20th Century Fox wants $13.5 million from the Miami-Dade County to help fund the proposed Miami Wilds amusement park on county land near Zoo Miami, which is also owned by the county. The total budget is estimated at $930 million, which includes the theme park and its rides; a water park; a 400-room hotel with a Sony Music Theatre venue; a 30,000-square-foot retail and restaurant village; an entertainment center with movie theaters and bowling; an outdoor area for sports; and a 1.5-mile transportation link that brings it all together.
20th Century Fox says it will pay the county $67.1 million in rent during the first 20 years of operation. But the $13.5 million in public funds that they are requesting will go towards replacing two U.S. Coast Guard towers that will have to be torn down and rebuilt (exactly) in another location.
Let’s see how and if this moves forward as this can be a really great economic boost that South Dade is in much need of.