Universal Kids Resort Construction Update: I Froze Out There!

Universal Kids Resort Construction Update: I Froze Out There!

Universal Kids Resort was cold today. I mean, really cold. The wind chill was a consistent 19 degrees but 40 mph gusts made it feel colder than that. The forecast for Sunday through Wednesday is even worse as wind chills will plummet to below zero. As my hands went numb while I fumbled with my camera settings, I wondered if it was going to be a year-round park. I asked that question to Alicia Stella, the Universal Parks guru. She confirmed that it will be while allowing that weather may force the resort to close when it gets too severe.

Be sure to check out Alicia’s reporting on Universal Kids Resort. She does excellent work.

Construction at the future Universal Kids Resort site still hasn’t gone vertical, but plenty of progress is still being made. Crews continue to dig, haul, and smooth tons of dirt. Bright green landscape netting has been added to areas of the site to keep the loose soil in place during bad weather. Additionally, a chainlink fence has also been added to much of the perimeter. I assume walls will go up at some point, but I hope not too soon. Crews have added survey stakes outside the fence. I’m not sure if those are for Universal construction or the Panther Creek Parkway expansion.

I’ll be back out there next Friday after we get through the 84 straight hours of sub-freezing temperatures that are coming. Texas: 115 in summer to minus 5 in winter.

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Universal Kids Resort Construction Gallery: January 12, 2024

Excavator at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Excavator at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Excavator bucket at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas construction site
Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas construction site
Bulldozer working at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Dump truck hauling dirt at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Dump trucks hauling dirt at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Excavator loading dirt onto a dump truck at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Excavator loading dirt onto a dump truck at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Excavator loading dirt onto a dump truck at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas construction site
Bulldozer moving dirt at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Dump trucks hauling dirt at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Dump trucks hauling dirt at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Survey stakes at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Scraper at Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas
Future expansion of Panther Creek Parkway in Frisco, Texas