New extreme sports resort planned for Central Florida
A new way to get your favorite extreme sport on may be coming to the Orlando area if the guys over at Xero Gravity Action Sports LLC have their way with a new $309 million extreme sports resort announced for Central Florida.
The new resort will feature many extreme sports activites including a “14-story ski and snowboard mountain with nine snow tubing lanes; 5 acres of real surfing with up to 10-foot waves and a boogie boarding area; a 25,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor skateboard park; a USA-BMX sanctioned race track; two skydiving pods; a 20,000-square-foot indoor dodge-ball trampoline arena; a rapid river; rock climbing up to 140 feet; zip-lining throughout the park; two 14-story competition waterslides by WhiteWater; 20-foot to 120-foot free fall jump zones; an interactive four-story climbing/zipline/ropes challenge course; and snowball fight arena.” This is all according to the press release published by the company.
If built, the new resort is projected to draw in more than 1 million annual visitors which in return will generate millions of dollars for the local economy. The resort will also create an estimated 1,000 new jobs for the area as well.
The area will also reportedly feature a 250-room Hyatt-flag hotel featuring a rooftop pool and many other amenities.
The resort has some hurdles to go through before it can be built, such as approval from Osceola County officials and securing the land which will be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 192 and State Road 535.
Let’s hope that the folks over at Xero Gravity Action Sports LLC can make this thing a reality!