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    Just some more detail on the images posted previously by Michael.

    Infrastructure work, land grading, and more has continued in the months since. The ground has been dug up and utility pipes have been placed and buried. The parking lots have been poured for the backstage areas, which is also where temporary trailers are expected to be placed during construction. They’ve even added an on-site concrete plant in preparation of pouring foundations when they’re ready.
    Another project that will most likely continue, despite any slowdowns for the theme park construction itself, is the Kirkman Road extension. This road is planned to be expanded so it can connect from the existing Universal Orlando Resort to the new southern resort nearly two miles south. This would not only help bring guests back and forth between the two resorts, utilizing planned dedicated bus lanes, but would also help alleviate traffic congestion in the area in general. Universal and the county are splitting the cost of the expansion, with Universal spending at least 164 million dollars themselves.


    Source: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/epic-universe-news-and-rumor-update-construction-delays-and-progress/

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  6. Just to confirm the date is now 2024 for opening.

    However, Orange County mayor Jerry Demings recently stated that he had been in contact with "senior officials" at Universal, and that now Epic Universe would be delayed by a year, meaning the park will now open sometime in 2024.
    Source: https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2495404/construction-of-universal-studios-epic-universe-is-officially-delayed


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    There is no specific date change for opening as yet but it's been announced that construction has been delayed by at least 1 year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    “We remain very confident that the parks business will generate healthy returns over the long term,” said Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Universal’s parent company, Comcast, on its first quarter earnings call Thursday. “Nonetheless, we’ve decided to pause construction of Orlando’s fourth gate, Epic Universe, at this early stage.”
    The project was confirmed last year and scheduled for a 2023 opening. While Roberts didn’t mention a specific delay, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said construction on Epic Universe “is going to be delayed by a year,” though it’s not clear if that means the opening date will need to be pushed back.
    Source: https://orlando-rising.com/universals-epic-universe-delayed-as-covid-19-tanks-theme-park-earnings/

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