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Dark Universe at Epic Universe: Details REVEALED


It’s alive! Step into the shadows of Epic Universe, where the darkest nightmares and chilling tales become reality in a world devoted entirely to Universal Monsters – welcome to Dark Universe. Explore the village of Darkmoor, a village cloaked in darkness where monsters from the silver screen aren’t just stories – they’re lurking around every corner. 

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

This morning, exciting updates were released for this Universal Monsters-themed area, complete with insights into attractions, dining, and more! Let’s delve into the details.

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

Explore the Thrilling Attractions of Dark Universe

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe
Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

Towering above the village of Darkmoor stands the foreboding Frankenstein Manor, shrouded in mystery. Within its walls lies Monsters Unchained: The Frankenstein Experiment, a dark ride that brings you up close to iconic figures such as The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Brides of Dracula, and more. Venture deep into the eerie catacombs where the brilliant Dr. Victoria Frankenstein unveils her latest daring experiments, attempting to harness the power of these iconic monsters. But beware—her control falters, and Dracula breaks free, unleashing a torrent of monstrous fury. Will you escape the clutches of these unleashed horrors?

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

Venture deeper into Dark Universe where you’ll find Curse of the Werewolf, a family spinning coaster. Based on The Wolf Man, immerse yourself in the origin story of one of horror’s most legendary creatures. Your adventure begins at the encampment of The Guild of Mystics, where you are greeted by Maleva, the guild’s all-knowing seer and revered leader. With a grave tone, she warns that you carry the mark of the werewolf. Boarding a wagon, you plunge deep into the forest, twisting and turning in a frantic race to escape the encroaching werewolves. Will you flee in time, or will you transform into the very creature you fear?

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

Earlier this year, Universal Studios Florida introduced a limited-time makeup experience that transformed guests into iconic silver-screen monsters. It seems this was just a preview of what’s to come with the Dark Universe’s Darkmoor Monster Makeup Experience, promising even more transformations!

Step into the heart of Darkmoor, where monsters eagerly await to greet unsuspecting visitors. Encounter the formidable creations and iconic characters of Dark Universe, including Dr. Victoria Frankenstein’s Monster, Bride of Frankenstein, Ygor, and The Invisible Man. As you explore, you’ll also meet the local residents of Darkmoor—a monster hunter and a musician who weaves enchanting tales of Universal Monster lore.

Dining Options in Dark Universe

Dark Universe at Universal Epic Universe

Dine at Das Stakehaus, a cleverly named restaurant that plays a playful nod to one of the vampire’s classic weaknesses: the stake. Run by vampire “familiars,” the menu features kebabs, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

Ignite your appetite at The Burning Blade Tavern, another Dark Universe quick-service eatery inspired by a fiery scene from the 1931 classic film Frankenstein. This spot is now a hangout for monster hunters, serving burgers, wings, bratwurst, pretzels, and specialty beverages.

Next, visit De Lacey’s Cottage, a quick-service spot named after the family observed by the monster in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Here, guests can find a variety of snacks and cool treats like cinnamon bread, ice cream, twisted taters, and more.

Shop for Monster Merchandise

Bring a piece of the eternal world of Dark Universe home with you! At Pretorius’ Scientific Oddities, you can select from an array of commemorative merchandise and mementos.

Learn More About Epic Universe

There is even more to be excited about! Dark Universe is merely one of five immersive worlds at Epic Universe. Upon the park’s opening in 2025, visitors will also be able to explore Celestial ParkHow to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk,  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, each offering its own unique adventures and experiences.

For a deeper look at Universal’s next theme park, check out our complete guide. Stay up-to-date with the latest Epic Universe updates by signing up for our email notifications here!

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About Kelsey Bowyer

Kelsey hails from the land of chocolate, ketchup, and Mister Rogers – known to most as Pennsylvania. Her family’s annual visits to the sunshine state instilled a love of storytelling and theme parks at an early age. In 2015, she packed her bags for the Disney College Program but decided to make this move permanent and call Orlando home. When she is not roaming Orlando’s world-class Theme Parks with her husband, she can be found lost in a book, planning her next vacation, or petting dogs.