ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando Resort’s upcoming theme park Epic Universe is expected to open in summer 2025. As construction on the park ramps up, Universal is planning to give one of the roadways leading to the new park an “epic” name.

What You Need To Know

  • Construction is currently underway on Universal's new theme park, Epic Universe

  • Universal has filed an application with Orange County to name the road leading to the park "Epic Boulevard"

  • The park, which will be Universal's largest U.S. park, will feature multiple themed lands — including Super Nintendo World

  • RELATED: Universal Orlando set to open Epic Universe by summer 2025

​​​In June, Universal filed a street name petition with Orange County seeking to name the new road “Epic Boulevard,” according to county records. On the petition application, Universal also listed “Epic Parkway” as a secondary choice for the road’s name. The document was first reported by Orlando Park Stop

The future road will be 1.06 miles in length, according to the petition application, and connect to the Kirkman Road extension, which is currently under construction.

Additional documents submitted with the application include a site plan map, which shows the road that Universal wants to name “Epic Boulevard,” along with other roadways near or around the park and the names planned for them.

As for the Kirkman Road extension, the project is expected to help with traffic in that part of the tourist corridor. When finished, it will add a 1.7-mile connector between Carrier Drive and Universal Boulevard. The project has an estimated cost of $300 million, with Universal providing at least $164 million for the road work. It’s expected to be completed in 2024.

Epic Universe will be Universal’s fourth Orlando park, joining Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay water park.

The park, which will be the largest Universal park in the United States, will feature restaurants, shops and multiple themed lands — including Super Nintendo World. A version of that land is already open at Universal Studios Japan, while another one is scheduled to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in California next year.

The upcoming park, first announced in August 2019, is expected to create thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into the Central Florida economy.


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