Zombie Boy Launches “Platform 15” At Thorpe Park’s New Halloween Attraction In London

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Zombie Boy, who holds a Guinness World Record for most bones inked on a human body, gave Londoners a fright this morning as he was spotted at commuter hotspots across the capital to promote Thorpe Park’s new Halloween attraction in London. Continue reading »

Banksy Opens Dismaland, the UK’s Most Disappointing New Visitor Attraction

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Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus… Continue reading »

Giant Underground Trampolines Tipped as Next Big Tourist Attraction in Wales

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Photograph: B White

Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate mine has been turned into a trampoline theme park for the summer. It’s a marvellous installation – and a long way from your average cave tour. Continue reading »

China’s Tourist Attraction: an Upside-down House


A laborer works at an upside-down house under construction at Fengjing Ancient Town, Jinshan District, south of Shanghai, March 17, 2014. Workers are putting the final touches on this eccentric tourist attraction built at the “China Folk Painting Village”. Furniture will also be placed upside down in the house, which is expected to open the public in April, according to local media. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Cosplay Competes with Nature as an Attraction at Morikami’s Hatsume Fair

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, usually an oasis of tranquility in the hectic busyness of South Florida, assumed a different character this weekend, as an estimated 13,000 people turned out for the 33rd annual Hatsume Fair, a celebration of spring and all things Japanese.

Talking groves of bamboo, cascading waterfalls and manicured bonsai trees were the featured attractions. But nature in subtle display was not the only wonder to behold this weekend. Strolling the grounds among the conventionally dressed visitors were hundreds of people taking part in cosplay, short for costume play, a form of performance art in which participants wear the dress of their favorite fictional characters, including those from Japanese anime.

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Photography by J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post

ENA MULLEN, 15, of Pembroke Pines plays Gumi from Vocaloid. “Gumi is usually shown as this very small, very shy child. But with this music video I kinda like it because it shows her bold, daring side and I can kind of relate to it because I’m always known as the really really shy one at school, but when I dress in this Cosplay I feel like I can actually be myself and show who I really am.” Continue reading »