Minnesota is about to get it’s own themed family destination complete with a mini-amusement park, large indoor water park and a hotel by Marriott as part of the development. Influenced by Sony Entertainment with the likes of “Surfs”, “Men In Black” and others.
If a Wisconsin Dells resort and the Mall of America had a baby, it might look something like what’s being proposed in Albertville, Minn.
A Minnesota development group and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are teaming up to build a Hollywood-themed family destination that is to include a mini indoor amusement park — filled with activities and experiences based on Sony’s movie characters and themes such as “Smurfs” and “Men in Black.” It also will include a Marriott hotel and a large indoor water park. The project, estimated to cost $115 million and create 2,000 jobs in Minnesota, has initial support from elected officials, including Albertville Mayor Jillian Hendrickson and Gov. Mark Dayton.