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Who needs AstroWorld? Typhoon soaks Katy as new waterpark set to make a splash

Forget AstroWorld: Typhoon soaks Katy as new waterpark makes a splash

Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, slides
New waterpark Typhoon Texas is set to take the Houston-area by storm. Courtesy rendering
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, slides
Developers broke ground Thursday on Typhoon Texas, located east of Katy Mills Mall. Courtesy rendering
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, waterpark
Forty-three acres of fun, the recreational venue will boast the latest and greatest in water rides. Courtesy rendering
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, overview
Dive into the action next year at Typhoon Texas. Courtesy rendering
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, water slide
Typhoon Texas is slotted to make a splash in May 2016. Courtesy rendering
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, slides
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, slides
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, waterpark
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, overview
Houston, Typhoon Texas WaterPark, August 2015, water slide

Batten down the hatches; a new waterpark is set to take the Houston area by storm.

As torrential rains hovered above on Thursday, it only seemed appropriate as developers broke ground on Typhoon Texas, located east of Katy Mills Mall at Katy Fort Bend Road and Kingsland Boulevard.

Promising 43 acres of fun, officials boast that the recreational venue will feature the latest and greatest in water rides, including Slideboarding, which teams the water slide experience with gaming. Scott Haycock, a representative for WhiteWater, the company behind Slideboarding, said in a statement, “This ride selection is the best to be offered in North America in the last decade.”

Plans for the park also include a wave pool, lazy ride and other slide rides.

Typhoon Texas is the brainchild of a team of local businessman including Keith Dalton, Terry Hlavinka and Ray DeLaughter, who announced that the new waterpark is "the most exciting recreational and entertainment venue to be built in the Greater Houston Area in the last 50 years."

Of the project, City of Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes said, “This venue will be a great amenity for local residents and will attract visitors from all over the country. It should truly be a destination location for years to come.”

Typhoon Texas is slotted to make a splash in May 2016.

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