Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:38 AM
Space Park Bremen, a project to stimulate the local economy in Bremen, Germany, is closing down after only one year.
It has turned out to be a total commercial failure and waste of public funding.
It is home to one of the very few Augmented Reality coasters on this planet, on which riders see a syncronized 3D movie through a HMD while riding the physical coaster.
A shame that it's closing so soon.
I think it was mainly a problem with failing publicity.
*** Edited 9/23/2004 1:40:44 PM UTC by superman***
Thursday, September 23, 2004 10:36 AM
Too bad... Sounds like it was a well themed indoor park.
Oh well, they still have Holiday Park....
Holiday World Fan (HWF) from Bloomington, Indiana.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 1:01 PM
Gee, sounds like Autoworld...........
Thursday, September 23, 2004 4:15 PM
Well, the project isn't a total loss just yet; they're looking for another company to buy the property. The main problem was that they weren't able to sell all of the retail space in the mall section of the attraction--as soon as they figure out a way to do that, I'd say that the Space Center will be back in business. Such a shame, though...