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Social Orlando’s Super Nintendo World delayed until 2025

IbizaPocholo

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Construction on Orlando’s new Universal theme park has restarted following delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally slated to open in 2023, Epic Universe — which will include Orlando’s own Super Nintendo World — is now scheduled to open in early 2025, according to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel.

Universal released a statement following Demings’ remarks, noting that construction has begun “immediately, but is expected to take several months before reaching full-speed as Universal re-staff for the project and reassembles it vendor and contractor teams.” The company’s statement did not give a new time frame for the park’s opening; we’ve reached out for comment, and we’ll update this article with any information we receive.

Epic Universe will eventually be Universal’s third theme park in Orlando, reportedly with shopping, restaurants, and hotels. The site is expected to fill a 750-acre facility. Universal has not laid out explicit plans for the Orlando site.
 

MrMephistoX

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You would think not having any guests would speed up construction? Like I’m kind of shocked Disney didn’t take advantage of the pandemic to do a ton of improvements.
 

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This is actually good news, it was on indefinite hold. They are breaking ground again, this new park is as big as the other 2 universal parks combined. Universal is really putting thier money where thiet mouthes are with this park.