Developers Buy 600 Acres for Grand Texas Theme Park

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Like "Adventureland," but with cowboy hats...
For those of you still mourning the loss of AstroWorld and the dearth of theme parks in the area, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel: Developers say they've closed on a 600-acre plot of New Caney real estate that will blossom into the $118 million Grand Texas Theme Park in 2015, according to YourHoustonNews.

Located on FM 242, off U.S. Highway 59, the planned park won't be far from the forever-stalled boondoggle known as EarthQuest.

Grand Texas is the brainchild of Monty Galland, but KPRC reports that the property was purchased by former AstroWorld general manager Chuck Hendrix's company, Innovative Leisure Partner, and unnamed investors.

Hendrix told KPRC he hopes to break ground by the end of the year. He "said the park will boast a full complement of rides, as well as live shows and Texas-themed attractions," according to the story.

Development will proceed in "phases over the next 10 years, with plans for hotels, an amphitheater, and possibly an RV resort park."

An RV resort park?! Count us in!

We've got our fingers crossed that, with someone who comes from an amusement park background, this project won't end up like EarthQuest. If it works out, we'll be the first in line for tickets.

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I could be negative nelly about another theme park, but as a kid that stuff was fun and somehow sorta memorable, just guessing from nostalgic post from my old 'hood. On the other hand, my son quickly grew out of this phase and quickly thought it was over-stimulative and claustrophobic and full of noisy jackasses. (Intro to the real world?)

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