Skip to comments.Mexican Amusement Park Offers Fake Border Crossing Attraction
Posted on 06/25/2013 8:26:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Visitors to the Parque EcoAlberto in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo await instructions for their fake illegal broder crossing.
An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills and chills of an illegal border crossing. The attraction takes visitors through a fake United States-Mexico border, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents.
The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip. The coyote, or smuggler, leading this simulated illegal border crossing used the name Simon and wore a face mask. Before setting off, he addressed his charges that evening, about 40 students from a private school in Mexico City.
"Tonight we're going to talk about migration," Simon said in Spanish. "But for us it isn't just something rhetorical, but rather the opposite. Because we have endured, we have suffered, of hunger, thirst, injustice, heat, cold, we have suffered from everything."
Then, under the cover of night, Simon herded them into the woods, toward the fake frontera.
The actual U.S.-Mexico border is nearly 800 miles away from the Parque EcoAlberto. The park is part of the indigenous HñaHñu community. Tourist can enjoy other recreational attractions like hot springs and rappelling, in addition to the recently added fake border crossing.
But for those who want to simulate the experience of fleeing across the border, without the real danger, the latter attraction is for you. For three hours, tourist groups endure sirens, dogs, chases and the fake border patrol yelling threats....
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Actually it is a terrorist training camp.
The cost of each ride is deducted from a brightly colored friendly looking plastic card given for free on entrance to the theme park.
And Americans pay for the Mexicans tickets to get in.
I suppose this is not an "E Ticket" ride.
Wow! A Mexican pity party!
Pssst, companeros: you can drive to the united states TODAY, cross at Nogales in your own car, or a taxi, or even walk.
You just have to bring a passport. And leave when you’re supposed to.
No running through the arroyos east of lochiel. Or the deserts west of Sasabe.
But you have to obey the rules.
Is that so hard?
I was gonna say... “do they offer IED assembly training?”
It’s that fun paradise: Illegal Alien Land!
No, Chevy assembly, Food Stamp 101, SNAP,TANF,MEDICAID, you know all the taxpayer funded freebies.
In what way is this similar to the real border?