528-Acre Theme Park Coming To Baldwin County

528-Acre Theme Park Coming To Baldwin County

528-Acre Theme Park Coming To Baldwin County

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FOLEY, Alabama -

All eyes are on Baldwin County and a stretch of land at the corner of County Road 20 and the Foley Beach Express. It's 528-acres of nothing right now, but that will soon change once Blue Collar Country opens in south Baldwin.

"It has a mixture of things actually one of the developers has a background in six flags so it will have that ride component in it," said Jeff Rouzie, the Economic Development Director in Foley.

Rouzie showed News 5 plans today for the future theme park that's described as a mixture between Branson, Missouri nightlight and Six Flags over Georgia.

Familiar names are attached to the project, including those like Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry The Cable Guy and music legend Tony Orlando.

"Actually these people have been in Baldwin County for two years now looking for a location," said Rouzie.

We spoke to Tony Orlando by phone today who is the mastermind behind Blue Collar County. He tells News 5 he's made about 6 trips to Foley over the years and this particular location was the perfect spot to build this entertainment venue and theme park.

"We've been working on this project for a long time. I'm a big fan of blue collar this is probably one of the most wonderful places to be is in Alabama it felt right Foley showed us the greatest amount of excitement and it's just one of those chemistry's that worked," said Orlando.

Construction should be complete by 2015 on the project.

Nearly 3,000 people will be hired as a result of the park.

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