Universal Parks & Resorts brings horror to Las Vegas
by Sean P. Aune | January 15, 2023 January 15, 2023 8:30 am EST
Universal Parks & Resorts will make sure you can get scared in Las Vegas any time of the year you want.
It looks like the new park in Frisco, Texas isn’t the only thing Universal Parks & Resorts has planned right now. The entertainment company has announced plans to expand the AREA15 District, which includes a horror-centric experience.
This will be the company’s first year-round horror installation and will include experiences as well as food and beverage spaces.
“Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly themed and terrifying entertainment experiences to millions of fans each year,” said Page Thompson, President, New Ventures, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We’re excited to give our global fan base yet another way to be scared and have fun with scares in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect location for this kind of unique concept.”
The Universal Horror Experience will anchor a 20-acre expansion of AREA15. Universal will occupy 110,000 square meters of the new area.
“AREA15 curates a suite of best-in-class experiences. Universal’s never-before-seen concept will be a perfect fit because our guests know they can expect fresh and exciting entertainment at AREA15,” said Winston Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, AREA15. “We are extremely pleased to we have an incredible company like Universal as our partner as we embark on the next phase of growth for AREA15.”
“Las Vegas is an entertainment destination unlike any other – and we’re thrilled to welcome Universal to our city,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “The Universal Experience will deliver exactly the kind of high-quality, exciting entertainment that our city, our visitors and our residents want.”
“Las Vegas is a vibrant community and increasingly recognized internationally for the creative arts experiences we offer,” said Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz. “Universal’s decision to anchor their next innovative creation in the city is exciting news for my residents and visitors. The employment opportunities will be invaluable to our community, especially those interested in the entertainment industry.”
A timeline for when the attraction will open has not yet been announced.