Thursday, January 6, 2005

Unusual Theme Parks

1. "Dracula theme park to draw tourists to Romania"
"The park will house a gothic castle with spooky effects, horror rides,
 labyrinths and also a golf course and a hotel"

2. "Charity to launch slum 'theme park'"
"Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit group that builds low-cost housing,
 is opening an unorthodox 'theme park' designed to give tourists a look
 at the world's worst slums"

3. "Tigers, alligators head for China theme, food park"
"One hundred tigers and 2,000 alligators have been flown from Thailand
 to China to grace an animal park where visitors will be able to admire
 and eat some of the creatures displayed"

4. "The evolution of the Bible-based creationist theme park"
"[T]he Passmores sought out a lower-profile Florida attraction: Dinosaur
 Adventure Land, a creationist theme park and museum in Pensacola that
 beckons children to 'find out the truth about dinosaurs' with games
 that roll science and religion into one big funfest, with the message
 that Genesis, not science, tells the real story of the creation"

5. "Namco plans ramen-noodle theme park"
"The 'Nagoya Noodle Shop Alley,' due to open for business on February 25,
 is meant to introduce visitors to the history of ramen noodles and the
 different types of ramen available around Japan"

6. "He spies with his little eye"  [expired link]
"'Spylands is a theme park telling the worldwide history of spies and the
 secret service. It is the brainchild of former secret service agents who
 wanted to build a museum to tell the stories of their comrades and

(a John West post)