ZOMBIE THEME PARK PROPOSED FOR DETROIT

Posted on 3rd July 2012 by aaron in News,Video - Tags: , , , , , ,

From the Huffington Post:

Why wait for the zombie apocalypse? One man wants customers to experience the terror now. With soaring budget deficits and population on the decline, Detroit has become a laboratory for testing out creative solutions for cities, like urban farming and pedestrian-friendly greenway trails.

Mark Siwak says he has his own idea for bettering the city — a live-action zombie theme park set in one of Detroit’s abandoned neighborhoods.Paying customers would be chased by a growing horde of zombies (all professionals) through a cordoned-off, desolate section of the city, seeking shelter in abandoned homes and factories and businesses.

Z World creator Siwak, who has launched a fundraiser on IndieGoGo (he’s raised $2,800 of the $140,000 needed to meet his goal), says that the city of Detroit needs to consider creative solutions to areas of urban blight.

Siwak told CBS Detroit that “the city can only have so many urban farms or similar uses for vacant plots.’

And while he’s far away from his funding goals, not to mention permission from the City of Detroit, 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.

On his site, Siwak assured, “while zombies are great, the real neat thing about this project is the potential to inject some life into a forgotten neighborhood – with the opportunity to work with neighborhood groups and organization.”

Check out the video below for more information. I hope he gets the funds necessary to complete the project. I’d go visit detroit for a huge zombie apocalypse theme park. WHO WOULDN’T?! And be sure to check out his fundraiser site to learn more about the project!