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Landry's Pleasure Pier to Open this May

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landrys-pleasure-pier.jpgIn a grand press conference yesterday, Tilman Fertitta, owner of giant restaurant group, Landry's announced that the Galveston Pleasure Pier would open this May. In addition to an opening date, he also gave details of the project: 16 rides and roller coasters, $60 million cost for the project, 6,500 person capacity, admittance fee of $8/child, $11/adult, more than 600 jobs created. Culturemap describes the plans as "Coney Island meets Magic Kingdom." In addition to all the fun stuff, the pier will also be home to the first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Texas. [Culturemap]

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