Universal Studios Theme Park to Open in Frisco

A new theme park is being developed by NBCUniversal in Frisco, Texas. The park, which will feature popular franchises such as Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Minions according to a D Magazine article saying, 

“North Texas may soon be home to a new Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, or Minions-themed amusement park. 

“I’m going to be advocating for Mario Brothers, that’s my favorite, and Minions,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said at a press conference on Wednesday announcing the groundbreaking of a new theme park by NBCUniversal that will occupy 97 acres of land along the Dallas North Tollway at Panther Creek Parkway in Frisco. 

Featuring a 300-room hotel, the Frisco theme park will welcome visitors of all ages, but is designed specifically for families with children under 10. Located on 97 acres near Dallas North Tollway, it will be smaller in scale compared to main theme parks, catering to a young family audience.

“The park will be a kids-themed park with family-friendly immersive experiences and rides involving Universal movies, executives announced. It will also include a 300-room family-friendly hotel. People of all ages will be welcome, but the park will be designed for families with children younger than ten.

The Frisco park will sit on 97 acres near the Dallas North Tollway and Panther Creek Parkway. The park will be about one-fourth of the size of Universal’s main theme parks. The Frisco park will be “a scale appropriate for our young family audience,” Page Thompson, Universal’s President of New Ventures told WFAA.”

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney is excited about the partnership with Universal Studios for a new theme park in Frisco, Texas. Although the project still needs city committee and council approval, he expects construction to begin soon, as Frisco is known for its fast-moving developments.