Universal is coming to Texas, folks. Having locations already in Los Angeles, Orlando, Japan, Singapore, and Beijing, Universal has selected Frisco, Texas as the destination for its latest theme park.
As reported on by Dallas Morning News, Universal Parks & Resorts (an extension of NBC Universal) recently purchased a 100-acre development on the Dallas North Tollway to build a brand new theme park and hotel.
Priced to the tune of $10 billion, the family-oriented park will feature up to five interactive experiences from the world of Universal, as well as a 300-room hotel across over 100 acres.
“You have a fantastic town,” said chairman and CEO of Universal Parks and Resorts, Mark Woodbury. “It’s vibrant and full of energy and full of young families, which makes it the perfect place for what we are doing.”
Though they say that everything is bigger in Texas, this Universal theme park will not be. Also according to Dallas Morning News, the Frisco Universal attraction will amount to about a fourth of its expansive parks in the likes of LA and Orlando.
The scaled-back theme park, reportedly, will be the first of many that the company plan to roll out over the coming years. Woodbury stated that he imagines the park to be a one-to-two-day destination for families.
Nevertheless, we are here for it.
“Families for generations to come will get to experience immersive environments with the stories they love,” said Frisco mayor, Jeff Cheney.
This development (pun intended) is still in its infancy, as such, the company has yet to outline its construction plans, nor offered a planned opening date. We’ll update this article when such information is released.
Last spring, Fort Bend County Judge, KP George, invited Disney to bring its empire to North Texas. But so far, we’ve heard nothing on Disney’s end.
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