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Frisco's Meteoric Growth Continues With Universal Studios Theme Park Announcement

Nick Reynolds
A Universal Studios theme park is coming to FriscoPhoto by(Guneet Jassal/Unsplash)onUnsplash

In 1990, Frisco had a population of 6,517. That ranked 3,399 in the US at the time.

Now Frisco will be the future home to a Universal Park Studios theme park.

The announcement is the latest development for the burgeoning Texan city that continues to be one of the fastest-growing in the country. The park will sit on close to one-hundred acres and have an on-site 300-room hotel.

With currently five parks internationally in Universal's portfolio, being home to the sixth is a monumental feat and yet another indication of the belief that this Dallas-Fort Worth suburb will continue to expand at a feverish pace.
The city of Frisco is one of the fastest-growing in the nationPhoto by(Nancy Jo Lambert/Unsplashed)onUnsplash

Frisco's ascent from tiny suburb to what's quickly becoming a sprawling city of its own; by the numbers, the growth has been astronomical. Since the turn of the century, Frisco has grown roughly 500%. For every square mile, there are well over 3,000 residents. The total population is on its way to a quarter million with no slowing in sight.

During this population boom, Frisco has been consistent (and wildly successful) in incorporating large-scale projects into their city. These ventures have fueled its flourishing economy. Among those ventures: 310,000 square foot furniture mecca IKEA, Stonebriar Centre (a 160-plus store super-mall), and Toyota Stadium (home of professional soccer team FC Dallas). But perhaps the crown jewel of Frisco is The Star, which serves as the headquarters of one of the most famous sports franchises on earth -- the Dallas Cowboys.

Now they may have a new crown jewel.

In a statement released by the company, Universal said that this park will have a "completely different look and feel" than their other parks. The other two locations nationally are in Orlando and Los Angeles. The Frisco location will be smaller (about a quarter of the size) and will be geared toward children.

"It will be full of family-friendly attractions, interactive and playful shows, character meet and greets, unique merchandise and fun food and beverage venues. Although smaller in size, it will still carry the same quality as Universal's other larger resort destinations," said representatives of Universal.

As of now, there is yet to be a projected date on when the park may open.

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