There’s a lot already known about this upcoming new park, Universal Epic Universe, set to open in late 2025, but some exciting new details have been released directly from Universal Destinations & Experiences CEO Mark Woodbury.
Epic Universe will set a new standard for technology in theme parks
Speaking during a recent presentation, Woodberry called Epic Universe “the most technologically advanced park we’ve ever done.” He added that Universal is investing heavily in technology that will touch every part of the guest experience, from “the next generation of robotics drone technology [in attractions], all the way through to the guest experience, The full guest journey is really being taken to a whole new level.”
This focus on technology also includes a first for any theme park. The recently announced face recognition technology which will power guest experiences and payment options at Epic Universe. Universal has announced plans for an electric bus system that will take guests from park to park on a 12-minute ride Woodbury said that this fleet of buses will help parent company Comcast with their carbon-neutral goals.
Woodbury also said that his goal with the new park is to extend visitor stays from just three or four days to a full week, and is looking to establish itself as the premiere destination for families with kids aged eight and above.