Updated:ORLANDO, Fla.,None — A company that wants to build a new theme park off International Drive showed residents the master plans (see images) for the park Wednesday night.
The company wants to build "Orlando Thrill Park" next to Tangelo Park. It would pack 15 large roller coasters into dozens of acres of land.
During a meeting Wednesday night at Festival Bay Mall, the company tried to win over concerned residents for a second time. Many residents are worried about noise the park will create.
"You can show all the photos, all the landscaping, diagrams, we do not want the noise," said Tangelo Park resident Renee Anthony.
The company has offered to build a 650-foot buffer wall so residents won't hear noise coming from the park. It also says a parking garage and a retention pond will cut down on noise.
Some people are supportive of the new park. The project could create an economic impact of $1.7 billion over 10 years. It would also create 2,000 new jobs.
"This is an opportunity for not only the residents, but for the children that are coming up for economic impact for jobs," said Tangelo Park resident Gwendolyn Clinton.
Orlando's municipal planning board is expected to take a look at the plans for the new park at a meeting next week.