Developers secure 600 acres for Grand Texas theme park

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2013 8:15 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Developers announced Monday the purchase of a roughly 600-acre piece of land in New Caney for the Grand Texas Theme Park and Big Rivers Water Park. The attraction would bring a Texas-themed amusement park, water park, equestrian center and retail center that aims to fill a void left by the former Astro World.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:51 AM
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Apparently the land wasn't worth what they thought it would be.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:46 AM

Carowinds was an amazign THEME park when it was themed to the Carolinas. Now it is a ghetto dump with no overall theming.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:32 PM
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Ghetto dump? Riiiight.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:40 PM
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I was there last week. I thought it was a really lovely park. I can't wait to go back.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:53 PM

It's a park with great charm, great atmosphere, a lot of rides in a small space, and it has a world class invert and hyper coaster. That's good to me.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:39 PM
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^He's right, you know.


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Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:03 AM
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Wow a lot of Carowinds hate here. Last I checked, Cedar Fair wasn't pretending that Carowinds was a theme park on the level of Disney...it's just a regional amusement park with good roller coasters. You go to Carowinds for coasters and you go to Disney for theming. The two styles of parks don't mutually exclude each other.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:46 AM

I don't see a lot of hate for Carowinds here, just super7* with a comment that's inappropriate on a couple of levels.

I was at the "old" Carowinds and the new as well. In the long run, new is better. It's grown into a park with a nice balance of thrill rides and family attractions. Sure, some of the original Carolina Charm is absent, but Cedar Fair's influence has been good. Besides, I can't think of many regional theme parks that haven't somehow stepped outside the boundaries of the original intended theme. It certainly doesn't make the place "ghetto", whatever that was supposed to mean.

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