Skip to comments.Mexico's 'Migrant Mountain' (theme park simulates illegal immigration)
Posted on 02/25/2007 1:43:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Millions of migrants have crossed illegally from Mexico into the United States. Their experience could hardly be more real. But now at a controversial theme park in Mexico, tourists can pretend to be an illegal migrant.
Torch, check. Heavy boots, check. Willingness to hide under bushes, check. Ability to see in the dark, an advantage.
Preparation for what, you might think? A hike across Dartmoor? Try a night out in a theme park. But when I say theme park, do not think Alton Towers or Disneyland. Think, instead, illegal migrants. Because now you can pretend to be an illegal migrant at a theme park in Mexico.
They come to the Eco Alberto Park to be shot at, chased and to wade through fast-flowing rivers.
I myself developed a certain connection with one such river, but more on that later.
For the equivalent of $19.50 (£10), you can spend a night living like the millions of Mexicans who actually risked their lives crossing into the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Wetback boot camp?
I was thinking "training camp" as well as I read the article.
Also known as MontezumaLand or Six Flags over Mexico.