Universal Announces New Family-Oriented Theme Park in Texas

Universal Parks & Resorts is ready to expand its theme park dominion with a new one slated to launch in Frisco, Texas. Though any information regarding the specific timeline isn’t disclosed yet, a few facts and ideas about the brand-new theme park have been shared by officials through concept art.

The Location

The company recently purchased 97 acres of land located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in Frisco. The new theme park will be opened with a size more suitable for regional audiences. Page Thompson, the President of New Ventures in Universal Parks & Resorts, shared in a press release that this specific area in North Texas was perfect to launch this unique family theme park, thanks to the growing population in this part of the country.

The Theme

The concept art shows that the park, set in a lush green landscape, would feature several immersive themed lands. According to Universal officials, this one-of-its-kind theme park will specially cater to families with young kids. As per the official press release, the park will be full of playful and interactive shows, character meet-and-greets, a lot of family-friendly attractions, unique merchandise stalls, and fun food and beverage joints. Future plans for the project include further expansion and an adjacent themed hotel.

The Venture

Although largely scaled down from its traditional theme park ventures, Universal assures that this new theme park will carry the same excitement and quality as its other larger resort park destinations. This new venture from Universal is a ‘micro-park,’ a growing trend in the global theme park industry. With significantly smaller sizes compared to the large-scale parks, these theme parks are specifically designed for regional visitors to experience it in a shorter time and with more affordability. With experience operating five large theme park resorts globally, Universal Parks & Resorts has now set its first foot in this new micro-park concept with this upcoming theme park in Texas.

Sanderson Sisters are Back and Ready to Host all Hocus Pocus Fans This Halloween

Halloween is around the corner and it is time for all Hocus Pocus fans to go crazy, and not just because the sequel just released. To add to your adventure, Airbnb is all set to throw a party this year at the Sanderson Sisters’ cottage in Salem, Massachusetts. People can now rent this special place and have a Halloween like never before.

The Cottage

After being turned to dust for more than three centuries, Sanderson Sisters have come to life at the most appropriate time. The entire cottage is set to make your eyes open wide, your heart race, and you sweat in fear, as it’s hosting the trio’s historic haunt for Halloween night. At just $31, two exclusive guests can rent the cottage and enjoy Hocus Pocus 2.

The Activities

In addition to enjoying a first-hand experience of the movie, you can also get the experience of bringing to life the enchantments inscribed in the ancient spell book. You can then take a tour of some of the most haunted and thrilling spots in the town and discover the history of Salem. The décor is sure to blow your mind. Also, if you are quite the mischievous one and want to get up the day next to Halloween and show your dislike for another glorious day, you can make a special advance booking on October 12 at around one pm. The experience will be an adventure of a lifetime.

The Good Deed

Young kids might not be able to enjoy what the cottage has to offer but a trip into the land of Hocus Focus will not go to waste. In order to show its support to the upcoming generation, Airbnb will be making a generous one-time donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. This deed will help the kids of historic Salem get a better and brighter future.