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Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm •  Published: August 31, 2014

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015.

"I'm optimistic," City Manager Lee Spell said. "We have taken a huge step forward. This is what the investors and lenders have been waiting on."

The project, Epic Adventures Resort Kingsland, is described as a regional entertainment resort that is expected to create 2,350 jobs in Camden County.

The company is committed to filling the positions through the regional labor pool, according to a statement.

Tentative plans for the venue, located off Georgia 40 just west of Exit 3 on Interstate 95, includes a hotel, conference center, water park, go-cart track, miniature golf, zip line and ropes course, outdoor amphitheater, bowling lanes, restaurants and theaters, all surrounded by a host of shops and businesses.

"EPIC Adventures Resort Kingsland is envisioned as a multi-themed resort destination that will create an extraordinary recreational and leisure-time experience for visitors," said Thor Degelmann, president and chief operations officer of EPIC Resorts Group.

Degelmann described the project as a "one- of-a-kind resort experience that fully integrates all venues, activities and facilities."

Cindy Peterson, a spokeswoman for Epic Adventures, said a final design for the project is still ongoing.

She agreed that the Aug. 25 city council vote was a significant step.

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