NEW ORLEANS — The world’s biggest retailer is opening two new Texas theme parks next month in a bid to entice visitors and visitors-at-large to return.
H-G-B is expected to open a theme park and a hotel on the banks of the Brazos River in the coming months.
H-Ebbs, a global retailer with more than 500 stores in more than 60 countries, is the first U.S. company to open two new theme parks in Texas.
The theme park, called Big Spring Park, will include rides, interactive exhibits and restaurants that will be open to guests of all ages.
The theme park will also offer an outdoor amphitheater and outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel, called Blue Spring, will have indoor water parks, a dining hall, outdoor cafes and a spa.
The park will have more than 20 rides and a bowling alley.
The new park will be a first for H-C-B in Texas, where H-I-B owns the company.
It will be the first of its kind in the state, the company said.
H-Cb has more than 8,000 stores in 48 countries and has more U..
S.-based stores than Walmart.
Walmart has more stores than H-H-B.
The company also is developing a theme for its stores, called Spring Valley, and plans to open the park in 2019.
Target is the next big tenant at the new park, which is scheduled to open in 2021.
The retailer plans to bring more than 2,500 stores to the Texas theme park.
The company has more locations in Texas than any other retailer.
Dollar Tree and Sears are also expected to begin their expansion at the park.
Sears is planning to open its second store in 2019 and Sears has more in Texas that the H-P-B chain.
Target is expected add more than 1,000 jobs in Texas and hire more than 700 people, said a spokesman for the Texas Department of Commerce and Industry.
The Texas Department is working with the local governments on the expansion of the park, said spokesman Bill Whelan.
Whelan said the company is also looking to expand to the Houston area, and is considering other locations.
The park’s theme park features a water park and water slide, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a ride at a riverboat.
It also includes a cafe that will include a variety of restaurants and food options, according to the company website.
Disney has also partnered with H-W-B to open another Texas park in 2021, with the new resort planned to be a new resort in Houston.