The Orange County Register reports that a water park is being considered for a Garden Grove site near the intersection of Harbor and Garden Grove. The 10.3 acre site would include a 600-room hotel, conference and meeting space, and a 3 acre water park which would be partially enclosed.
The city has been attempting to cash in on its proximity to the Disneyland Resort for many years, with little success. A hotel/water park complex has the potential to lure theme park visitors to stay a bit further from Disneyland in exchange for the added benefits.
The Garden Grove City Council could vote on the project as soon as next week.A project of this magnitude could help put Garden Grove on Orange County's resort map, but it's not going to be easy, said Al Lutz, editor of MiceAge.com
"If Garden Grove can get their act together, do some long-term planning, make some serious commitments and work with Disney instead of competing with them, there's a good chance this could happen," he said.
One way Garden Grove can work with Disney and Anaheim is to link to their shuttle transportation, Lutz said.
Orange County Register