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Typhoon Texas forming in KatyTyphoon Texas forming in Katyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=602015-08-25T08:29:00Z

KATY - Katy's "Typhoon Texas" waterpark has broken ground and is planned to open in May 2016, featuring a 27,000-sf wave pool, a 1,500-foot lazy river and more than 13 rides and attractions.

Plans for the $45 million park — located at 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd. on 25 acres near the Katy Mills mall — began in 2012.

There will be body slides such as the 50-foot "Open AquaDrop."

Tube slides such as the "Constrictor" will spin pairs of riders through series of loops.

Plans include a state-of-the-art microfiltration system that that cycles 70,000 gallons of water per minute, high velocity rides and a rainforest aqua play area.

With the help of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, the site was chosen near the Grand Parkway and close to where the mall will soon undergo a $25 million facelift and where a future boardwalk, hotel and convention center, restaurant strip and shopping center are planned.

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