NEW CANEY – The new theme park is set to open two more sections, on June 29th. When all seven activity areas are open, the theme park will be comparable to Astroworld, according to publicity sources.
Big Rivers Waterpark, and Gator Bayou Adventure Park are the next two sections scheduled to open in June.
Currently daily passes for future attendance are selling for $29.99, and an annual pass is available for $59.95. Tickets are on sale at http://bigriverswaterpark.com/admission/#prices, or at the RV resort.
Big Rivers area will include a lazy river, a wave pool, waterslides, and a large interactive play structure.
Gator Bayou will include Wild Isle, an Alligator Exhibit, and Big Al’s Fishing hole. It will also have zip lines, nature trails, a seven story free fall tower, pony rides, and a petting zoo.
The theme park is located on 630 acres at US59 and Highway 292.
The development has had a difficult past, first announced in 2013, with several attempts at funding the park. The most recent is 3 loans from the federal USDA rural development fund, totaling $20 million. In the next phase, which will take about two years to construct, the Theme Park and the Sportsplex will be built. When finished, the theme park will have five roller coasters.
A new Best Western hotel is nearing completion.
The new park, when complete, is expected to provide 300 jobs.