For those of you counting down until the opening of the 610-acre, mixed-use theme park expected to open in nearby New Caney, don’t hold your breath. The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District’s opening date has been pushed back. As your Katy real estate agent, I’d like to keep you informed on the latest area news, and what to expect in the coming months.
While it’s disappointing news that the opening date has been pushed back to anywhere from a few months to more than a year, it sounds like it’ll be worth our wait.
Grand Texas will include a factory outlet mall, a 150-acre theme park, a 40-acre waterpark, an 83-acre Sportsplex, a 30-acre Speed-sportz Racing Park, an RV park with 144 lots, four hotels and 450,000 square feet of retail and dining in a “Downtown Texas” area. That is a ton of stuff all in one location!
The first attraction to open is expected to be the RV Resort. Then the Sportspex will open and is expected to begin scheduling games at its indoor facilities and outdoor fields later this year. You can expect to see baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby available at this new location.
Big Rivers Waterpark will feature the largest wave pool in the Houston area, with programmable waves! It’ll also include a long lazy river, children’s slides and attractions, splash pad areas and extreme thrill-seeking slides. The waterpark will be the second largest in the Houston area, and after a few years of upgrades, it’ll be the largest.
Grand Texas Theme Park will initially span 71 acres and will feature a wooden roller coaster, a family coaster, two extreme thrill-seeking coasters and a children’s coaster. There will also be 20 historic Texas-themed rides to enjoy, and an area with stage coach rides and boat rides. It’ll feel like traveling back in time!
The full plan for all attractions is predicted to be executed by 2018 or 2019, but as explained, some attractions will be opening sooner than others.
Once completed, Grand Texas is predicted to bring in hundreds of millions in sales tax revenue for the area each year, along with more than 10,000 jobs and 1.2 million visitors in the first year alone. So, while it’s a long wait for such an anticipated attraction, it sounds like it’ll do great things for the area! Not to mention, we’ll suddenly have ample amounts of new entertainment options available just a short drive from Katy.
To learn more, visit the Grand Texas website. When ready to relocate to the thriving area of Katy, or when ready to accomplish your goals in the Katy real estate market, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I am only a phone call away and would love to help.