Earth Quest Adventures
|Slogan||An Extraordinary Entertainment Resort Destination|
|Location||New Caney, Texas, U.S.|
|Owner||Global EarthQuest Holdings (This entity is now bankrupt.)|
|Operated by||Contour Entertainment|
|Opened||Unknown (The property that was designated for the park was lost in bankruptcy and must be repurchased by December 15th 2013 before that option expires.)|
Earth Quest Adventures was to be a resort located in New Caney, Texas, approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Houston that is not scheduled to open to the public at this time. Contour Entertainment is the resort's master planner and lead designer. The planned 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) resort will include a theme park as well as a water park, hotel, conference center, retail and office developments. The size of the theme park is reported to be 200 acres (0.81 km2) on opening. The first phase was planned to begin in 2008.
The creator and founder of the park, dinosaur expert and author "Dino" Don Lessem, describes it as a $500 million project with about 50 rides, including being inside a volcano, an ice cave, as well as coasters, and technologies that haven’t been used before. On November 17, 2010, Earth Quest was redesigned to cut the cost from $500 million to $300 million and to add construction phases. These changes are being made to secure and satisfy the project's investors. According to the official Contour Entertainment (The project's masterplanner and lead designer) website, the first phase of the project was to premiere in late 2012 or early 2013. Contour Entertainment has not repurchased the land for the park that was lost in bankruptcy. It must be repurchased by December 15, 2013. [needs update]
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