Plans for $750 million theme park in north Georgia ‘on hold’

EMERSON, Ga. (AP) – Just over a year after plans were announced for a huge new theme park north of Atlanta involving Lionsgate Productions and attractions featuring films such as the “Hunger Games,” planners say the project is being put on hold.

The Daily Tribune News reports that officials with Avatron Smart Park, a $750-million technology-centered theme park, made the announcement Monday.

The Cartersville newspaper reports that planners said in a news release that the project “is being placed on hold indefinitely.”

Plans for the massive development had included a 200-acre theme park; two hotels; a 300,000-square-foot retail center; and a 10,000-square-foot amphitheater.

The first signs of trouble arose last January when the scheduled groundbreaking came and went. Avatron said the financing still was not finalized and the land transaction had not closed.


Information from: The Daily Tribune News,

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