The running joke in our house is that I’m perpetually about a year away from having to wait in the car when we go to amusement parks. My body just doesn’t do them like they used to. I get sick on anything that goes in circles and I’ve even lost some of my taste for roller coasters – mostly because my body is just not 20 years old any longer. Aging is a bitch, right?
Well, I could totally get behind Z World Detroit. I’m not entirely sure how serious this is, but if it’s even 2% serious, wow – it could be an amazing trip. Take 5 and a half minutes to watch this video. Seriously.
Basically, the idea is to take a run-down and abandoned area of Detroit and turn it into a zombie theme park. You arrive at night and try to survive one night of the zombie apocalypse. Who WOULDN’T want to do this? OK, maybe a lot of people, but I know that I would love to give it a try. Even better is that if you don’t make it through the night, the game’s not over. You become a member of the zombie horde and you get to hunt your friends down! This should make my brother feel better because he’s very much of the opinion that I would last about 5 minutes in a real zombie apocalypse because I’ve never so much as held a firearm in my hand.
In all seriousness, I’m not sure how this helps the economy long-term – isn’t one of the biggest problems with our economy the simple fact that we no longer MAKE anything? – but it could be a really wild night. And since the number of wild nights I’ve had in my life I can probably count on one hand, who am I to turn an opportunity away?
My biggest question: would there be pea shooters and melon-pults available? That’s the only way I’ve successfully defended myself against an advancing mob of the living dead.