A new amusement park will find it’s home in Northeast Houston soon.
Not since Autumn 2005 when Six Flags AstroWorld, a seasonally operated theme park located on approximately 57 acres of land between Kirby Drive and Fannin Avenue, directly south of Loop 610 closed permanently, has Houston had a theme park to call it’s own. Now plans are in motion for Grand Texas Theme Park to be installed on Interstate 59 North near SH 242 near Kingwood. After some set backs, the complex is projected to be finished in 2020.
Masterminded by CEO Monty Galland, the 630-acre entertainment complex will start phase 2 when its 40-acre water park aspect, Big Rivers, begins construction in August 2017. Once construction is completed in Spring 2018, the developer will shift its focus to the rest of the Grand Texas Theme Park including a sportsplex and a factory outlet mall. Construction on the Outlet Mall will begin as soon as 60% of the spaces are leased.
The amusement park will boast over 5 roller coasters, emphasize Houston’s German and Mexican influences, and provide live entertainment. It’s size is projected to rival AstroWorld by itself. Big Rivers is so named because it is inspired by Texas rivers and the tradition of “tubing”.
Grand Texas RV Park and Speedsportz go cart racing park opened in 2016. The 1.2-million-dollar project will add more than 2 miles of public roads to the area and surely more development of retail and businesses. For more information or to sign up for updates visit http://grandtx.com.