Car Connection- Entrepreneur Mark Siwak has come up with the ghoulish idea to create a 200-acre zombie theme park on one of those appropriately sized tracts of land and call it āZ World Detroit.ā This is one of the more unique proposals before Mayor Dave Bingās Detroit Works Project. The idea, claims Siwak, involves customers paying money to take part in a 24-hour live-action terror experience, complete with the opportunity to be scared witless and have their brains āconsumedā by flesh-eating zombies (who are actually professional actors). Hereās the synopsis of this live-action theater: Participants arrive and park in the designated parking lot. They undergo a briefing in the staging area adjacent the Z headquarters where they learn the rules and the scenario for their overnight adventure. In brief, they search for shelter among the destroyed buildings, try to gather supplies, and attempt to survive the night without being eaten by the roving pack of zombies unleashed to find them. There is a precedent here. āZ Worldā will supposedly follow in the footsteps of the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. Guess if itās good enough for Atlanta, why not let visitors to the Motor City get in on the action?
As of today this guy has raised a good 2% of his goal and has to somehow get $140,000 dollars in the next month in order to make his dreams of a zombie theme park come true. So that’s probably not going to happen, but it’s probably for the best. Spending $145,000 to build a zombie theme park in Detroit is not exactly the best business model I’ve ever come across. To be fair, I’ve learned everything I need to know about Detroit from watching 8 Mile and marathons of Hardcore Pawn, but based on my observations the main demographic of the city probably isn’t going to sign up for this because they know from every horror movie ever made they’re going to die first.That being said, if this guy doesn’t get the funding, he shouldn’t just give up on his dreams. There’s still a way to market 200 acres of abandoned land in Detroit as an attraction for thrill seekers, and it’s called “Drop a Bunch of White People in the Middle of Detroit For a Night.” You can still search for shelter in destroyed buildings and gather supplies, just instead of trying to avoid being eaten by zombies you’re trying to avoid being stabbed in the kidneys by roving packs of crackheads. That’s an adrenaline rush money can’t buy.