Andrea Romano
August 02, 2018

Developers are about to break ground on a new amusement park outside of Columbus, Ohio.

Planet Oasis Ohio is investing $2 billion in the park project, the Detroit Free Press reported. It will be built on 350 acres of land in Sunbury, or about four times the current size of Disneyland.

“Planet Oasis is located in Ohio because it's the center of the universe,” the park's president, David Glimcher, said in a video.

Ohio is already home to theme-park-fan-favorite Cedar Point, as well as Kings Island, outside of Cincinnati. The two amusement parks are some of the most popular in the country, attracting 3.6 million and 3.5 million visitors in 2017, respectively.

Planet Oasis will have a wide range of activities, including classic amusement park attractions like roller coasters, rock walls, virtual reality, and a ferris wheel. There will also be sand beaches, snowboarding, BMX racing, skydiving, a salt water lake, retail outlets, and a butterfly museum.

Construction is set to begin in December, and parts of the park could open as soon as 2019.

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