Friday, August 28, 2009

"I'm Going to Dickens World"

Via Steven H., from across the pond, Dickens World, a theme park in Chatham, Kent:
jump on board the Great Expectations Boat Ride for splashing good fun, take a trip back in time to a Victorian School complete with nasty schoolmaster or get spooked in The Haunted House of 1859.

Visitors will get the chance to come face to face with some of Dickens' literary characters in their magnificent rendition of a Victorian town courtyard!

After all the excitement in the Dickensian courtyard, visitors can take a rest in the 4D cinema show at Peggotty's Boathouse or at the animatronic show in the Britannia Theatre - sit back and enjoy the story of Dickens' life and his literary works.
4D cinema show? I wonder if there is also an interactive Edwin Drood quicklime pit and an Our Mutual Friend drowning in the Thames. Still, it sounds a heck of a lot better than Disneyworld.

Interestingly, an Abba tribute band is playing there this weekend. I see the connection; few people know that the "Dancing Queen" was actually Queen Victoria.

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