Where: Aqaba, Jordan
Trekkers are notorious for arguing about which of them is the ultimate fan, but King Abdullah of Jordan dwarfs even the most dedicated memorabilia collector with news that his pet project, a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park, is going to be built. Funding has just been secured and work is underway, due for completion in 2014. Billed as being a mix of "Middle Eastern history and Star Trek", we can't wait to clap eyes on the 184-acre entertainment resort which promises a "state of the art space flight adventure." King Abdullah has impressive Trekker credentials: he also once starred as an extra on Star Trek: Voyager.
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What man or boy doesn't want to have a go on a JCB?
And they have a ride where you get to sit in a modified bucket and get spun around, I always wanted to do that as a little kid.
gareth. You do realise the government doesn't fund these amusement parks, right? This money is off peoples backs, and if people want to pay to be cheered up in this climate, they can do it. We don't all have to be miserable sitting around saying we're all doomed you know.
Many of the larger theme parks, such as Disney and Universal, I believe do donate to various charities.
And you don't actually buy a digger. That wouldn't be very sustainable for a theme park would it? They sell all of their attractions...
spend the money in dieses and cures or something good in the current climate in USA, China etc put that $1.5billion to help...them, Im in the UK and i can see that so stupid to waste that kind of money