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 Just thought it was kind of funny that some people from Katy would complain about a new development bringing more traffic with it.. As if that isn't the epitome of what (new) Katy is.

 

Of course they'd complain in Katy about more traffic. More traffic means slower evacuations in case of a hurricane.

 

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D

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Haha I'm joking man... no I totally get the crazy traffic argument, but this would be a nice addition to the Houston area.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) this is outside the acceptable driving distance (for a generic waterpark) for most residents of the Greater Houston area.

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It wouldn't be in the City of Katy if it was off of 99 somewhere. Many people in "Katy" don't realize they don't actually live in Katy, so they say things like that. It is the same reason why the new football stadium was built in the City of Katy and then people living south of 10 complained. There will be road improvements too, so no need to worry there. I doubt a waterpark creates a big traffic nightmare here. It isn't like it would be year round either.

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Unfortunately (or fortunately) this is outside the acceptable driving distance (for a generic waterpark) for most residents of the Greater Houston area.

 

A straight shot down I10, especially on weekends?  That's within the acceptable driving distance for many residents of the greater Houston area.

 

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Typhoon Texas Water Park is Slated to Open at Katy Mills in May

 

 

 

The 25-acre water park is scheduled to open May 27, General Manager Evan Barnett said. The water park will be open every day of the week from June 3 until Labor Day weekend. It will be closed during winter months.

“The big elements you have are a wave pool and the ‘lazy river,’” Barnett said. “There will be two main food concession outlets and three smaller concession areas.”

 

Barnett said the cuisine offered will be a mix of traditional American fare, barbecue, pizza and sweet treats. The water park will not serve alcohol this year, however, Barnett said the company is applying for a liquor license in the future.

 

The water park sits on a 43-acre site at Katy Mills Circle and Star Lane. The water park is slated for 25 acres; the remaining 18 acres will be vacant in 2016, Barnett said. There are plans for possible development of those 18 acres in 2017, including expanding the water park or adding retail shops, restaurants or other businesses.

 

The water park will have towers equipped with colorful tube slides and areas to relax and sunbathe. The park will also be available for private parties.

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Something tells me they're much more likely to sell off the land, rather than expand the park. The ticket price is already very high for a park of that size. The only thing they've got over Schliterbahn at this point is convenience. What's the draw to expand if you can't raise your price to justify it...

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Something tells me they're much more likely to sell off the land, rather than expand the park. The ticket price is already very high for a park of that size. The only thing they've got over Schliterbahn at this point is convenience. What's the draw to expand if you can't raise your price to justify it...

 

Expansion = more capacity = more revenue/profits even at the same ticket prices.  If there is demand, yet the park is at capacity and lines become long and crowds are too large it will turn people off.  

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Expansion = more capacity = more revenue/profits even at the same ticket prices.  If there is demand, yet the park is at capacity and lines become long and crowds are too large it will turn people off.  

 

While this is very much true, I would think that the company bought the land with the intent to sell. Maybe build a hotel/motel there, something along those lines.

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Wow. This guy consistently flies his drone into construction sites across Houston. The updates are neat, but when is he going to get arrested?

I think he's a professional that is hired to do this. His website seems to indicate that.

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14 hours ago, jgriff said:

Wow. This guy consistently flies his drone into construction sites across Houston. The updates are neat, but when is he going to get arrested?


I think he's a professional that is hired to do this. His website seems to indicate that.


Hopefully.. if not, some of those flights, especially the ones downtown flying over cranes and stuff seem pretty sketchy.

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