The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed yet another victim in Universal Orlando's Epic Universe.

The "fourth gate" of the resort, which was announced to much fanfare last year, has been delayed indefinitely as park executives feel the time isn't right to restart construction on the park.

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This will give us and all our contractors, vendors and creative partners the flexibility to work within a changing environment.

Tom Schroder, Universal Orlando

When asked about Epic Universe's delay in yesterday's press briefing, Orange County Mayor Jerry Deming said that senior executives told him the massive project would be delayed a year.

What they said to me was that their overall constriction project is going to be delayed a year," Demings said

The new park was scheduled to open in 2023, but with the delay, that timeline is now uncertain.

Via News 13