Today, Universal Parks & Resorts announced a new theme park to be located in Texas. The new park will be designed specifically for families with young children.
Located in Frisco, Texas, the park is part of a 97-acre parcel that will also eventually include a themed hotel.
"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the city of Frisco and Mayor Cheney as we work to bring this innovative, new concept to life designed specifically for a younger generation of Universal fans. We think North Texas is the perfect place to launch this unique park for families given its growing popularity within this part of the country," said Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts.
Frisco is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and is also the home of the National Videogame Museum - something that ties in with Universal's upcoming Nintendo-themed park.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney commented on the news, saying, "Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and has been recognized as a great place to plant professional roots and raise a family. This new Universal concept will continue to enhance our tax base, expand employment opportunities and bring even more fun to Frisco benefiting our residents, businesses, and visitors."