Universal Orlando Resort is in full “expansion mode.”
Universal Orlando Resort has been in the midst of making all kinds of updates at its two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure over the past couple of years.
Universal has done maintenance to rides like Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Jurassic Park River Adventure, and Popeye & Bluto’s BilgeRat Barges over the last couple of months at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. At Universal Studios Florida, the theme park shut down Shrek 4-D to make way for Villain Con Minion Blast, a new attraction set to open this summer. In addition, the Woody Woodpecker KidZone closed down permanently back in January. Though Universal hasn’t announced what is coming to the theme park area, the expectation is that the land will be themed entirely to DreamWorks.
If all this weren’t enough, Universal Orlando is also in the midst of constructing its biggest theme park yet, Epic Universe. As Disney’s biggest competition, the new theme park is set to open in 2025 and will feature several immersive lands, including SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. The attractions within the theme park haven’t been announced, but we just got a look inside what five new attractions will likely be called through Universal’s latest patents.
User @CygnusParkYT shared that Universal has filed five trademarks. Through permits and other rumors, we know that several of these are likely to be attraction names.
Universal has filed multiple trademark applications, including some potential attraction names. #EpicUniverse pic.twitter.com/wBwXKFdMBJ
— Cygnus (@CygnusParkYT) March 10, 2023
As you can see in the patents, Universal has filed five patents for these names: Constellation Carousel, Starfall Racers, The Oak & Star Tavern, Curse of the Werewolf, and Dark Universe.
The first three are all likely for the rumored Central Hub at Epic Universe. The new theme park is expected to be “space-themed,” and this would make sense for the carousel attraction, the racing coaster, and a possible restaurant.
Curse of the Werewolf has been the rumored name for the roller coaster that will be located in the Classic Monsters land in the Universal Park. Dark Universe, on the other hand, is a new one. Universal Pictures once had an idea for an entire universe of films dedicated to Classic Monsters, which was called the Dark Universe. However, after The Mummy (2017) failed at the box office, those ideas were scrapped. Could it be that the theme park will bring this idea back to life?