Are you ready for an adventure of epic proportions? Do you love the thrills and chills of a good amusement park? Well, in about five years, all your Middle East amusement park dreams will come true. Yep, you heard right. There is a new $30 million amusement park coming to Pakistan in about five years.
Come on! I know what you’re thinking. Why go to an amusement park in the Middle East, of all places? Oh, silly me. I left out the biggest selling point of all. This amusement park will be located where former “public enemy number one” Osama bin Laden’s compound once sat. Yep, that compound! And yep, THAT Osama bin Laden!
Now, this is where I have to be careful out of respect to the thousands of people who bin Laden was responsible for murdering. But the morose former journalist in me is really struggling. Back in the day, when I went to news scenes, one of my coping mechanisms in dealing with death was making crass jokes about the tragedies we covered. That being said, can you imagine the names of some of the rides at this amusement park, which I’ve aptly named bin-Ladenland. Now mind you, that’s not really the name.
According to news reports the 50-acre site will feature a zoo, restaurants, water sports, miniature golf, rock climbing and paragliding. I’m sure it will also have some “killer” rides (sorry, couldn’t resist). Maybe the water sports will feature water torture of some sort. I know the park will be “da bomb!” OK, I’m done. Seriously. This will go nowhere good if I continue.
Until Next Time,