Today, Universal announced plans for two mini-park attractions – one located in Frisco, Texas and another in Las Vegas, Nevada. These two new properties will be smaller than Universal’s traditional theme parks but still offer Universal’s high-quality entertainment and world-renowned attractions.

The biggest attraction will be a mini-park in Frisco, Texas dedicated to young families. This new park will be scaled smaller for younger children and usher in a new Universal design language made for young families. While smaller, the park will still have major attractions, meet and greets, themed dining, and entertainment you expect at a Universal Park.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the city of Frisco and Mayor Cheney as we work to bring this innovative, new concept to life designed specifically for a younger generation of Universal fans,” said Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We think North Texas is the perfect place to launch this unique park for families given its growing popularity within this part of the country.” – Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts

Bloomberg also reports Universal is opening a haunt attraction based on Halloween Horror Nights in Las Vegas, Nevada. This new experience is a 110,000-square-foot expansion to Area15, the hit themed-entertainment venue home to MeowWolf’s Omega Mart. This new attraction combines dining, retail, and several walk-through haunts to bring Halloween Horror Nights alive year-round.

“Universal’s decision to anchor their next innovative creation in the city is exciting news for my residents and visitors alike. The job opportunities will be invaluable for our community, especially for those interested in the entertainment industry.”  – City of Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz

No opening time frames for either attraction were provided at the time of publishing.

For more information visit Universal’s press release, Bloomberg, and The Dallas News. Stay tuned to Inside Universal for all the latest news and follow along on our forums.