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Frisco gets Universal Studios theme park to compete with Disney, Six Flags

UPDATE: 12:17, Wednesday, January 11: Mark Woodbury, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks and Resorts, said at a press conference on Wednesday that the Universal Studios theme park coming to Frisco will have four to five themed areas with interactive entertainment aimed at families. There will also be a hotel with 300 rooms.

Paige Thompson, president of new ventures at Universal Studios, said the hotel will have themes featuring popular Universal Studios characters.

“It’s part of our culture to be an involved part of the community and we’re excited to have the opportunity to do that here in Frisco while we’re putting together something truly exceptional,” Woodbury said.

Rendering of the Universal Studios park.

Courtesy of Universal Parks & Resorts

These characters range from minions to kung fu pandas, and more recently Super Mario Bros. Page did not specify which characters would be in the park and hotel.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney says he is “in favor of creating a Nintendo-style land.” The timing of the project was not provided.

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