Here is something that I usually don't write about. Something that has to do with the real world . Well sort of . This has a science fiction type of feel to it. South Korea is planning to build a Robot Land theme park that is dedicated to .... Well .... Dedicated to everything robots. Hmmmm Sort of like Westworld or Futureworld movies of the 70's. But I have no doubt that this park will have nothing like those movies but when I heard its building I could not help but muse offer the similarities. So for those that have no idea what these movies I mentioned are I for the fun of it included the trailers to the pre mentioned movies that reminded me of this project.
The park that is now in the conceptional phase of the project is going to have according to the developers official website (Robot Land) several facilities one of which will be an amusement park area. Also included are and Exhibition Halls , Experimental Educational Centers , Laboratories and Sports Center etc.. I wonder wit we will be able to see robotic Taekwondo in the sports center. Now that would be something. I have to hand it to the South Koreans they have a futuristic vision that will fire up the imagination and the spirit of their young much like other Asian countries have done and are developing towards that goal. Something that the west has lost a bit for the moment.
The park itself is projected to open sometime in 2016 . Now to start saving my pennies for a trip there.
The specifications of this park are as follows in the first image. The other images are concept drawings of what the park is suppose to look like after completion. With the exception of the convention booth pic.
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Trailers of Westworld and Futureworld