And God Said, ‘Let There Be Roller Coasters’
Posted on Jun 6, 2008
Imagine if you could learn about the Great Flood, or experience a high-tech interpretation of heaven and hell (Disney’s goofy infernal montage, complete with pop-up demons, from “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” notwithstanding), by plummeting down a hair-raising roller coaster ride. Not your idea of a good time? Well, the folks who are currently cooking up plans for a biblical theme park in Germany apparently think they’re onto a winning idea for pious, or just plain curious, thrill-seekers from around the globe.
AFP via Yahoo News:
Under plans announced by a group of Swiss evangelical Christians and reported by the German press on Wednesday, Genesis Park, a theme park based on the Bible, will open at a yet to be chosen site in Germany by 2012.
It will group some 40 attractions over an area the size of 70 football pitches encompassing all areas of the Christian story, according to the organisers’ website.
The centrepiece will be what the organisers call an “original size” Noah’s Ark which is 150 metres (490 feet) long and surrounded by water.
Holy rollers: Genesis Park’s Christian sponsors are planning to include at least two roller coasters in their proposed theme park in Germany.