A major sports-and-entertainment tourist attraction is coming to Delaware County, designed to draw visitors from a multi-state region.

If the 350-acre project is fully developed as planned, Planet Oasis will be similar in size to the Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati and will offer more than two dozen wide-ranging attractions, including a saltwater lake as big as 20 acres with a sand beach.

The $2 billion park, planned for a site adjacent to the Tanger Outlet mall on the east side of I-71, also will include indoor skydiving, go-kart racing, rock climbing, an indoor water park, skate park, BMX racing, e-sports and other attractions. It also will have a wellness center, hotels, a conference center and at least 70 restaurants, ranging from fast food to fine dining.

“We call this the ultimate entertainment experience,” said developer David Glimcher, saying that the “huge, immense” development can be hard to grasp at first.

Nearly 100 people gathered for the announcement Thursday morning at A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson, located next to the proposed development and near the routes 36/37 exit from I-71. Speaking along with Glimcher and Lenni Male of lead developer Blue Horseshoe Ventures were representatives of what will be several of Planet Oasis’ partner facilities and attractions, in addition to officials from Delaware County and Berkshire Township.

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