New Park in Houston Area (Grand Texas Theme Park)

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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby palmerleeberry » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 pm

All right, since this topic has piqued my interest, I'll follow and read any news reports on Houston getting their theme park back (For the record, I've been at Astroworld twice). Will a theme park finally emerge from the ashes of Astroworld, or will this be like Jazzland that closed down after Hurricane Katrina and never was reopened. And most importantly -
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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:59 pm

If you live in the Houston area, tonight on KPRC Local 2 at 10:00, they will be discussing a new park projected for Houston "with ties to AstroWorld." The teaser showed a brief glance at the park projections, and a tower of some sort and a woodie were shown. I'm guessing this is most likely Playland Park. I'm pretty curious to see what this could be.

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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby Mrlittle » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:03 pm

boardwalkbullet91507 wrote:If you live in the Houston area, tonight on KPRC Local 2 at 10:00, they will be discussing a new park projected for Houston "with ties to AstroWorld." The teaser showed a brief glance at the park projections, and a tower of some sort and a woodie were shown. I'm guessing this is most likely Playland Park. I'm pretty curious to see what this could be.


That sounds more like Grand Texas Theme Park that has a few of the old managers from Six Flags Astroworld. There supposed to buy the land soon and start bulldozing but we will see.
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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:08 pm

^Yes! That's the one! That better fits the description. Looks like progress has moved on a little I guess.

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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:27 pm

boardwalkbullet91507 wrote:^Yes! That's the one! That better fits the description. Looks like progress has moved on a little I guess.


EDIT 10:28 CST- The news segment has aired! It is Grand Texas, will be built in phases, and will include a 'Top 10 Wooden Coaster' (Let's pray to the roller coaster gods it's from RMC), and is set to open March 2015. More information will be revealed next month when the land is set to be purchased.

www.click2houston.com/news/Grand-Texas-park-could-finalize-land-purchase-next-month/-/1735978/19643106/-/vhmmftz/-/index.html

The article also has links to the parks Facebook and YouTube pages. Let's hope this actually happens!

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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby Jew » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:37 am

This sounds more like a glorified FEC to me. Regardless, I'm sure Houstonians will appreciate having something again.
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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:35 am

^Well, technically Fun Spot is an FEC but has grown into a smaller amusement park. This could start at the size of the the expanded Fun Spot and grow from there.

Which makes more sense actually. Dont start with some mega thing, just let it grow!

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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:32 pm

^The preview video did show 25+ additional acres to expand. Very possible!

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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Looking at the video, I'm very much reminded of Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA. I'll be interested to see if this park gets beyond the proposal stage and if it does, who is making that "top ten" wooden coaster.
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Re: Another Possible New Park in Houston

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:47 pm

This was posted on the Grand Texas official Facebook page about their wooden rollercoaster...

We have designated an engineer design firm for the wood coaster. I can only say "you will be pleased." The second coaster is still under negotiation and probably will not be settled for several months.


I really hope this is RMC. I mean... what other contenders do they have? Is a GCI or Intamin pre-fab possible? The teaser photo is El Toro -ish...

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