Arizona Boardwalk at Talking Stick, home of OdySea Aquarium, has announced the acquisition of an additional 48 acres of land for future expansion.
The acquisition is located north of the current destination just east of the Loop 101 that includes nine attractions along with several shops and eateries.
Details of the sale were not made public.
The new development is uniquely positioned to benefit from Arizona Boardwalk’s current large and diverse audience with over 2 million annual visitors, and its prime location that sees more than 160,000 vehicles pass by daily, according to a press release.
“The Talking Stick Entertainment District and Scottsdale entertainment space is thriving, and the area is booming with a significant influx of visitors,” said Ran Knishinsky, managing partner at Arizona Boardwalk. “The new property has incredible potential for innovation and collaboration with leaders in the family entertainment industry. We are eager to speak with visionary companies that want to bring their exceptional ideas and original concepts to this entertainment-driven market.”
Multiple prominent entertainment operators have already expressed interest in being part of this new venture, eager to build off the destination’s current success, the press release stated.
“We are excited to bring this new phase of Arizona Boardwalk to life,” said Managing Partner Adi Knishinsky. “Having built a diversified family entertainment destination in the Scottsdale/Phoenix metro area that delivers unparalleled family experiences, we look forward to working with other like-minded, dynamic entertainment and recreational companies with the same commitment. We are going to create something truly exceptional with the expansion of Arizona Boardwalk.”