Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2002 4:59 AM | Contributed by cryingwhiningcoasterbaby
Locals and environmentalists are protesting the proposed Dracula-themed park in a small Romanian town. In addition to concerns about the environmental impact and changes to the town, many residents question the subject matter of such a park.
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I certainly wouldnt want to take my child (if I had one, that is) to a park named after Drac. I think it would be a cool concept to have an "area" in the park after him but not the whole park itself.
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Well, in all honesty, why I think it's a pretty stupid idea, I'm speaking from an American perspective. I grew up going to school with a large number of Romanian students (which would explain my liking of Eastern European women), all of which had been in the states for only a year or two. It was weird because the whole concept of Dracula seemed to be a part of their culture, only instead of a scary vampire type he was mostly just a bad guy who liked to kill people.
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Seriously though.. I do tend to agree. If Dracula were really part of teh local culture then it might seem appropriate, but since the concept has only survived to appease tourists I can appreciate why some locals would be opposed to it. *** This post was edited by Phyter on 10/2/2002. ***
Myra the Alien, maybe YOU wouldn't have a sense of humor if you lived in this area.
Put yourself in THEIR shoes.
"we have a themed park here in the States themed after Dolly Parton!"
No we don't. The only think that Dollywood got from Dolly Parton was her name and her money. Dollywood is far from being themed after Dolly Parton.
How many rides must a man go on, before you may call him a fan?
The problem is that I see is that this park doesn't sound appealing to the locals, and I'm really questioning Romania as a destination for tourists.
I try and imagine "Alright kids, its Florida or Romania this summer." but somehow, I just can't. ;)
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