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Universal's Epic Universe@202X

Verfasst: Fr 2. Aug 2019, 16:39
von Andrej Woiczik
Seit gestern ist es offiziell.
In Orlando rüstet Universal (NBC) weiter auf und lasst den vierten Themenpark entstehen.
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Epic. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot in today’s day and age, though not one we use loosely. When we label something as epic, we want that experience to live up to the promise that the word makes. Which is why today we are elated to announce the addition of our fourth theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe, an experience genuinely worthy of its bold moniker.

Universal’s Epic Universe will offer an entirely new level of experiences that will forever redefine theme park entertainment. Guests will venture beyond their wildest imagination, traveling into beloved stories and through vibrant lands on adventures where the journey is as astounding as the destination. The new location will feature a theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. Ultimately, this expansion will create more space and freedom to let loose and create lasting memories with the people you love.

Re: Universal's Epic Universe@202X

Verfasst: Fr 2. Aug 2019, 16:49
von Andrej Woiczik
...und weiter geht es:
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Heading inside the land, guests will be greeted with the colorful and blocky world of Mushroom Kingdom. To the left is what we believe to be the entrance to the Mario Kart attraction. The top of the land is a bit trickier, but we think this will be the home of a Yoshi-themed dark ride.
The back of the Nintendo-themed land appears to take on a more island-esque feel, which leads us to believe this will be a Donkey Kong-themed area, complete with its own ride – you can see the show building for it on the left.
Drachenzähmen leicht gemacht Duelling Coaster
Last but not least, we come to what we believe is the How to Train Your Dragon-themed land. We believe this will be the most “kid-friendly” section of the park, based on the types of attractions we can see in this image
Über die Länge der Bauzeit wurde noch nicht bekannt gegeben.
Da das ähnliche Projekt in Singapore 2023 in Betrieb gehen soll, kann man spekulieren, dass wohl 2023/24 die Eröffnung sein könnte.

Re: Universal's Epic Universe@202X

Verfasst: Mo 4. Mai 2020, 10:02
von Andrej Woiczik ... -earnings/

Baustopp Aufgrund der Corona-Krise.
Vor 2024 öffnet der neue Park nicht.
Construction on Universal Orlando’s next theme park, Epic Universe, will be put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We remain very confident that the parks business will generate healthy returns over the long term,” said Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Universal’s parent company, Comcast, on its first quarter earnings call Thursday. “Nonetheless, we’ve decided to pause construction of Orlando’s fourth gate, Epic Universe, at this early stage.”
Universal considers Epic Universe its fourth theme park, counting the Volcano Bay water park as its third. Under traditional industry definitions, Epic Universe would be counted as the resort’s third theme park after Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.
The project was confirmed last year and scheduled for a 2023 opening. While Roberts didn’t mention a specific delay, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said construction on Epic Universe “is going to be delayed by a year,” though it’s not clear if that means the opening date will need to be pushed back.
“If our economy recovers faster than any of us expect, then I think [Universal] has the creative allowance that they could advance that construction even faster,” Demings said. “If we are slow to recover, who knows, that date may slide further to the future.”
The spread of the new strain of coronavirus forced the closure of Universal Orlando in mid-March, while Universal Studios Japan has been shuttered since late February. Unsurprisingly, this led to steep drops in the theme park division’s revenue (down 32 percent compared to the first quarter of 2019) and earnings (down 85 percent).
If the company’s theme parks remain closed throughout the entire second quarter, Comcast estimates it will lose $500 million. Universal Orlando is, in fact, scheduled to remain closed precisely that long, but Roberts cautioned that the company does not know when its theme parks will reopen.

Re: Universal's Epic Universe@202X

Verfasst: Mo 3. Aug 2020, 17:06
von Andrej Woiczik
Universal hat die Eröffnung seines neuen Themenparks Epic Universe auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben. Das wurde Ende der letzten Woche in einer Pressemitteilung mitgeteilt.Grund hierfür sind enorme Umsatzeinbußen aufgrund der Corona-Krise.

Das Universal Orlando Resort hat die Arbeiten an Epic Universe bis auf Weiteres eingestellt. Die Eröffnung des neuen Themenparks, ist damit auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben. Bislang war 2023 als Jahr der Eröffnung von Universal’s Epic Universe in Aussicht gestellt worden.

Die amerikanischen Kollegen vom Attractions Magazine Newsletter spekulieren derzeit sogar darüber, dass vor 2025 dieses Projekt nicht umgesetzt werden soll

Der Grund für den drastischen Schritt sind enorme Einbußen bei Universals Themenpark-Sparte durch die Corona-Krise. Bei einer Investoren-Telefonkonferenz sprach Comcast, die Muttergesellschaft hinter NBCUniversal, von einem 94-prozentigen Umsatzrückgang bei den Themenparks im vergangenen Quartal, so in der Pressemitteilung und im Attractions Magazine Newsletter

Im Vergleich zum Vorjahreszeitraum sank der Umsatz der Universal-Themenparks im zweiten Quartal 2020 von 1,46 Milliarden US-Dollar auf 87 Millionen Dollar.

Sämtliche Universal-Freizeitparks wurden im März geschlossen. Parks in Orlando und Japan öffneten im Juni wieder ihre Tore; die Universal Studios Hollywood bleiben jedoch weiterhin wie die Universal Studios Singapore geschlossen.