Editor’s Note: Since the proposed Planet Oasis venue in Berkshire Township announcement was made on June 28, there has been a lot of interest and comments from our readers. Here is the original press release that was issued by the developer.
BLUE HORSESHOE VENTURES, LTD. ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF PLANET OASIS, A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR ENTERTAINMENT, ACTION SPORTS, HEALTH WELLNESS DEVELOPMENT
New Albany, Ohio – PLANET OASIS will be the largest combined entertainment, attractions, action sports, food and beverage, and health wellness venue in the entire country.
It will be located at the intersection of I-71 and State Route 36/37 in Delaware County and Berkshire Township. This Unique Experiential Development will be located on 350+ acres in the heart of the fastest growing county in the state of Ohio—Delaware.
“This premier location for Planet Oasis was chosen because of its proximity to the largest population in the United States within 425 miles*, a 5-6 hour drive time—that’s 105 Million people.” — David Glimcher, CEO/Principal, Blue Horseshoe Ventures, Ltd.
Planet Oasis will be home, initially, to a grouping of at least 15-20 attractions. These will include an UltraStar Multi-tainment Center (200,000 square feet), which will be the largest center featuring the latest technologies in bowling, VIP bowling, laser tag, specialty movie theater, video games, a sports restaurant and bar, fine dining and a unique new virtual golf concept. It will also include a state-of-the-art Uni-coaster, housed in a glass cylinder extending 150-200 feet in the air—which will be a beacon for Planet Oasis.
“We are so excited to be part of this one-of-a-kind venue which provided an opportunity for UltraStar to entertain so many people.” — Adam Saks, President/COO UltraStar Multi-tainment Centers
Other attractions will include a state-of-the-art electric go-kart venue (90,000 sf) featuring Indy-designed courses, video games, virtual reality, a unique indoor skydiving experience (10,000 sf), an indoor/outdoor adventure experience (80,000 sf), a shooting gallery experience with experiential dining, and many other attractions, which will be announced in the future.
Planet Oasis will also feature many experiential dining experiences located around Lake Mirage, which will be known as The Mirage Entertainment District. Lake Mirage will be a one-of-a-kind 15-20 acre saltwater lake with sand beaches and a boardwalk allowing visitors easy access to the different venues. There will be two hotels located on the beach affording visitors an ocean-like swimming experience in the middle of the country.
Planet Oasis will also be home to the Action Sports District, in partnership with The Action Sports Agency.
“We are very excited to bring the most significant aggregation of action sports and indoor sports to Planet Oasis to benefit visitors of all ages. Partnering with The Action Sports Agency team will bring world-class Olympic-type facilities to Planet Oasis. These will include skateboarding, surfing, BMX biking, and climbing—all new Olympic sports for 2020—to Planet Oasis.” — David Glimcher, CEO/Principal, Blue Horseshoe Ventures, Ltd.
The District will also feature a large indoor water park and an indoor traditional sports facility for soccer, lacrosse, basketball, rugby, football, field hockey, and other sports experiences, which will be open 24/7, 365 days per year.
“It is so exciting to bring our Action Sports to Planet Oasis. This will be a special experience for kids and adults alike. We will bring the beach culture to Planet Oasis, as well as traveling events featuring major action sports celebrities.” — Brandon Lowery, Principal, The Action Sports Agency
Hospitality will be a hallmark at Planet Oasis offering food and beverage options. The project will feature at least 15-20 hotels offering 4,000-5,000 rooms, providing everything from family affordable options to luxury suite experiences. Planet Oasis will be home to over 75 restaurants offering culinary experiences of all types and at all price levels spread throughout the entire project.
“We have scoured the Country to bring the most unique restaurants and experiential venues to Planet Oasis.” — Lenni Male, Principal/EVP, Blue Horseshoe Ventures Ltd.
Planet Oasis will feature a state-of-the-art health wellness resort which will feature a 100-120 key hotel on its own lake, known as Bloom.
“I’m so excited to be part of Bloom, which will be the most significant alternative medicine resort and lab facility in the country. We will be developing new forms of plant and herbal based products and therapies to provide relief and healing for patients worldwide.” — James Yiannios, Chief Science Officer, Planet Oasis
Bloom will offer every modality in alternative wellness including naturopaths, homeopaths, polarity therapists, energy doctors, acupressure, acupuncturists, meditation, aromatherapy, bemer, Ayurveda, chakra, chiropractic, Feng shui, hypnosis, massage, yoga, Pilates, and many more, along with health and wellness education.
“Our mission at Bloom Health & Wellness Center of Planet Oasis is to REINVENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CARE, to make wellness part of “You Living YOUR Life.” — Dr. Mary Jo Ruggieri, CEO E-Wellness Solutions
Planet Oasis is also planned to feature a conference center.
Planet Oasis will also feature a 25-30,000 sf E-Sports facility, which is the hottest new venue in the country, featuring participatory video games as well as audience viewing.
“My company Peninsula Lifestyle Capital is both excited and honored and to be part of the Planet Oasis E Sports platform. We will be advising on the co-development of a one of-a-kind cutting edge interactive E-Sports venue and attraction with Planet Oasis. We currently work with top E-Sports organizations and market vendors and will bring that collaboration of resources to the Central Ohio market in a very meaningful way. We believe in making a difference. That’s what we feel sets us apart for the Planet Oasis Team and this exciting opportunity.” — Jeffrey Schoonover, Principal, PLC
Planet Oasis will be a unique experience allowing our guests to escape from the hustle and bustle, anxiety and stresses of everyday life, and explore and experience the ultimate fun—whether they are 3 or 83—there will be an experience for everyone!
About Planet Oasis
PLANET OASIS IS THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT: a place where people can escape from everyday life and explore and experience the ultimate fun. We will feature an Action Sports District, with a world-class indoor surfing facility, an Olympic-quality skateboarding park, BMX racing, an indoor world-class climbing facility and more!! Our Mirage Entertainment District will have a saltwater lake with sand beach, swimming, paddle boats, and more! Will will also offer the hottest concepts in experiential dining, shopping, and nightclubs, and the most advanced technology in virtual and augmented reality! Our UltraStar Multi-tainment Center will offer state-of-the-art concepts in movies, virtual golf, laser tag, VIP bowling, and more! Experience electric go-kart racing, concerts, live music, events, hotels, E-Sports facility—and much more! There will be something for everyone, and every budget at Planet Oasis!
About Blue Horseshoe Ventures, Ltd.
Blue Horseshoe Ventures, Ltd. is a Central Ohio development company focused on providing unique, mixed-use development experiences to this market, along with other fast-growing markets nationwide.
Partners include David Glimcher, Lenni Male, and Tony Sekulovski.