Galveston Pleasure Pier Details Revealed
Developer and restauranteur Tilman Fertitt held a press conference today to reveal more details about the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which is schedule to open Memorial Day weekend of 2012.
Construction is progressing as scheduled on the 1,200-foot-long pier that is expected to cost $60 million. 3 million guests are expected to visit the pier in its first year of operation.
KHOU.com reports more details about the pier’s entertainment offerings:
“The pier will feature a number of traditional rides, including a 36-foot double-decker carousel and a 100-foot tall Ferris Wheel. For the more adventurous, visitors will be able to ride a 200-foot tall swing, considered the highest ride in Texas.
There will also be a retail center called Shops at Pleasure Pier on the north side of Seawall Boulevard, Fertitta said Monday at the company’s Houston headquarters. And a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant will be built to go along with the rides and games.”
Below is a rendering of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier:
Will you visit the Galveston Pleasure Pier when it opens this May?