Common Studios to open theme park in Texas close to Dallas | Enterprise Information

Common Studios plans to construct a brand new theme park within the Dallas-Fort Price space, officers introduced Wednesday.

Common Parks & Resorts has purchased almost 100 acres in Frisco, which is about 30 miles north of Dallas. There was no instant timeline for when the park would open.

Rendering of Universal Studios in Texas

Common Studios plans to construct a brand new theme park within the Dallas-Fort Price space. Here is an artist’s rendering of the brand new park from the corporate. (Courtesy of Common Studios)

The Texas attraction can be Common’s third theme park within the U.S. and is meant to have a “fully totally different look, really feel and scale than Common’s present parks,” the corporate stated in a press release.

Common’s different two U.S. venues are in Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles.

The Texas park can be the closest Common Studios for Louisiana residents, shaving off a number of hours of driving time for most individuals.

For Lafayette drivers, it might be 5 hours nearer than driving to Orlando. For Baton Rouge drivers, it might be about three hours nearer. From New Orleans, the Texas park is about an hour nearer than Orlando.

Geared towards households with younger youngsters

The park shall be smaller than the opposite ones in Florida and California, officers stated. Simply by acreage, the Orlando park is 5 instances greater than what’s been bought in Texas, in accordance with the Dallas Morning Information.

The park “shall be sized for a regional viewers,” Common officers stated in a press release. “Though smaller in dimension, it can nonetheless carry the identical high quality as Common’s different bigger resort locations.”

Will probably be geared at households with younger youngsters, officers stated, and can have rides, exhibits, a themed lodge, meals venues, interactive experiences and meet and greets with characters.

“We predict it is a 1- to 2-day expertise,” Mark Woodbury, chairman and CEO of Common Parks & Resorts, stated on the unveiling.

‘Immersive themed lands’

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Campbell Chang, 6, and Juliana Single, 6, put on face masks as they forged their spells at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Common Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photograph/Damian Dovarganes)

The corporate teased 4 or 5 “immersive themed lands” within the assertion, however no particulars had been launched Wednesday about particular deliberate points of interest.

Common is dwelling to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida and in California. 

And in California, Common is gearing as much as open Tremendous Nintendo World in a number of weeks. The unique Tremendous Nintendo World is at Common’s park in Osaka, Japan.

The corporate additionally has parks in Singapore and China.

New attraction in Las Vegas

Common, which is owned by Comcast, additionally introduced plans Wednesday to open a year-round horror attraction in Las Vegas, Bloomberg stated.

Will probably be in an leisure district off the Vegas Strip. There was no timeline introduced for the opening.

Editor’s observe: Common beforehand had a theme park in Spain however the attraction closed. The story has been up to date.

Carlie Kollath Wells is a breaking information reporter at | The Occasions-Picayune.