What's the best place for an alien theme park? Roswell, New Mexico of course. City officials have decided to take the UFO craze to another level with an amusement park.
The park, dubbed Alien Apex Resort, is set to open as early as 2010. The city has received a $245,000 legislative appropriation for initial planning, but the park would be privately built and managed.
Bryan Temmer, concept designer, knew of only one place where this idea would work. The concept was pitched two years ago and said to possibly cost several hundred millions of dollars. The park will cover 60 to 80 acres with room to expand to 150 acres. Six sites have the potential for this grand theme park, but the city has declined to identify them. It will feature rides and attractions including an indoor roller coaster that would take passengers on a simulated alien abduction and an exhibit hall with scientific information on exploration of the universe.
Roswell achieved worldwide fame when supposedly a UFO crashed on a nearby ranch in 1947. The military denied such an incident took place stating it was a top-secret weather balloon. Like they would really confirm such a thing took place. It's so much more fun to keep everyone in the dark and call them crazy.
Some business owners believe the theme park is necessary to keep tourists returning. I guess you have to do what you have to do to keep your business going. Despite exploiting aliens and UFOs even further, amusement parks are always fun and this one doesn't sound any different.