Did you know Miami-Dade County almost had a major amusement park meant to rival Disney World and Universal Studios?
But the project didn’t die. Instead, it has morphed into a plan to build a water park on top of a parking lot at the zoo.
Miami Wilds Park was meant to be a massive theme park adjacent to Zoo Miami near Kendall. Miami-Dade voters agreed in 2006 to allow construction of the project, originally meant to feature iconography from 20th Century Fox titles such as Ice Age and Rio, as long as the land was not environmentally sensitive.