Earth Quest Adventures?
I recently saw an article in a local Houston community newspaper about a new theme park being planned near New Caney, TX (about 30 miles north of Houston). The park was originally to be called Dinosaur City and was to be a 50 acre "edutainment" center. No rides were mentioned when the first announcement was first made about 6 months ago.
The latest news as of 6/21/07 regarding this project is that the park will now be 150 acres, will provide 2700 new jobs, and cost $500 million to construct. The article also said that now the project will include roller coasters and water rides.
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As a local who is still not over the loss of AstroWorld, this is really exciting news to me. I was hoping to get hear opinions about the article from theme park enthusiast like myself.
They are talking about it in some Houston based forums but I haven't heard any mention of the story in any theme park based forums.
Here is a link to the article.
WoW this is news to ME. We live just West of Houston & hadn't heard anything. Thanks for the information. I too am not over the loss of AW & probably never will be! :(
This would be great as i never made it to Astroworld and was upset to see it close.
This is exciting! I can't wait to find out anymore news or pics of the park plans. I just hope it's not like another Space Center Houston. Over hyped and over priced. :)
Yeah & hard to get to! We don't get to visit ANYTHING downtown, it's just too nervewracking or timeconsuming just getting there.
I've been following the progress of this park since I first heard about it 6 months ago. And judging by the previous articles, (which can be found in the Houston Chronicle archives) I have reason to be very optimistic about the developers intentions to make this a quality park.
I believe this will be a quality amusement park. Atlease I hope! I have to ommit the first article and description of the "park" was kindof a disappointment. It looked like it was going to be another Space Center Houston. But the new article is alot more exciting! I will now plan on making a trip once it opens. I wonder how many of the acres are being used as a hotel,camping park...etc. I hope most of it goes to the actual amusement part. And hopefully they plan on buying additional land therefore if they chose they can grow in the future unlike AW which had no room to grow.
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