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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Angry Birds theme park ride

Ok, so this is meant to be a cruise themed blog. I know that and you know that but sometimes I come across a story in the general world of travel that's so fun or interesting that I have to share it with you.
This is one such story!


If you haven't heard of Angry Birds yet then where have you been? What's Angry Birds?
It's the immensely popular download game for smart phones, (I-phones and Android), that's been sweeping the world. It's achieved over 700 million downloads not to mention all the money made from the merchandise released in the form of toys and plush teddys.
The basic principal of the game is to catapult your 'Angry Bird' into a castle defended by your enemies the pigs, knocking down the castle and killing the pigs. The concept for the game is very simple but it's proven to be highly addictive for a lot of people.

For any true fans of the game however a pilgrimage may have to be planned in celebration of the game. The Sarkanniemi theme park in Tampere, Finland has just announced it will be introducing an Angry Birds themed ride.
Miikka Seppala, chief executive of Sarkanniemi has said..........
"We wanted to create a unique themed area and associate it with a strong and well-known brand. The Angry Birds characters were born in Finland but known worldwide by people of all ages. This is a perfect fit for our Adventure Park."

Exact details of what will be included in Angry Bird Land are few and far between at the moment but as soon as the ride is finished you can guarantee I'll be booking my flights over to Finland.
Are you an Angry Birds fan? Would you make the pilgrimage to Finland to see this ride? Or is it going to prove just to remote for most people? What do you think?

Happy cruising.