Universal Studios Reveals Plans for New Texas Theme Park
Texas and Louisiana residents may soon no longer have to head east through that God-forsaken tunnel in Mobile or wait endless hours for a Southwest "Fun Fare" to Florida to get their Universal Studios theme park fix. The company unveiled plans yesterday that suggests the new center of family fun might be just a few hours' drive in the other direction.
That's right, instead of heading "east" you'll want to head "west" or in the case of many people in South Louisiana, northwest to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Universal Studios, in their announcement yesterday, said Frisco Texas has been chosen as the site for a new theme park that will "inspire fun for families with young children".
Although the planned development in Frisco would be smaller than Universal's other parks and attractions it will still provide the same quality and innovative experience of those larger facilities.
Just what will be in store for visitors who make the six-hour drive from South Louisiana? Here's a portion of what was revealed to the public yesterday during a press conference announcing the project.
Plans for the new development also include an adjacent themed hotel with room for expansion. The company chose the Frisco area of North Texas because of the city's growing population and its ability to attract new businesses to the area. The fact that Frisco is just a short drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex isn't a bad thing either.
In making the announcement officials with the City of Frisco and Universal Studios were non-commital on an opening date timeline. They did suggest that more details about this project would be revealed at a later date.
Meanwhile, fans of the "park that's not Disney" in Orlando can expect big things from the Universal Studios property there. The company is currently working on an expansion to its Florida properties. The third park, Universal's Epic Universe will be added to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure parks sometime in 2025.
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