Look out Mickey Mouse! A new theme park is coming to the Midwest and it is going to be massive. The newly-announced Planet Oasis amusement park will cover 350 acres of land, or roughly four Disneylands.

The new theme park will be located in Sunbury, Ohio just outside of Columbus. Besides the traditional amusement park activities like roller coasters and a ferris wheel, the park will also feature some unique attractions including and indoor waterpark and surfing, BMX racing, skydiving, a 15 – 20 acre salt water lake with beach and boardwalk, a Medieval Times and a butterfly museum.

The park will also include several hotels, restaurants and a 160,000 square-foot indoor sports arena. Ohio already offers two of the most popular amusement parks in the country, Cedar Point and Kings Island, both of which attract millions of visitors annually. So it makes sense that a new theme park would fit into the midwest state perfectly.

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Construction on Planet Oasis is set to begin later this year with an open date for nearly half the park set for 2019 and 75 percent complete by 2020.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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