Jaw-dropper: Notice that green fence around the building formerly occupied by Domino’s Pizza, 2424 Seawall Blvd., next to Chick-fil-A on the island? Crews will soon demolish the building to make way for a Landry’s Inc. amusement attraction called Shark Attack The Mysterious Underworld 5D. There’ll be two attractions in the building, reports Keith Beitler, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Specialty Restaurants Division, Kemah Boardwalk and International Franchising for Houston-based Landry’s.

The most striking is a scene in which visitors watch as a massive, angry shark attempts to break through what appears to be aquarium glass. The floor moves and water splashes as the shark thrashes and gets more agitated. Matrix Technology is the designer and creator of the attraction meant to make visitors feel very much a part of the frightening scene.

Laura Elder: 409-683-5248; laura.elder@galvnews.com

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(4) comments

David Schuler

First we get a "kidney kare" dialysis center at our 61st street gateway entrance and now a "pocket ER" on prime beachfront property. Free market decisions, of course, but darn we must be a sick bunch. Seriously, I'm really sorry to see the Ft Crockett property split up into pieces. it makes me wonder what roadblocks there might be - besides parking - that keep other companies from building good sized resorts that compete with the San Luis.

Walter Manuel

Wow! Now this new shark attack attraction is something that I will definitely be visiting often with friends and neighbors! Great job everyone!

Bill Cochrane

David - The reason other resort companies can't compete with the San Luis resort is that the city has made against the law to build these kind of resorts. (see height restrictions).

Diane Brodie

Not everybody is going to be thrilled about a scary shark exhibit at the beach. Let's see how many people go in the water after seeing that huge mouth even if they don't go inside.

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