What All Classic Authors Should Have: A Theme Park
Book-lovers take note, there's a theme park just for you opening soon in England: Dickens World will be ready for visitors in late May. Even most book-loathers would have to admit to knowing something from the works of Charles Dickens: from the nasty Ebenezer Scrooge to tiny Oliver who asked for more, or some of the Hollywood successes like Great Expectations.
All of these stories and scenes will come alive in Dickens World, a huge recreation of Victorian-era England, complete with petty thieves roaming the streets. There'll be rides (including one that starts in a sewer, apparently), interactivity galore and a gloomy feeling of what life was like back then. (Okay, the gloomy feeling is our own interpretation of Dickensian life). They say it could be the largest covered attraction in the world, so it sounds like they are keeping the sun out.
Unfortunately the opening has been delayed twice already so whether the May 25 deadline will be met seems unsure, but you'll need a bit of time to read a few more Dickens classics first anyhow.
[Photo: Jon's pics]
· Six-Week Delay For Dickens World [BBC]
· Dickens World [Official Site]