Universal Epic Universe Trip Planning
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Mom Approved Travel takes away the overwhelm of planning a Universal Epic Universe trip by helping you with everything from the best time to travel, where to stay, how long to stay, what to do, dining reservations, assistance with transportation, giving you tips and tricks along the way to make the most of your precious vacation time and dollars in a way that fits YOUR family.

With convenient themed hotels like Universal Helios Grand Hotel, epic attractions, delicious dining options, immersion in the the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Ministry of Magic, a wide variety of fun for all ages and thrill levels, a Universal Orlando Resort vacation including Universal Epic Universe has everything you need for an absolutely epic vacation experience for the whole family!

At Mom Approved Travel, one of our core beliefs is Moms should get to have fun on her Universal vacation too. What that means is, Mom should actually enjoy going on vacation – she should not be stressing or spending her precious time worrying about which attractions are kid-friendly, how to handle early entry, where to find Butterbeer, how best to navigate Universal Epic Universe, Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure, spending hours researching all the packing things, or making sure she doesn’t miss an important payment, activity, or deadline. Mom can spend her time and energy elsewhere (like finding the right Hogwarts house shirts for everyone) when she partners with Mom Approved Travel!

What is there to do at Epic Universe?

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Epic Universe has 5 worlds of incredible family fun for all ages!

Epic Universe is Universal Orlando Resorts fourth theme park and is comprised of five individual worlds, and accessed through Chronos “portals” located in the central hub of Celestial Park.

We don not have an exact Universal Epic Universe opening date, we DO know we can not wait for this incredible immersive and innovative new park to open in 2025!

Celestial Park

Your Epic Universe experience will start here. Adam Rivest, executive producer for Celestial Park explains a bit of the storyline: “Chronos is this giant machine used to harness the energy of the Universe that powers all of Celestial Park, allowing us to open the portals to other worlds.”

You’ll have access to four portals, which will transport you to the new, immersive worlds full of fun offering a little something for all ages!

While inside Celestial Park, you can experience:

  • Constellation Carousel – this untraditional carousel experience may not be what you are used to! Your carousel creature will not only go round and round, but will also be rotating 360 degrees under a beautiful star-filled canopy to invoke a feeling of riding through the Milky Way.
  • Starfall Racers – A smooth, dual launch coaster with 1.8 mile track reaching speeds of 62 mph and a maximum height of 133 feet. This attraction will take on a completely different feel at night as well!
  • Astronomica – a compass rose styled wet-play attraction that will come alive at night with light, color and music.

If you would like to grab a bite to eat in Celestial Park, you will have great options:

  • Atlantic – traditional and surprising Surf and turf options dining in an illusion of an ‘out of this world aquarium” with floor to ceiling Victorian glass walls
  • The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant – features a beautiful indoor courtyard with lanterns hanging overhead, with guests  feasting on flavors from China, Southeast Asia and Japan. Electric neon dragons will be seen around the interior of the dining room.

What about Shopping? Don’t worry, Epic Universe will have options for all the souvenirs and keepsakes including a Nintendo Super Star Store!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter— Ministry of Magic

More information is coming soon; but be ready to experience the international wizarding communities from 1920s Paris to the 1990s British Ministry, and the magic that connects them!

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At SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ you can look forward to to be completely immersed into the world of Super Mario™ and making your childhood dreams come as you venture through Donkey Kong Country™, using Power-Up bands to collect coins and interact with the land!

  • Mine-Cart Madness™ – experience a new family coaster will have you riding in a mine cart through the Majestic Golden Temple, and no screens! This ride will have a 36″ tall height requirement.
  • Yoshi’s Adventure – a SUPER cute family friendly ride for guests over 36″ tall through Mushroom Kingdom offering incredible view of the new land
  • Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge – an augmented reality attraction where you will battle Team Bowser to win the Golden Cup! This ride has 40″ height requirement.
  • Character meet and greet opportunities – say hi to Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and Toad up close!
  • The 1-UP Factory and Mario Motors retail shops will have options for all the souvenirs and keepsakes!

If you would like to grab a bite to eat in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, you will have fun options:

  • Toadstool Cafe™ – fun, immersive counter service with themed bites including Mario and Luigi-themed burgers
  • Yoshi’s Snack Island – more info coming soon
  • Turbo Book Treats – more info coming soon
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How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk

For the fans of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, there is an exciting world opening where your dragon riders can be transported into a Viking village in the heart of the Island of Berk, the iconic location featured in their favorite story. Here your aspiring Vikings will be able to take to the skies and soar with dragons in an immersive world filled with the colors of the dragons they know and love!

While inside How to Train your Dragon – Isle of Berk, you can experience:

  • Hiccup’s Wing Gliders – a rail coaster will launch aspiring Dragon Riders into the air, swooping and soaring and encountering Hiccup and Toothless along the way. This ride will have a 40″ height requirement, and children under 48″ will not be able to ride alone.
  • The Untrainable Dragon – experience a broadway- quality live stage show with big, beautiful dragons and some of your favorite characters including Toothless, Hiccup, Gobber and Astrid as they encounter a new dragon on the Isle of Berk. Toothless will soar above the crowds with a 27 foot wingspan!
  • Dragon Racer’s Alley – you will need to bring your high-flying, gravity-defying, swooping and soaring skills  as you practice aerobatic maneuvers and as many barrel rolls as you wish as you train to be a championship dragon racer! Dragon Racer’s Alley will have a 48″ height requirement.
  • Fyre Drill – Enjoy an interactive boat ride for all ages, as Fyre Drill will not have a height requirement! You will board a Viking ship and blast your water cannons at flame-like targets – and the occupants of every other boat – to out-soak other Vikings!
  • Viking Training Camp – a colorful, fun interactive play area  with towers to climb, slides, an agility course, an interactive sheep launcher game, drums and more. The perfect spot for the youngest Vikings!
  • Haddock Paddock – make your own special connection as you meet Toothless, Hiccup and other Viking friends up close.

If you would like to grab a bite to eat in How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, you will have a convenient dining option:

  • Mead Hall – Where all Vikings can enjoy a quick service meal in the Grand Hall, where incredible decor fills the walls up to it’s 16′ ceilings and features a hearty menu including meat, fish, sandwiches and dessert options. A fun selection of meads, ciders and ales will be available for Vikings 21 and over!

Dark Universe

More information is coming soon, but this land is rumored to be filled with the myth and mystery of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s experiments and a twist on the classic monster vibe!

More details will be coming soon about this incredibly EPIC theme park at Universal Orlando Resort!

What about staying at a hotel near Universal Epic Universe?

With all of the onsite Universal hotel options available, there is a resort for everyone!

Mom Approved Universal Epic Universe Hotels

One of the first decisions Mom Approved Travel will help you make when planning a Universal Epic Universe vacation, is where to stay. We know the importance of staying on property at the Universal Orlando Resort, as the onsite benefits truly deliver a great return on your vacation investment!

Staying onsite at Universal Orlando Resort will make an even bigger difference in your Universal trip if you are including Universal Epic Universe in your plans! The new theme park is located about 12 minutes South from the main Universal Orlando Resort, having on-property resort benefits, transportation preferences and where you stay will matter!   

Thankfully, there are three new incredible Universal hotels opening with the new theme park.
Learn More: Dive deeper into Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Helios Grand Hotel

  • Opening date – to be announced, expected in 2025
  • The most convenient option to Epic Universe with a short walk
  • Dedicated, exclusive entrance to Universal Epic Universe
  • Elegant Mediterranean-inspired design

Universal Stella Nova Resort

Scheduled to open January 21, 2025 before the opening of Epic Universe, with 750 guest rooms, dining option, resort-style amenities and an incredible dichroic panel exterior, and highlights of teal and purple.

Universal Terra Luna Resort

Scheduled to open February 25, 2025 before the opening of Epic Universe, with 750 guest rooms, dining option, resort-style amenities and an incredible dichroic panel exterior, and highlights of gold and green.

Let your favorite Mom Approved Travel Advisor help you find the perfect resort for your people so you can start making memories in 2025 by clicking here to get started on your Universal Orlando Epic Universe Vacation!

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