First Of It’s Kind! Universal Theme Park Is Opening In Texas Just A Short Drive From Midland/Odessa
You read the title correctly, Universal Theme Parks is coming to Texas. According to NBCDFW, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney made the announcement this morning, stating: the kid-themed park and resort will provide entertainment for families for years to come. Universal plans to build a family-focused theme park and resort in Frisco.
Universal's new theme park will be the first of its kind. It will be smaller about 1/3 the size of the park in Orlando. Exact specifics were not released but spokesmen for Universal said it would include rides, shows, and character meet and greets tied to Universal properties, films, and shows.
Universal Parks & Resorts have purchased a 97-acre piece of property on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway near Panther Creek Parkway. The smaller-scale park is intended to be more "intimate and engaging" for younger guests. A preliminary drawing was presented at the announcement. The park appears to include a lush border with a grand entrance bringing guests to a lagoon before they can visit one of several themed areas of the park. The park design also includes a river with what appears to be a boat ride throughout the park. The site will include not only the theme park but a resort as well.
According to Universal Parks & Resorts Chairman and CEO Mark Woodbury, the park will be unlike any other Universal park in the world and they are "wildly excited" to bring the park to North Texas. NBCDFW
According to Universal Parks & Resorts Chairman and CEO Mark Woodbury, the park will be unlike any other Universal park in the world and they are "wildly excited" to bring the park to North Texas.
"We're known for creating one-of-a-kind innovative, interactive experiences for the whole family," Woodbury said. "We have a portfolio of terrific attractions that appeal to young families around the world. We had an idea to bring all of those together and create a destination that is specifically designed to appeal to families with young children. That's what you see in this illustration now and that's what we hope to bring to Frisco." NBCDFW
We currently do not know what the name of the park will be or when an approximate opening day would be but you know we will keep you posted.