Turning Abandoned Detroit Into A Zombie Theme Park

Via fundraising site IndieGoGo, a campaign to infuse economic activity into a depressed area by converting a vacant, blighted area into ‘Z World Detroit’, an apocalyptic theme park in which visitors are chased by hordes of zombies. Proposals to formally abandon entire sections of the city have provoked much sadness and soul-searching–perhaps this is how to come to grips with the new reality:

15 Comments on "Turning Abandoned Detroit Into A Zombie Theme Park"

  1. DeepCough | Jul 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm |

    Well, it’s either Zombie Theme Park or Hunger Games, take your pick.

  2. kowalityjesus | Jul 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm |

    its only fun if you get to mangle the zombies with a shotgun or chainsaw 🙁

  3. free bath salts for all the full time employees !!!!!!!!!!! just to set the mood.

  4.  I’ve been to Detroit a lot over the years. This idea is doomed.

    First…its Detroit…you can get chased by a horde of poorly dressed, unhygienic homicidal blood crazed nut cases in almost any neighborhood.

    Second, even if people wanted to to experience this voluntarily…its hard to make money offering what every other street gives away for free.

  5. knock it all down and turn it into inner city organic farms.

  6. charlieprimero | Jul 6, 2012 at 12:42 am |

    Here’s a wacky idea.  Instead of a zombie park, how about adapting that abandoned infrastructure into living and work spaces to support manufacturing things that could be sold for a profit?   Those profits could then be used to further upgrade the living and work spaces.  Crazy perhaps, but I heard people did such things in the past.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | Jul 6, 2012 at 5:12 am |

      There’s not enough money in it if you have to pay the worker’s a fair wage. If you want to be a millionare or billionare you got to move your manafacturing off-shore where you can pay slave wages.

  7. sorry
    but I thought Detroit was already a zombie theme park 

  8. I use to have a friend who lived in Detroit, he said there were whole neighborhoods that police would avoid for fear of being killed. Perhaps he wasn’t talking a load of shit after all. This place sounds like it belongs in Eastern Europe.

    • Calypso_1 | Jul 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |

      There are places like that all over America. Sometimes it’s just a few streets, a development or a holler.  They’ve achieved de facto autonomy, albeit a hard lived one.  But is there any other kind?  

      • Its a no go zone. Government lays claim to it on paper but its off limits. Those areas will only spread.

  9. Jimmy Zhang | Jul 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm |

    LMAO, brillant ideas, so if an industrial city collapses, we can just just turn it into a zombieland…
    no wonder your economy sucks

  10. “I’ve never been to a city where I’m told to avoid this street but that street is okay an’ it’s the same fookin’ street”- Irish tourist visiting Detroit.

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