EarthQuest: Houston's New ResortSome concept art has been made showcasing aa huge theme park/water park/resort to be built in Houston!
From Nick MarkhamHas 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!
Posted July 15, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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From James RaoI 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.
Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM
From Nick MarkhamYeah, 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!
Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM
From Anthony MurphyGot my attention. It looks like a giant Tomorrowland (which I guess would be EPCOT)
Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:54 PM
From Eli KatzmanLooks 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.
Posted July 15, 2009 at 1:40 PM
From Adam DoddsYeah 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.
Posted May 4, 2010 at 7:11 AM
From Eric MalonePeople 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. ;)
Posted May 4, 2010 at 7:48 AM
From Wok CreativeThanks for posting that. There's a pretty amazing bunch of talent put together in that company (Contour).
Posted May 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM
From TH CreativeNot 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?
Posted May 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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?
From James RaoThey broke ground not too long ago, so at least there was a shovel on site! ;)
Posted May 4, 2010 at 5:41 PM
Back to packing... later!
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