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Universal announces plans for new Texas theme park and Nevada horror experience

A family-friendly Universal theme park is coming to Texas while a permanent Horror Nights experience is making its way to Las Vegas




Universal has plans for a new family-friendly theme park in Texas and a Horror Nights experience in Las Vegas   Credit: Universal

Universal is continuing to invest heavily in its parks division with the announcement of two new developments in the US states of Texas and Nevada.

The first, a theme park and resort just outside of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, will be aimed at younger children and has a footprint of 393,000sq m (4.23 million sq ft). The park will include family-friendly rides, shows and a hotel, as well as character meet and greet opportunities.

Further details about the park are yet to be disclosed, however Universal has said that the park's look and feel will also be noticeably different from its other offerings. A rendering of the project shows a bright and colourful landscape with visible attractions on display including a boat ride, hedge maze, several spinning rides and a water play area.

According to Universal, Frisco has been selected for the project because of the city’s growing population and ability to attract businesses to the area.

Universal is also planning a year-round horror destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it will become the anchor tenant of the popular Area15 entertainment district.

Occupying 10,200sqm (110,000sq ft), the concept will be the first permanent horror experience to open outside of a Universal theme park, with its popular Halloween Horror Nights events usually the traditional home for the popular experiences.

The Las Vegas offering, says Universal, will offer a range of horror-centric experiences surrounded by an entertainment space that will be continuously updated with must-see seasonal events, and new themed merchandise.

“Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly-themed and terrifying horror entertainment experiences for millions of fans every year,” said Page Thompson, president of New Ventures, Universal Parks and Resorts.

“We’re excited to give our global fan base yet another way to get scared and have fun with fear in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect place for this type of unique concept.”


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Universal announces plans for new Texas theme park and Nevada horror experience

A family-friendly Universal theme park is coming to Texas while a permanent Horror Nights experience is making its way to Las Vegas




Universal has plans for a new family-friendly theme park in Texas and a Horror Nights experience in Las Vegas   Credit: Universal

Universal is continuing to invest heavily in its parks division with the announcement of two new developments in the US states of Texas and Nevada.

The first, a theme park and resort just outside of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, will be aimed at younger children and has a footprint of 393,000sq m (4.23 million sq ft). The park will include family-friendly rides, shows and a hotel, as well as character meet and greet opportunities.

Further details about the park are yet to be disclosed, however Universal has said that the park's look and feel will also be noticeably different from its other offerings. A rendering of the project shows a bright and colourful landscape with visible attractions on display including a boat ride, hedge maze, several spinning rides and a water play area.

According to Universal, Frisco has been selected for the project because of the city’s growing population and ability to attract businesses to the area.

Universal is also planning a year-round horror destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it will become the anchor tenant of the popular Area15 entertainment district.

Occupying 10,200sqm (110,000sq ft), the concept will be the first permanent horror experience to open outside of a Universal theme park, with its popular Halloween Horror Nights events usually the traditional home for the popular experiences.

The Las Vegas offering, says Universal, will offer a range of horror-centric experiences surrounded by an entertainment space that will be continuously updated with must-see seasonal events, and new themed merchandise.

“Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly-themed and terrifying horror entertainment experiences for millions of fans every year,” said Page Thompson, president of New Ventures, Universal Parks and Resorts.

“We’re excited to give our global fan base yet another way to get scared and have fun with fear in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect place for this type of unique concept.”


 



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