Universal Bringing New Kids Theme Park To Frisco, Texas
Texas is a long way from any of the Universal Parks and Resorts properties. I am glad that they have plans to put something between the coasts for people here in the middle of the country to enjoy.
The news of them bringing a brand new concept theme park to the Lone Star state is certainly something to celebrate. This isn't going to be anything like their Orlando and Hollywood Harry Potter or Jurrasic World offerings.
Being near a large city like Dallas, Frisco will be perfect to attract families with young children. This is a completely new project with a green landscape and soon-to-be-announced theme lands.
Universal Parks And Resorts Purchased 97 Acres In Frisco, Texas
Though 97 acres seems like a lot, this will be a scaled-back theme park. It is being described as intimate and family-friendly.
Universal is promising interactive shows and character meet and greets, along with park-specific merchandise, food, and beverages. Though it will be smaller than the other Universal properties they are also promising they will bring the same quality as their other larger offerings.
Of course, part of that land will be used for a nearby themed hotel and some room for expansion. The proposed location is east of the Dallas North Tollway and north of Panther Park Creek.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney Is Stoked That Universal Is Coming To Town
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the city of Frisco and Mayor Cheney as we work to bring this innovative, new concept to life designed specifically for a younger generation of Universal fans,” said Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We think North Texas is the perfect place to launch this unique park for families given its growing popularity within this part of the country.”
“Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and has been recognized as a great place to plant professional roots and raise a family,” said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney. “This new Universal concept will continue to enhance our tax base, expand employment opportunities and bring even more fun to Frisco benefiting our residents, businesses, and visitors.”
More details about the plans for the park are coming soon, but this is already a big step for Texas theme parks.
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