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At last! Grand Texas Theme Park set to break ground with five roller coasters planned

Grand Texas Theme Park set to break ground with 5 roller coasters

Houston, Grand Texas Park rendering with water, July 2017
Construction will begin in August on Big Rivers, the water park planned at the Grand Texas Theme Park. Courtesy rendering

After several setbacks, construction on Big Rivers, the water park planned at Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, begins in August, CEO Monty Galland said on Tuesday.

The 630-acre complex, located just north of New Caney, is designed to feature a 150-acre theme park, a 40-acre water park, an 83-acre "Sportsplex," a two-mile racing track, an RV park, four hotels and a factory outlet mall.

The theme park portion was initially slated to open summer 2015; then the date was pushed to 2016. It's now slated April 2020 with five roller coasters. 

Click below to see how Grand Texas went from concept to construction. As well, get a look at future plans for the massive amusement park.  

For details, read the full story on the ABC13 website.

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