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Universal Studios Frisco Gets Official Name, Will Open Mid-2026

Universal Kids Resort will bring over 2,500 construction jobs

Up to now, the new Universal Studios theme park in Frisco, Texas has been dubbed Universal Studios Frisco. That's because the official name hasn't been announced. That is, until today.

An announcement from Universal Studios on Dec. 1, 2023, released the theme park will be called Universal Kids Resort. Mayor Jeff Cheney also announced the resort will open in mid-2026. 

A new concept image of the theme park was also released, giving another view of the “multi-world” resort.


"Universal Kids Resort will inspire the unbridled creativity of kids through imagination, discovery and most importantly – play," said Molly Murphy, president or Universal Creative. "We're designing the resort so kids and families can feel the thrill of being physically immersed in their most beloved stories and characters."

According to Universal, progress on the new concept is well underway following a groundbreaking in November. Universal Kids Resort will drive immediate economic impact for the region, creating thousands of jobs including more than 2,500 new construction jobs. Throughout the project, the company will remain focused on ensuring the resort adds value and positively serves the community.

The new concept is making significant strides after the groundbreaking in November. Universal Kids Resort is set to have an immediate economic impact on the region, generating thousands of jobs, with over 2,500 dedicated to construction. Throughout the development, the company is committed to ensuring that the resort adds value and positively serves the community.

The Frisco City Council, including Mayor Cheney, voted 4-2 on March 7, 2023, to allow the theme park in Frisco. The council approved the request for the SUP for a 97.4-acre outdoor commercial amusement venue on the northeast corner of Dallas Parkway and Panther Creek Parkway. Thirty acres are dedicated to the theme park area and additional acres will be used for parking and hotel space. 

“I would have loved to have something like this when my kids were little,” Cheney said during the meeting. “This will bring other assets to it. The work doesn't end on voting night.” 

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