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Get Ready for the New Theme Park Made Just for Little Guests, Universal Kids Resort

For families with younger kids who are itching to try out their first theme parks, Universal Kids Resort is coming to Texas in is a one-of-a-kind destination that will cater to the energy and excitement of younger guests. 

By Tara Bennett
A rendering of the future Universal Kids Resort

What kid hasn't dreamed of going to a theme park entirely catered to them? Not for their older siblings or their parents, but just for kids ready to play and discover without the pressure of rides or experiences way above their comfort level. Universal Destinations & Experiences is tackling that challenge with their unique theme park concept, Universal Kids Resort being built in Frisco, Texas.

Created with the youngest guests in mind, Universal Kids Resort is a smaller-scale theme park that will focus on inciting "discovery and imagination" from the kids who visit. The park will have family-friendly attractions and immersive themed lands, interactive shows and character meet and greets with Universal characters.  

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Where in Texas is Universal Kids Resort?

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The new 97 acre park is being built in Frisco, Texas which is about 30 miles due north of Dallas and and 20 miles NW of Plano, Texas. Along with the Universal Kids Resort, there are also plans to have an adjacent themed hotel with room for expansion for the destination to grow. The groundbreaking for the theme park happened in November with work continuing into 2024.

When can I visit Universal Kids Resort?

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Construction will be ongoing into 2024 and beyond so details on a Grand Opening and book reservations is still in the distance. But updates will be made available on their official website. 

How is this different from other Universal theme parks?

A rendering of the future Universal Kids Resort

Aside from the primary guest demographic being intentionally set much younger than standard theme parks, Universal Kids Resort is meant to cater to families with younger kids who are looking for fun that is more experiential than just standard rides. Think along the lines of a discovery museum with hands-on exhibits, mashed up with a water park, character meet and greet areas and a theme park with less aggressive rides. While the themed sections have not been announced yet (and are subject to change), the concept art shows a lush, green park with areas that will feature beloved characters from Universal films and shows. 

If you've got teens or older in the house looking for thrill rides, then the Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando will be more their speed. But for families with younger children excited to try a theme park, this will be a great starter environment to test their comfort zones and play with other kids their age. 

For even more Universal Studios gifting inspiration, check out the website or visit the CityWalks at Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Studios Orlando.

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