Grand Texas developer releases renderings for planned theme park

Posted Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The plans for Grand Texas appear to be taking shape, with new renderings showing an elaborate and Texas history-themed amusement and water park on the more than 600 acres of piney woods in East Montgomery County. The project’s leaders, who closed on the land this summer, have previously said the new park could fill the void that AstroWorld left behind.

Read more and see images from The Houston Chronicle.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:35 AM
Vater's avatar

Looking forward to seeing Houston flourish again after being tanked by the tanking of AstroWorld...

In all seriousness, I do like the looks of the renderings. And is that a shuttle loop I see on the far left of this image?

Last edited by Vater, Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:40 AM
Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:08 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Vater said:

And is that a shuttle loop I see on the far left of this image?

Listed with the name Greezed Lightnin' too.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:19 AM
Vater's avatar

Oh. I don't read, I just look at the pictures.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:36 AM
rollergator's avatar

I thought it was funny how many people commented with "oh great, we're getting back the ride I loved as a kid at Astroworld (re: GL)." Umm, no, you're not getting that ride back, you're getting a new ride with the old ride's NAME.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:09 PM
janfrederick's avatar

Coaster Geek! ;)

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Friday, November 15, 2013 10:50 AM
Rihard's avatar

Isn't the Astroworld shuttle still in storage at Cliffs Park? If it is, why couldn't it be the one going in here?

Friday, November 15, 2013 2:39 PM

Because it belongs to Cliff's?

Friday, November 22, 2013 1:19 AM
bjames's avatar

Considering that Astroworld is still an empty lot, generating no income for anybody, private or government, why not just build the park there? Either way, I won't believe it until I see the cranes and earth movers on site. And even then it might go the way of Hard Rock Park.

Friday, November 22, 2013 4:29 PM
rollergator's avatar

Houston is an enormous population center, Myrtle was a pretty major destination for people along the eastern seaboard (until gas prices skyrocketed). I don't see any major investments in Myrtle being successful, but it's hard to imagine a well-conceived and operated park in the Houston area NOT being successful.


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