Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2003 4:33 AM | Contributed by CoasterFanNhouston
The family-owned, New Braunfels-based Schlitterbahn plans to build the state-of-the-art park on 25 acres adjacent to Moody Gardens and the Lone Star Flight Museum on city-owned property that was once part of Scholes International Airport.
Read more from The Houston Chronicle.
Tuesday, September 2, 2003 10:40 AM
Very welcome news for the Houston area, and Galveston hasn't had a major park in a long time (I believe there is already a small fry waterpark or two on the island, but nothing of this magnitude). There has been a lot of island development lately, with Landry's also proposing to build a pier based park and hotel in the near future.
And considering Six Flags has invested $0 in Splashtown in North Houston since they bought the place, and everyone thinks it's a total dump, I wouldn't be surprised if Splashtown takes a big hit that year despite being an hour away.
Tuesday, September 2, 2003 11:07 AM
This is great news. My Son and I was just at Schlitterbahn three weeks ago. We traveled from Chicago to both Schlitterbahns (New Brunfield & So. Padre Island) every year for the past three. It looks like we have to add Galevaston in 2005. Just a side note, if you like waterparks, you will love Schlitterbahn. They have taken the whole waterpark industry to a higher level. Its well worth the drive.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2003 11:42 PM
Amazing, you edited that last post twice and didn't fix "Galveston" either time.
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 8:09 AM
This is great knews for myself and others in the Houston area. A Schlitterbahn park there would be great. As far as other water parks in Galveston go there are none. There is a small hill near the beach front that has a smaller slide running through it but nothing worth the time. As for the Landrys entertainment complex they showed that on the news about 2 years ago with a nice Out and back woodie crossing over the water where the Flagship hotel now stands but I havent seen any signs of it down there. I would get some nice Consctruction photos but there are NONE. Oh well.
What IF the whole world farted at once?!
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 9:45 AM
I don't believe the land deal for the Landry's pier is finalized yet... it'll probably happen eventually.
Thursday, September 4, 2003 3:43 PM
Here are the Flagship hotel renderings...
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