Interesting - from the Houston Chronicle (this is just a portion of the information).
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 aimes to fill a void left by the former Astro World.
A group of investors purchased the overgrown, heavily wooded land between US 59 and Texas Highway 242 this month. Construction is slated to begin by the end of the year with a projected completion by 2015.
“This is a huge, huge market,” said Hendrix, a former Six Flags executive who managed Astro World. “Never before have you had a major theme park depart a market and then be gone for six years with nothing to replace it.”
McCrady said Grand Texas could create 300 to 400 ancillary jobs. He does not see the new park as a conflict with Earth Quest. He compared the two parks to Knott’s Berry Farm and Disney Land in California. In this scenario, Earth Quest would be Disney Land, and Grand Texas is Knott’s Berry.
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