Since its announcement on January 11, 2023, the Universal Studios theme park in Frisco has been shrouded in secrecy. Although there have been no updates from Universal, there could potentially be a link to the newly revealed theme park in Orlando, Florida.The anticipated opening of the Frisco theme park by Universal Studios is projected to take place in 2026 at the intersection of Dallas Parkway and Panther Creek Parkway, specifically on the northeast corner.
Universal Orlando Resort revealed on July 19, 2023, its plans to introduce a fresh collection of beloved tales from DreamWorks Animations' franchises in an entirely new themed area. Scheduled for 2024, this addition will transform the resort into a hub for young children, much like Frisco. Universal's announcement solidifies its commitment to offering diverse and engaging experiences for guests as part of the NBCU family of companies.
The focal point of the park will revolve around DreamWorks characters and properties. Mayor Jeff Cheney previously shared an informative guide on Facebook, providing details about the upcoming park. However, specific plans regarding the interior of the park have not yet been disclosed to the public. The only available clues can be found in a graphic released by Universal, which has sparked speculation among fans due to its abundance of hidden references. If the layout of the park accurately reflects immersive worlds, visitors can expect to encounter beloved franchises such as Trolls, Shrek, Camp Cretaceous, and Madagascar. It seems that these speculations may indeed be on target.
Professional concept art has been developed for upcoming shows at Universal Orlando featuring beloved characters from Trolls, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda. This confirmation has sparked excitement among fans who are speculating that the parks will showcase these iconic characters while also offering unique experiences. However, it is important to note that no official announcement has been made regarding the inclusion of these characters at Universal Frisco. Nevertheless, this news from Universal Orlando could potentially provide a glimpse into what might be in store for North Texas in the future.
The park will occupy a total of 97 acres of land, with the actual park area covering only 30 acres. The remaining acreage will be utilized for parking spaces and hotel facilities. The operating hours for the park were officially established during a city council meeting to be from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. However, these hours may vary throughout the year based on factors such as demand, seasonality, holidays, peak periods, and weekends. It is important to note that the park will never open before 9:00 a.m., unless you are a hotel guest or an annual pass holder in which case it may open at 8:00 a.m.
The park will not stay open past 9:00 p.m., except on a maximum of twenty days per year when it can close at 10:00 p.m. to accommodate holidays and special events. It is anticipated that the park will draw in as many as 20,000 daily visitors and experience over 1,100 vehicle trips per hour during busy periods.