Universal Studios Announces Year-Round Halloween Horror Nights-Style Experience In Las Vegas

Universal Parks and Resorts are expanding and building two new locations. Bloomberg was first to report that the theme park unit of NBCUniversal is moving forward with a family-themed resort in Frisco, Texas and a year-round horror-themed attraction in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas destination attraction will reportedly span 111,000 square feet within a 20-acre expansion of Area15, an entertainment district that opened in Vegas in 2020. The location already includes themed restaurants and entertainment, and the horror attraction will be right at home–via NBCUniversal, there is a massive library of content to pull from and populate the park. As Bloomberg notes, Universal has carved out a niche with a new generation of horror-film producers and directors including Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, and James Wan.

“Horror is not just for Halloween anymore at Universal,” Mark Woodbury, chairman of the company’s resorts unit, said in an interview.

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Author: David Wolinsky