Revel buyer wants to build world’s biggest water park, run ferry from NYC

     Revel Casino Hotel as seen from the boardwalk in Atlantic City on Sept. 10, 2014. (Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Commons)

    Revel Casino Hotel as seen from the boardwalk in Atlantic City on Sept. 10, 2014. (Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Commons)

    The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will look radically different if a developer’s plans come to fruition. 

    Florida developer Glenn Straub, who prevailed on a bid to purchase the beleaguered property out of bankruptcy for $95.4 million, is seeking to build a water park on the property, run high-speed ferries from Manhattan to Atlantic City, and sell the naming rights to the casino, The Press of Atlantic City reports

    At a cost of $108 million, he envisions building the world’s biggest water park, spanning both the interior and exterior of the building, according to the newspaper. 

    Straub told reporters his plans during a break at a court hearing Thursday approving the sale.

    He had previously discussed opening a university for “geniuses” on the property. 

    The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel opened in April 2012 and closed in September 2014, becoming the third Atlantic City casino to shutter in 2014. It never turned a profit. 

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