New theme park set to open in Houston

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOUSTON, TX – All the talk has been about the fate of the Astrodome, and who knows what’s going to happen with that. But remember what happened with Six Flags Astroworld? It was torn down years ago. Now a new theme park is set to open, in what many are calling ‘The New Astroworld.’

The official name of the park is Grand Texas. It’ll be located along Highway 59, just north of the New Caney exit. The 630-acre entertainment district is reportedly going to have a lot of things such as roller coasters, hotels, restaurants and more. The sketches even include a water park.

Residents in the area are excited. And it also means a big boom for the local economy.

The park is set to open in summer 2015.