Charles Dickens park announced in Great Britain

Posted Monday, April 11, 2005 9:36 AM | Contributed by thrillerman1

A theme park based on the life and work of author Charles Dickens is to be built in Britain, one of the men behind "Dickensworld" said Thursday. The $113 million project will recreate the Victorian era when young children worked in sweatshops, Britain ruled over a vast empire and Dickens penned classic works like "Bleak House" and "The Pickwick Papers."

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Monday, April 11, 2005 10:52 AM
janfrederick's avatar So will they have professional pickpockets there? ;)
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Monday, April 11, 2005 12:19 PM
Fafolguy's avatar There's a joke here somewhere about a really boring ride that lasts for weeks on end, but I can't quite get there. Ah well...
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Monday, April 11, 2005 1:34 PM
There is something ironic about $113 million being invested into the spirit of Dickens. Looks like Capitalism got that last laugh after all.
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Monday, April 11, 2005 2:30 PM
slithernoggin's avatar I would have posted earlier, but I've been busy finalizing my financial packages for Bronteworld, Twainland, and the Magical World of Danielle Steel.
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Monday, April 11, 2005 2:42 PM
I'll be having "great expectations" for this one. ;)
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Monday, April 11, 2005 3:30 PM
You better donĀ“t get hungry there.

"I want more soup!"

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Monday, April 11, 2005 3:30 PM
And on a sad note, it was announced today that Richard Simmons, the infamous aerobics and weight loss guru has decided to pull the plug on "Simmonsland", his pet theme park project, due to his inability to secure funding. Simmons was quoted as saying "You go girl!" over and over while eating a box of creme-filled donuts. ;)
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Monday, April 11, 2005 4:35 PM
I thought this was just an ARN&R joke gone terribly wrong...wow, it looks now like it's not...
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Monday, April 11, 2005 7:19 PM
I thought it ironic that part of the $113 million would be spent to build sweatshops. Cheerio!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2005 5:11 PM
This sounds dumb unless they actually build some cool stuff.
Keyword "if"
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005 2:18 PM
boblogone's avatar They have to build the sweatshops, how else are you supposed to make your own souvenir t-shirt (and 100 more to pay for parking). ;)
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