Theme Parks

Miniature Parks across the Globe

Miniature parks and model villages are sort of like a pre-internet 3D Google Earth, allowing you to view a representation of a village or city sights from above. So it’s no surprise that on visiting my local park, Bekonscot Model…

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Monday, 29th October 2007

The Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Bay

This is the absolutely fantastic Rainbow Bridge that crosses Tokyo bay, Tokyo. A 570 metre-long suspension bridge, it has two decks that carry three transportation lines – the Shuto Expressway on the top, and on the bottom, Route 357 and…

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Friday, 21st September 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast Ye! Today, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ we’ve got a barrel-load of piratey-themed sights fer ye landlubbers! Las Vegas’ Treasure Island be havin’ a daily pirate battle, ‘ere the swashbucklers by defeated by th’ booty-shaking o’…

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Wednesday, 19th September 2007

X-wing

12.5 metres (41 feet) in length, hyperspace capable, and with a top speed of 5,025 mph in atmosphere, the X-wing is of course the iconic starfighter first seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, all the way back…

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Wednesday, 5th September 2007

Love Land

This is South Korea’s infamous Jeju Loveland, an outdoor sculpture park on Cheju Island, which is based entirely around the theme of sex. The park’s website describes it as “a place where sexually-oriented art and eroticism meet”. Which means that…

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Tuesday, 14th August 2007

X-Coaster

Update: As correctly pointed out by Matthijs in the comments, it turns out this is actually Gauntlet, which is beside X-Coaster. Unfortunately X-Coaster is brand new, and doesn’t yet appear in the Google images. This is the X-Coaster at Magic…

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Wednesday, 13th June 2007
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