The Galveston Daily News and
KHOU Channel 11 are reporting that Tilman Fertitta and Landry's have already broken ground on a new amusement park for families in Galveston and beyond. "Pleasure Pier" as it will be called will take the place of the old Flagship Hotel, which long-time Galvestonians, Houstonians and many more likely remember. The new project is set to open Memorial Day weekend, which is May 28, 2012.
Ushering in a new era for the coastal island, the new park will include a 100-foot tall ferris wheel, a 36-foot double-decker carousel, a 200-foot tall swing (considered the highest ride in Texas), a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, a shopping center and much more. With Astroworld long gone, this looks like a fun place to spend the day or weekend. Come on summer!
Until the next nap time...