Universal Orlando to make major announcement August 1 – New theme park?

by Seth Kubersky

Universal Orlando will be making a major announcement on Aug. 1, and speculation is running rampant that it’s related to a new “Fantastic Worlds” theme park.

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Universal Orlando is making a major announcement on Aug. 1 near their massive expansion property that’s currently under development.

UPDATE – 07/29/19: Universal has sent out a graphic teasing an ‘epic’ announcement – could it be the new theme park we’re hoping for? Be sure to stay tuned here and to our socials on Aug. 1 for all the details.

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At 10 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2019, Universal Orlando will hold a press conference at the Orange County Convention Center that will “reveal major news about the Universal Orlando Resort.” While we haven’t confirmed what the subject of the announcement will be, the Convention Center is located near the large plot of land that Universal acquired in recent years. Construction of infrastructure on the property is already underway, and leaks from a presentation earlier this year indicate it will become home to a brand new theme park.

Rumors point to Universal’s new theme park being called “Fantastic Worlds,” and it seems it will most likely be the home for Super Nintendo World, which has been officially confirmed as coming to Orlando. Super Nintendo World, as depicted in recently leaked photographs of an early concept model, is expected to include rides themed to Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi.

Further fan speculation points to other lands at Universal Orlando’s next theme park potentially being inspired by the Wizarding World’s Fantastic Beasts films; DreamWorks Animated franchises such as How To Train Your Dragon; and the Classic Universal Monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein. In addition to a theme park, the expansion land might also become home to one or more hotels, along with entertainment and dining options aimed at convention-goers.

The lone palm tree is thought to be the center of the new theme park or overall land Universal has purchased near the Orange County Convention Center.

Come back to this page for a livestream of Universal Orlando’s big Aug. 1 announcement.


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idrive orlando July 27, 2019 - 2:14 am

Love this for IDRIVE

Andrew Fontanez July 27, 2019 - 3:43 pm

Please include Jaws and Amity 🦈

Lisa August 1, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Yes, I do miss the Jaws ride, it was great at night time.


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