A salvaged Boeing 747 aircraft repurposed as an event space will be one of the attractions of a 20-acre expansion of the Area15 immersive art and entertainment district in Las Vegas.
Universal Parks & Resorts will anchor the expansion with a year-round horror entertainment experience inspired by its Halloween Horror Nights.
Area15, which opened in 2020, already includes Meow Wolf's Omega Mart, Illuminarium and the Lost Spirits Distillery. The timeline for the expansion, which will include other attractions, retail and food and beverage options, was not announced.
"Area15 curates a constellation of world-class experiences, and our partnership with an internationally renowned entertainment company such as Universal marks a significant milestone in our evolution," said Winston Fisher, Area15's CEO. "Consumers continue to gravitate toward artful new forms of entertainment providing immersive experiences, authentic connections and real emotions."
Universal will occupy more 110,000 square feet in a stand-alone building. More than 85,000 square feet will be dedicated to pop-ups and outdoor experiences, including the Boeing 747 aircraft.
Last year, Fisher announced the acquisition of the 747, which once served as a passenger jet in Brazil. It was used as a nightclub and daytime lounge at the Burning Man festival for several years. When fully assembled on site, the jet will be 150 feet long and 60 feet wide.