Zombies invade Detroit in new theme park
Would you want to be chased around by zombies?
Quick! Everybody run! There’s a zombie invasion happening in Detroit! Well, sort of.
It turns out there is actually a plan in the works to create Z World, a zombie theme park.
Mark Siwak is the entrepreneur behind this ingenious idea. Using the dilapidated and run down areas of Detroit, Siwak wants to enclose 200 acres for his theme park, complete with parking, a staging area, old warehouses and homes, and roaming zombies.
Swaths of Detroit have been abandoned. According to TG Daily, “In 1950, the Detroit population stood at a height of 1,850,000, but plummeted to just 714,000 by 2010,”. Basically, parts of Detroit already look like the site of a zombie apocalypse.
Why not turn areas like this…
The mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing, introduced the Detroit Works Project in order to plan and develop for a better tomorrow in Detroit. Some of the plans have consisted of “literally abandoning sections of the city,” according to the Z World profile page on IndieGoGo. But that is an option Siwak believes should not be considered, “we need to be more creative than that,” he writes.
As described on IndieGoGo, “Z World Detroit will be a unique and spectacular zombie themed experience park that will transform a virtually neglected section of Detroit, Michigan. Participants will be chased by a growing zombie horde through abandoned factories, stores and homes across hundreds of derelict urban acres.”
Sounds like fun, right? It’s so bizarre that it just might work. Siwak should consider adding some amusement park rides to the Z World proposal. While running around 200 acres may appeal to some people, others go to theme parks to stroll around, ride awesome rollercoasters, eat fatty foods, and watch shows. If Siwak incorporates more typical theme park elements, Z World might just get more support.
If Z World were to become a reality, it would not only be an awesome theme park and a tourist attraction, but it will also help Detroit’s economy and create new jobs for its citizens. “While zombies are great,” said Siwak on his site, “the real neat thing about this project is the potential to inject some life into a forgotten neighborhood.”
While Siwak is far from his $140,000 goal, Huffington Post reports that “he says he’s already getting resumes from Detroiters who’d like their next 9-to-5 to focus on eating brains and staggering through the streets.”
Though a zombie attack sounds dangerous, the Z World Detroit Team assures that “Safety will be a primary concern. There will be no weapons. There will be no fighting. It will be a managed game.”
For more images of the derelict areas of Detroit, and to view Siwak’s video proposal, check out Daily Mail, or the IndieGoGo page. You can also make a contribution (click here) and make your dreams of getting attacked by zombies come true.
Do you think you’d survive a zombie attack?