EarthQuest: Houston's New Resort
Some concept art has been made showcasing aa huge theme park/water park/resort to be built in Houston!
Has anyone seen the concept art for EarthQuest which will be built in Houston qand open around 2012/2013? I was just looking at theme park news, and when this came up, it was absolutly amazing to see what is being built over in Houston. Once you go to the link, click on In The Works and then Earthquest to see the awesome concept art!
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From James Rao
Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM
I saw that, Nick. The place looks awesome, pretty much like a Texas version of EPCOT, but with coasters. Looking closely at the concept art, I see at least three coasters, a train ride, a sky ride, a Huss Top Spin, a Waveswinger, a drop ride of some sort, a high tech shoot-the-chutes, a white water rapids ride, and enough buildings to ensure at least a few indoor dark rides/simulators/4D experiences. The concept art is phenomenal. It will be interesting to see how it all shapes up in the next few years.
Yeah, and on top of what James said, I can actually see even a forth and fifth roller coaster as well as nice big drop tower. OF the 5 coasters it looks like one will be like a giant Vekoma Junior, 1 a bobsled coaster, 1 like Colossus at Thorpe Park but white and minus a few inversions (though with similar track design), another one looking like a simple mine train, and the last looking like a giant Gerstluer Euro-Fighter highly themed and inside of a mountain!
Got my attention. It looks like a giant Tomorrowland (which I guess would be EPCOT)
Looks great. seems like the drop tower would be one big one from S&S. Maybe a combo tower, maybe a drop ride, maybe a space shot. we'll see.
Yeah I can't believe this new park has been so ignored on this page. It's bigger news to me than the Hard Rock or even the new harry Potter Island at IOA. Between the designs and the location, I have a feeling that this will become a major theme park contender.
People here love their Orlando parks. Having seen the concept art for this, though, it looks great. Of course.. the finished product is never the same as the concept art, so that's a bit of a put-off. ;)
Thanks for posting that. There's a pretty amazing bunch of talent put together in that company (Contour).
Not to rain on everyone's parade, but does anyone have any RECENT reports that this project that boasts a price tag of more than a billion (with a "b") dollars has financing?
Freestyle crashed and burned. Universal Orlando is awash in red ink.
Are there bulldozers on the job site or just a collection of really pretty pictures?
They broke ground not too long ago, so at least there was a shovel on site! ;)
Back to packing... later!
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