Monday, May 08, 2006
"Stalin's World" Theme Park A Hit
In Lithuania, a man who made his fortune exporting mushrooms to the West has opened up a theme park nicknamed Stalin's World. It recreates the feeling of a Soviet-era gulag, complete with guard towers, glowering statues of Stalin, paintings and the like. Once you get bored with them, there's also a merry-go-round and a small zoo. "Kids love it," says the park's creator. My brother Chris says with the success of this venture, he's more hopeful than ever about getting backers for his Black Plague vacation resort.