Epic Universe, Universal Studios

Epic Universe, Universal Studios

Universal Indefinitely Delays the Epic Universe Theme Park, Which Would Have Included Super Nintendo World

Universal's third Florida theme park, rumored to feature Nintendo, classic monsters, and more Harry Potter, isn't going forward.

8/6/2020 8:14:00 AM

So long, Epic Universe . Universal's next Orlando theme park--which would've been the East Coast home of Super Nintendo World--has been delayed indefinitely, after reporting an almost $1.5 billion drop in second quarter theme park revenues year-over-year.

Universal's third Florida theme park, rumored to feature Nintendo, classic monsters, and more Harry Potter, isn't going forward.

, its third Florida theme park that was originally scheduled to open in 2023, has been indefinitely postponed.Universal hadn’t released much official information about Epic Universe, other than that it was being built on a parcel of land about five miles away from the rest of Universal Orlando Resort, and that it would be one of two American homes of Super Nintendo World, which was scheduled to open in Japan this summer. Based on concept art and internal rumors, it’s believed Epic Universe would also have distinct lands based on a variety of popular franchises, including How to Train Your Dragon and the classic Universal Monsters. It was also rumored to have attractions based on the Fantastic Beasts series, a spinoff of Harry Potter. Due to the pandemic, construction was halted and its opening was pushed back to 2024 in April. With no end in sight for the coronavirus, though, the company will now pause all plans for the new park.

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This is how bad the pandemic has been for the theme park industry. In the second quarter of 2020,revenue for Universal’s theme park division fell 94 percent year-over-year. A division that took in almost $1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019 only made $87 million the same quarter in 2020. Of course most of the company’s parks were closed in the second quarter, with only its two parks in Orlando and its Japanese park reopening in June. Attendance has been extremely light across the board for Florida theme parks since reopening, and it doesn’t seem like any relief will be coming soon, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and

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