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Archive for April, 2011« Previous Entries
“I loved that exploding toilet,” said Jack Morey, head of development and research at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. “But it’s gone.”
Route 66 — “The Mother Road” — has become America’s longest attraction only relatively recently, and only because its businesses have learned to reinvent themselves.
When the FBI recently opened an online “vault” for its declassified documents, it spun Roswell into the news cycle like the hypersonic rim of an alien space saucer.
Halloween attractions rise from the dead every October only to fall back into the grave November 1st. No one has yet figured out how to trick-or-treat profitably 365 days a year, but some ghoulish attractions confidently display their outdoor skulls and props year-round as photo-ops for the macabre-starved.
If you’re within a few hundred miles of Beaver, Oklahoma, stop by on Saturday, April 16, at 1 PM.
It was over a year ago that we predicted the destinations of the four surviving Spaces Shuttles, sure to become big roadside attractions and objects of bafflement in the space-starved years to come.« Previous Entries
- Looking Forward: Walk-Thru Shuttle, Sidewalk Sea Monster
- Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens
- The Do Nothing Machine
- Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators
- Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax
- Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies