Five years and $10 million later, environmental theme park still a fantasy

Posted Monday, November 19, 2012 9:45 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

It's the mega-amusement park that was supposed to be Houston's next Astroworld, but Montgomery County Judge Barb Sadler said the project has turned into a taxpayer "tragedy." The project was called Earthquest Adventures and it was supposed to be built on Highway 59 north near New Caney. Last month, Local 2 Investigates exposed how the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) spent at least $10 million in taxpayer funds helping develop the amusement park.

Read more and see video from KPRC/Houston.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:27 AM

Five years from now and another $10M later, we can re-run this same story again?

I love theme parks and I *totally* love the environment, and this concept makes ME yawn...just not happening.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:19 AM

Just like the park that is supposedly going to be built in Wheeling WV. Isn't the same guy working on both or something?

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:09 PM

Seeing as how the last update on the Wild Escape project was that permits were pulled in March 2009 and that dirt should be moving by the end of 2010, that project seems pretty dead too. Permits are typically only good for one year.

http://www.the-highlands.com/wild-escape-amusement-park.html

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