As of Wednesday, Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe theme park is back on track after halting construction in the summer of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s adding hundreds of jobs to boot. 

The theme park was announced in 2019, and while there haven’t been many details released about what to expect inside Epic Universe, it has been described as “the most immersive and innovative theme park ever created” by Universal Parks and Resorts, according to CEO Tom Williams.

Universal warned that restarting the construction project will take several months to reach "full-speed" as the park works to restaff as well as reassemble vendor and contractor teams.

Hundreds of jobs will become available within Universal and thousands across Central Florida as construction ramps back up. Open positions include those in professionl roles as well as various construction jobs, according to the park’s press release.

“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."

When completed, not only will the project give permanent jobs to more than 14,000 individuals, but it’ll also be beneficial to Florida’s economy by attracting guests and visitors to the park.

“The resumption of the Epic Universe project couldn’t come at a better time,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “Our community has so many talented workers who will benefit from this massive project. I am confident it will deliver a huge economic boost to Orange County.”

This new realm of Universal will feature an entire theme park, various hotels and shops, restaurants, an entertainment center and more that hasn’t yet been revealed.  universal orlando Universal Orlando on June 16, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images