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Disney Responds to Universal’s ‘Epic Universe’ Reveal, Offering New and Exciting Park Addition of Their Own

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Credit: Disney, Universal, Canva

Yesterday, the theme park community was abuzz with excitement and anticipation as Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe unveiled its incredible plans for the future. The highly-anticipated reveal left fans and enthusiasts in awe as the park showcased its commitment to pushing boundaries and creating an unforgettable experience for guests.

With all eyes on Universal, many couldn’t help but wonder how Disney, the undisputed heavyweight in the theme park industry, would respond to being seemingly “one-upped” by their rival.

As the two entertainment powerhouses continue to vie for the attention and loyalty of thrill-seekers, it is undeniable that this friendly competition only serves to drive innovation and raise the bar for immersive attractions.

Related: Universal’s Epic Universe Beats Disney World as Cries for a Villains Park Go Unheard

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Credit: Universal (Epic Universe)

Fans Wait for Disney’s Response

Universal’s Epic Universe has undoubtedly made a bold statement with its latest unveiling. By introducing groundbreaking concepts and elevating the standards of theme park entertainment, they have set a new precedent for what guests can expect from a visit to their resort.

As the world eagerly awaits the grand opening of this epic expansion, it’s clear that Universal has solidified its position as a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

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Disney, on the other hand, is no stranger to pushing boundaries and creating magical experiences. With a rich history and a wealth of iconic characters and stories, they have captivated audiences for decades. As Universal takes center stage with Epic Universe, Disney needs to respond with their trademark creativity and attention to detail, offering guests an entirely new world of enchantment and wonder.

Yesterday, in the heat of the Universal announcement, Disney made an announcement about a brand new theme park addition coming to the parks. However, this addition is not quite the level that fans were hoping for.

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Credit: Universal

A Surprising Retaliation Against Epic Universe Announcements

So what was Disney’s big retaliation against Universal? You probably did not guess it: Joe Gardner from Soul (2020) will now be playing Piano at Disneyland Resort.

Fans immediately found the comedy in Disney announcing such a lackluster addition in the heat of all of the Universal Epic Universe Buzz. While this addition is new and exciting, it doesn’t stand up to Universal’s Epic Universe reveal.

On a more serious note, Disney Parks do need to make a large announcement if they want to keep their spot as theme park royalty. With three major theme parks, Universal Orlando Resort is priming itself to be a direct competitor for Walt Disney World Resort. No longer will this destination be a 2-day vacation stop.

As fans and enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the next chapter in this exhilarating theme park competition, it is the guests who ultimately emerge as the winners. With each new development and announcement, the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of theme park entertainment are pushed further, promising a future filled with unforgettable experiences and magical moments.

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Credit: Aditya Vyas, Unsplash/ Universal/ DreamWorks/ Canva

As Disney hopefully prepares its response, the competition between these two theme park entertainment giants only serves to benefit the guests, who will be treated to an unprecedented level of innovation, immersion, and excitement in the years to come.

In your opinion, what could Disney do to outshine Universal’s recent announcements? Let us know in the comments below!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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