Attraction would bring skiing, snowboarding to Orlando

Proposed sports complex would be constructed on International Drive

ORLANDO, Fla. - Central Florida could soon be known for more than just its beautiful beaches.

Local 6 has learned a company is looking to build a new attraction that would let visitors ski and snowboard, among other things.

According to paperwork filed with the Municipal Planning Board in Orlando, AcquaSol Action Adventure Sports Complex would be constructed across from the Festival Bay Mall near International Drive.

Phase one of the plan was submitted to city planners in February.

[SEE THE PLANS: Thrill park proposal]

According to the plan, AcquaSol would offer a wide variety of outdoor activities that include an ATV track, kayaking and canoeing course, whitewater rafting and a 167-foot skiing and snowboarding slope.

There would also be rock climbing, a large surf park and food and beverage courtyard.

The project is currently owned by I-Drive Investors, LLC, the same company that was pushing the ill-fated Orlando Thrill Park project. City leaders voted down the project in 2011.

City commissioners must approve AcquaSol before construction can begin on the project.

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