The city council of Williams, Arizona, today will hold a public hearing regarding a planned Canyon Coaster Adventure Park on 20 acres on the east side of the city.
The city’s zoning and planning commission unanimously approved the rezoning needed for the development, which means the family amusement park probably is a done deal at this point.
According to an earlier story in the Williams-Grand Canyon News about the zoning hearing, the Canyon Coaster Adventure Park will contain a coaster track, a summer and winter tubing hill, miniature golf, ropes course, a base lodge with a snack bar and 130 spaces for parking.
The applicants are Canyon Coaster Adventure Park and B&S Land Inc.
The owners have previous experience with amusement parks, which include the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, Big Bear Snow Play and the Mine Shaft Coaster all located in Big Bear Lake, California.
The first phase of construction for the park will focus on the development of the base area and the coaster track. The second phase would be the tubing areas and the ropes course. […]
Towsley said the architectural design would be rustic and similar to businesses such as Bearizona.
If approved, construction would begin in January with a goal to open in the fall or winter 2021.
The applicants stated they would keep as many trees as possible as a noise buffer, plus many of the rides are quiet and use solar-powered directional lighting to reduce light pollution.
The developers stated in their application they anticipate drawing 70,000 to 100,000 visitors at the complex at 700 E. Route 66 during its first year.
(Image of a blueprint of Canyon Coaster Adventure Park submitted to City of Williams)