“The model is Euro-Disney in Paris,” said Deputy Mayor Mauro Cutrufo, announcing plans to build a vast ancient Rome theme park just outside the city which he says could be up and running within three to four years.
The park would provide family-friendly attractions to show visitors what life was like in the Rome of 2,000 years ago.
To be built on an as yet unspecified 1,000-1,200 acre site, it would put a Roman twist on rides like Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean, in which visitors float on boats through a fantasy pirate world.
“You would relive scenes from the Colosseum, from ancient Rome, gladiators or maybe Julius Caesar or other things,” a Rome city official said.
There aren’t enough puking emoticons in the world to describe what I’m feeling.
Hopefully the regional government of Lazio will end this tortured madness before it begins in earnest.