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Work resumes on Universal Orlando's fourth theme park

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Work is resuming on Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe.

Work on the new them park stopped in July 2020, as the company adjusted plans in the midst of the pandemic.

The restart will begin immediately – but is expected to take several months before reaching full-speed as Universal re-staffs for the project and reassembles its vendor and contractor teams, Universal said in a news release Wednesday morning.

The project will infuse billions of dollars into the Florida economy – and also create more than 14,000 permanent jobs in addition to the thousands of jobs that will be created during its development.

“The restart of construction of Epic Universe is a terrific moment for our employees and for our theme park business in Florida,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman, and CEO of Comcast Corporation. “It is our single-largest investment in the state and represents our enthusiasm for the spectacular park and the economic opportunities it will generate.”

Epic Universe will feature a new theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants, and more. It will be located on a 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida. It will be located a few miles from Universal Orlando’s current theme parks in Southwest Orange County.