Universal just made a big announcement today. They’re coming to Las Vegas. Comcast Corporation, the company that owns Universal Studios is planning a mini theme park near the strip that will be open year round. The best part? It’s going to be horror-themed, based on its parks’ immensely popular Halloween Horror Nights.
The project’s goal is to bring to life Universal‘s huge catalog of classic horror films. That means patrons might be wandering around the park amongst characters like Frankenstein or Dracula. Or perhaps take a swim with Jaws or The Creature From The Black Lagoon. The company is focusing on immersive experiences that are both unique and haunting. There will also be restaurants and seasonal events at the park.
But it’s not just the classics this project will bring to Sin City. Current and upcoming films will be featured at the Las Vegas park as well. Universal will collaborate with directors like Jason Blum (Happy Death Day, M3GAN), James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) and Jordan Peele (Nope, Candyman (2021)) for this attraction.
Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts said in the Universal press release, “Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly-themed and terrifying horror entertainment experiences for millions of fans every year. We are excited to give our global fanbase yet another way to get scared and have fun with fear in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect place for this type of unique concept.”
According to Bloomberg, the new theme park will dominate the newest addition to Area 15. The property is planning a 20-acre expansion to add to its already popular collection of tourist attractions and themed restaurants. The Universal attraction will encompass 110,000 square feet of the new expansion. There is no date set yet for completion but Universal Parks & Resorts will share more details as they come.
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