Frisco, TX

Universal Kids Resort is Coming to North Texas

Ash Jurberg

Construction on new theme park to start next year

In January, Universal Studios made the exciting announcement that a new Universal Studios theme park is being planned for Frisco. The park will be located on 97 acres near the Dallas North Tollway and Panther Creek Parkway in Frisco, about 30 minutes northeast of DFW International Airport.

For months, speculation has been building as eager theme park enthusiasts have awaited more details, and today, Universal and The Mayor of Frisco, Jeff Cheney, provided more information.

The new theme park will be called Universal Kids Resort.

"Universal Kids Resort will include a theme park featuring immersive themed lands that celebrate Universal's iconic brand of entertainment, humor and fun – bringing to life its beloved characters and stories in ways that will wow the youngest theme park goers. It will feature family-friendly attractions, interactive and playful shows, unique merchandise, fun food and beverage venues and character meet and greets." Universal Statement

It will be about a quarter of the size of the Universal Parks in California and Florida and create a more intimate feel. There will be family-friendly attractions, interactive shows, and a 300-room hotel.

Construction will commence early next year, is expected to take about two years to complete, and will bring about 2,500 construction jobs to the area. The park will open in 2024.

The new theme park will bring in an influx of tourists and many new jobs, boosting the local economy.

"The characters that children in this community will grow up loving and get see and touch and be around every single day, it's going to grow into being the very essence of growing up and living in Frisco." Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney.

If Disney can open a theme park in Texas, my children will be even more excited!

Your thoughts

Are you glad Universal will open a new theme park in North Texas? Do you think the benefits outweigh the additional crowds? Would you like to see a Disney park open in the area?

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