Developer is planning a $309 million extreme sports complex for Kissimmee

Posted Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:54 AM | Contributed by Morté615

A new $309 million action sports and entertainment resort is in the planning stages for Kissimmee, just down the street from Walt Disney World. Xero Gravity Action Sports is planning to develop this new park on 75 acres near the intersection of U.S. Route 192 and State Road 535. It’s planned to open in early 2018.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:01 AM

This sounds **AWESOME**

Help them Jeezas!!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:11 AM

At least they seem to have executives with resumes and experience.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:36 AM

I'm still extremely skeptical because of the location (and size of investment relative to the location), and they named the hotel operator, which seems even more out of place on that stretch of 192.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:52 AM

I'm not sure... that's not the worst part of 192, and given its proximity to the other gigantic hotels, it could just be the next logical place to put nicer stuff. There's a revolving door of crap in that area that doesn't last, but some of the big players are just to the north.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:59 AM

I'm just unsure of how attractive the area will be to the kind of visitor a large Hyatt typically draws. Being surrounded by roach motels notorious for housing sex offenders, low income park workers, and other transients before they inevitably go under makes for a bad impression. I guess seeing how the redone Lake Cecil condos in front of the Target plaza turn out and effect change could be telling, but I think smaller investments like that to gradually improve the area will do better than a mega resort plopping down in the area. It could drive the change needed, but I worry it could drive up values too quickly and result in even more abandonment and low-rent businesses.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:17 PM

Kissimmee is indeed an unfortunate mix of nice and horrible. On the way you can see in the not to distant what appear to be huge, beautiful resorts. And I always wonder who the hell stays there and why?

The amount of hotel rooms in central Florida not attached to Disney is staggering, ain't it?

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 9:00 PM

RCMAC said:

Kissimmee is indeed an unfortunate mix of nice and horrible. On the way you can see in the not to distant what appear to be huge, beautiful resorts. And I always wonder who the hell stays there and why?

The amount of hotel rooms in central Florida not attached to Disney is staggering, ain't it?

And the I-Drive Master Transport & Development board are expecting an increase of approx. 10k rooms over the next 10-20 years, just in that CRA. It really is mind blowing.

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