Movie theme parks are popping up everywhere, We just heard the news of Avatar theme park just today and now this. It is a brilliant idea, I would love to visit the shire and meet the hobbits and wizards and stay in their homes.
The news broke at Euro Weekly News (via The One Ring), and according to the report, the attraction will be coming to Rincon de la Victoria, Spain. The theme park will be called “La Comarca,” which basically translates to “The Shire.”
The site reports that eight hectares and €1.7 million are being allocated for the park. That’s about 20 acres at the cost of $2 million. It won’t be a very big park, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun. The mayor of the town, Francisco Salado, said in a statement,
“The Shire will become one of the major tourism attractions of our town. The material will have a very low environmental impact, to create an integrated image in nature. It will be a place in which family leisure, sports and nature will go hand-in-hand in a unique space of great beauty set in a time of fairy tales and the magic of the elves. Without a doubt, Rincon de la Victoria will have a top-rated tourist attraction, which will also add to the variety of attractions of Malaga.”
It must be brilliant fun for any The Lord of the Rings fan.