  • Image #20: At left in this aerial is construction of a roller coaster in How To Train Your Dragon land. At right, construction of a high-speed dual-racing coaster at Epic Universe.

Extra

High-Speed Dual-Racing Roller Coaster

  • Image #21: Aerial overview of track staging for the high-speed dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe:
    • Top Left: Far edge of coaster site. 
    • Right: On-site concrete factory
  • Image #22: Aerial overview of the high-speed roller coaster site in Epic Universe:
    • 1: Track staging 
    • 2: East edge of the ride site
    • 3: Station area near center of the park 
    • 4: Separate roller coaster in How To Train Your Dragon land
    • 5: A new Harry Potter land 
    • 6: On-site concrete factory   
  • Image #23: Aerial look at concrete work so far for high-speed dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe. Zoom in and you can spot mud deposited from Hurricane Ian flooding. 
  • Image #24: Aerial look at site preparation for far end of high-speed dual-racing roller coaster in Epic Universe. Zoom in and you’ll spot outlines.
  • Image #25: Aerial look at the station and maintenance area of a high-speed dual-racing coaster in Epic Universe.
  • Image #26: Aerial look at concrete work so far for a high-speed roller coaster in Universal’s Epic Universe. 

Hotel

  • Image #27: Aerial overview of where a Universal hotel (center) is being built near Epic Universe (left).
  • Image #28: Aerial overview of site of Universal Orlando hotel near Epic Universe. Construction of the Kirkman Rd extension (top), with Universal Blvd (top left). 
  • Image #29: Aerial look at concrete forms and other prep in the site of a Universal Orlando hotel near Epic Universe. Near intersection of Kirkman Rd and Universal Blvd. 
  • Image #30: `Aerial look at site of a Universal Orlando hotel. Kirkman Rd extension (left). 
  • Image #31: Aerial overview of a site of a Universal Orlando hotel near Epic Universe. The bridge (bottom left) is a part of the Kirkman Rd extension. Arrow to where Shingle Creek has been temporarily diverted around an excavation.

Added Photos

Wizarding World (Harry Potter) Land 

  • Image #1 (Added Photo): Aerial look at front of the Ministry of Magic show building in Epic Universe. Roof trusses are in place.
  • Image #2 (Added Photo): Aerial look at front of the Ministry of Magic in Epic Universe.
  • Image #3 (Added Photo): Aerial look at the portal into a new Harry Potter land at Epic Universe. Behind it are foundations for city buildings in the land.
  • Image #4 (Added Photo): Aerial look at darkness descending upon a new Harry Potter land in Universal’s Epic Universe. 
  • Image #5 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of a new Harry Potter land in Epic Universe, under dark clouds.

Universal Monsters Land

  • Image #6 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
  • Image #7 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
  • Image #8 (Added Photo): Aerial look at the portal to Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
  • Image #9 (Added Photo): Aerial photo of the featured attraction in Classic Monsters land. Manor seen in the land at left.
  • Image #10 (Added Photo): Aerial look at construction of the village in Classic Monsters land.
  • Image #11 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of Classic Monsters land in Epic Universe.
  • Image #12 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of what is believed to be a roller coaster in Classic Monsters land.

How To Train Your Dragon Land (Extra)

  • Image #13 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land of Epic Universe:
    • 1: Great Hall
    • 2: Roller coaster 
    • 3: Coaster station 
    • 4: Theater attraction 
    • 5: Guest parking/transportation 
    • 6: Park entrance 
    • 7: Separate high-speed roller coaster
  • Image #14 (Added Photo): Aerial look at intricate concrete work for the roller coaster in How To Train Your Dragon land. Water features of the ride.
  • Image #15 (Added Photo): Aerial look at construction of The Great Hall (at left) in How To Train Your Dragon land. At right are recently added concrete forms.
  • Image #16 (Added Photo): Aerial look at an area of How To Train Your Dragon land that will have a theater-type attraction. In Epic Universe.
  • Image #17 (Added Photo): Aerial overview of How To Train Your Dragon land in Universal’s Epic Universe.

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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