Disney Gets Major Competition

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American Heartland CEO Larry Willhite announced on Wednesday the construction of a $2 billion theme park and resort called the American Heartland Theme Park and Resort which will be close to the size of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park.

The development is going to extend over a 1,000-acre piece of land located on Route 66 west of the Grand Lake. As part of the development, 125 acres are going to be used for the theme part. In his press release about the construction Wilhite pointed out that the theme park is going to be an attractive destination for families.

The theme park is going to be located in Oklahoma, and according to the announcement the state assisted in the creation of a partnership that made this type of development possible.

The theme park is going to include six American lands and will allow guests to explore American history. There will be several sections to the part, including Bayou Bay, Big Timber Falls, Electropolis, Great Plains, Liberty Village, and Stony Point Harbor.

Guests will have the opportunity to attend live shows, while also enjoying the entertainment rides and attractions that will be created on the grounds. The grounds are also going to include multiple options for food and beverages.

Gene Bicknell, the American Heartland Founder and Chief Creative Officer in his own statement noted that the theme park is going to be a destination where families will have the chance to create incredible memories, while also celebrating the country, its cultures, and landscape.