Back on January 11, Universal announced its plans to build a new theme park in Frisco, Texas. This new park which is currently in development will be unlike any other theme park Universal has opened in the US or anywhere else around the world.
Further details have now come to light regarding this project including a Universal Project Location map, Universal Site Plan, Resort Comparison and Roadway map. These are all available to view on the FriscoTexas.gov website. The Universal Project Location Map gives us a clear view of where this new park will sit in Frisco, Texas.
The Site Plan shows clearer details of the site itself including the proposed theme park area, proposed hotel area, parking and the planned berm of small trees surrounding the site. The entrances and exits are not yet finalized.
As a useful reference there is a Universal Resort comparison showing the difference in size of the proposed new resort area, actual theme park, parking spaces and hotel area with that of the Universal Orlando Resort.
The website also links to information regarding the Northern Corridor Roadway Projects which when complete, the City of Frisco’s $201-million investment will have provided 65 miles in roadway construction improvements. This will be imperative for the success of this new Universal theme park.
According to localprofile.com, during the last council meeting the hours for the new park were confirmed:
- 10:00AM - 6:00PM but this will vary throughout the year based on peak periods including weekends, holidays and seasonality.
- The park will never open before 9:00AM apart from for hotel guests and annual pass holders with the earliest suggested as 8:00AM.
- The closing time will not be later than 9:00PM apart from up to twenty dates for special events and holidays when the closing time will not be later than 10:00PM.
The new theme park which doesn't yet have a name, will be vastly different from its current lineup of theme parks, and will be full of family-friendly attractions, interactive and playful shows, character meet and greets, and other attractions that are specifically designed to appeal to families with small children. We are promised "immersive themed lands" with additional space which could be used for further expansions.
In the concept art provided, there is a boat ride visible, as well as some performance spaces, playgrounds, and water features. For more information, take a look at our recent article, Everything We Know About the Experimental New Universal Texas Theme Park.
We will continue to bring you updates on this new Universal theme park which is coming to Frisco, Texas. Are you excited by the thought of a family-friendly Universal theme park? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.
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