Is Disney’s Biggest Competitor Trying to Take the Spotlight With This Announcement?

On Sunday night, Disney Parks social media accounts posted a cryptic coded message, and fans immediately got to work trying to decode it. As fans made headway in deciphering the clues, Disney Parks posted another message on Monday morning.

This one was more straightforward and revealed the opening date for the TRON Lightcycle Run, one of Disney’s most long-awaited attractions.

TRON Lightcycle Run

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On Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company released a string of new announcements regarding Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort.

In short, this week has been huge for Disney fans (and it’s only Wednesday)!

Amidst all of Disney’s recent announcements, its biggest competitor has chosen today to make a massive announcement of their own: Universal Parks and Resorts is planning on building a new Resort.

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Scott Gustin, theme park reporter, reveals that Universal is planning on building a “concept for families with young children” that spans at least 100 acres in Frisco, Texas. He writes that Universal has said that the upcoming resort will be a “1-2 day destination,” which sounds like the theme parks Universal Parks and Resorts already own in Orlando. Gustin continues, hinting that the upcoming theme park will likely be built within the next four years.

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Not only that, but Universal Parks and Resorts also announced a “year-round, horror-focused destination” in Las Vegas, Nevada. It sounds like Universal is taking advantage of the popularity surrounding the seasonal Halloween Horror Nights events in Orlando.

Although these new projects sound very exciting, the announcement’s timing was not lost on fans of both Universal and Walt Disney World, who describe the situation as “#themeparkwars.” What do you think of the timing?

Universal Orlando

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At this time, the information regarding these upcoming projects is minimal. Disney Tips will continue to update readers on the latest news regarding the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.