Boost the Economy with a Zombie Apocalypse!
by Tracy Vanity
Why has no one thought of this already? Businessman Mark Siwak, wants to turn a huge area of abandoned buildings in Detroit into a zombie apocalypse theme park called Z World.
So what exactly is Z World? According to their fundraising website:
Z World Detroit will be a unique and spectacular zombie themed experience park that will transform a virtually neglected section of Detroit, Michigan. Participants will be chased by a growing zombie horde through abandoned factories, stores and homes across hundreds of derelict urban acres.
The city of Detroit is considering literally abandoning sections of the city. While the economic and social benefits of this action can be debated. We think the situation demands more creativity.
The Z World Detroit initiative is a radical rethinking of urban redevelopment and Detroit’s well-documented blight and de-population. It turns perceived liabilities into assets that will bring a renewed vitality to a struggling neighborhood. When done right, Z World Detroit would be transformative for part of the city, it would create jobs for Detroiters and become a legitimate destination.
While zombies are great, the real neat thing about this project is the potential to inject some life into a forgotten neighborhood – with the opportunity to work with neighborhood groups and organization. In short, Z World Detroit would become part of the neighborhood, the center of the neighborhood, rather than something sitting outside the neighborhood.
Here’s the official Z World promo video:
Need a job? Become a zombie in your local neighborhood zombie apocalypse theme park. There would also be a need for makeup artists and costume designers, not to mention vendors disguised as seasoned zombie apocalypse veterans who happen to save you from getting your arm ripped off in the nick of time and take you to their hidden bunker filled with burritos and ammunition.
Entire zombie apocalypse-themed communities could spurt all over our fine nation and the amount of zombie videos on youtube would be epic. Who the fuck WOULDN’T find this awesome? This has to happen. With huge unemployment rates and increased media interest in how much people have been eating each other lately, the U.S. is in dire need of a zombie apocalypse theme park. Several in fact!
There is already a mini zombie invasion happening in San Diego’s Petco Park to promote The Walking Dead. Tickets are sold out. Genius!