Tuesday, August 08, 2006

An Army of Fun: The U.S. Army wants to build a military-themed amusement park in Northern Virginia.

"You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner," according to the proposal by Universal City Property Management III of Orlando.
One official in Fairfax County, where the proposed park would be built, was less than pleased about the idea, according to the Washington Post article.

Supervisor T. Dana Kauffman (D-Lee) was so upset after hearing about the Universal City proposal last year that he threw company representatives out of his office. He said he had no interest in turning a military history museum into "Disney on Rolling Road." After the meeting, he said, he thought the entertainment concept for the Army museum was dead.
It's not dead. I guess it was just a matter of time.


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