New Entertainment Coming to Phoenix – Celebrity Land

Although the Phoenix area is already packed with entertainment options for families, more places that promise fun times for people of all ages have announced plans to open in the Valley of the Sun.

This year several ambitious developments have been announced that will bring miniature golf, surfing, karting and more into 2022 and beyond. And some big names are behind these concepts too, like Tiger Woods, TopGolf founders, and auto racing champion Mario Andretti.

The new entertainment venues will stretch from the East Valley to the West Valley. Here’s what we know about these upcoming amusement and water parks, golf courses, and pickleball courts.

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Andretti Indoor Karting and games in Chandler

A large-scale indoor electric kart racing venue with locations in Texas and Georgia is looking to open its first West Coast outpost in Chandler.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games has purchased land at the southwest corner of Cooper Road and Loop 202 Freeway and plans to bring multi-level karting tracks and a variety of high-tech entertainment to the Southeast Valley.

Details: https://andrettikarting.com.

Cannon Beach: Mesa Surf Lagoon

Cannon Beach will be a 37-acre water park and mixed-use development on Power and Warner Highways in Mesa. Its biggest draw could be Revel Surf, a 3.3-acre surf lagoon that will feature “a big traveling wave and a stationary fast surf wave in a park,” according to the venue’s website.

Revel Surf is slated for an opening in May 2022, with the other tenants, including a four-story hotel, office buildings, restaurants and retail stores, opening at a later date.

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Details: https://cannonbeachaz.com.

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Crystal Lagoons Island Resort: a water park and a Mattel amusement park

Crystal Lagoons Island Resort “will bring the next wave of family entertainment to Glendale,” according to its website. The resort will house boutiques, themed restaurants, hotels, a Mattel-branded theme park, and an 11-acre lagoon where guests can swim, kayak, paddle, boogie board and snorkel.

The venue is scheduled to open before Arizona hosts the Super Bowl in 2023.

Details: https://www.crystallagoonsislandresort.com.

Electric Pickle: Pickleball entertainment complex in Tempe

An entertainment venue with nine pickleball, cornhole, bocce courts, a two-story restaurant and three full bars plans to open in Tempe in 2022 or 2023.

The venue, Electric Pickle, “pretends to be pickleball’s Topgolf,” according to the co-founder of the company behind the project. The location will be on Jewel Street and Emerald Drive, just north of Warner Road.

Popstroke: Mini Golf in Glendale and Near Scottsdale

An entertainment center and miniature golf “with technology”, co-owned by Tiger Woods, plans to open two locations in Arizona.

Popstroke, which is open in Florida, aims to bring two 18-hole synthetic turf golf courses that are unique to each facility to the Westgate Entertainment District and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation near Scottsdale.

Popstroke is scheduled to open the Arizona locations in the fall of 2022.

Details: https://popstroke.com.

Puttshack: ‘technology-infused’ minigolf in Scottsdale

A miniature golf venue from the founders of TopGolf that promises “an exclusive and energetic nightclub atmosphere”. Puttshack plans to open in Scottsdale next year. There will be no scorecards during play on Puttshack’s “crazy fields” as “trackaball technology” counts putts throughout the game.

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Puttshack will also offer a “global food and drink” menu and expects to open in late 2022 at Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Road.

Details: https://www.puttshack.com.

Surf park in Maricopa

Mesa-based PHX Surf LLC proposed to open “a facility to offer a world-class surfing experience” in Maricopa. The facility would have two wave pools, waterslides, a lazy river, a bike path, a spa, an entertainment stage and a hotel, though the amenities are still subject to city approval.

The development, which has yet to be named, would be built on 70 acres of city-owned vacant land on the southwest corner of Smith Enke and Loma highways.

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