Originally Posted by niki
Seriously!!!!???? What planet is this king on? So corrupt! 1.5B on a theme park for him? Seriously?
Please read the article carefully before making accusations. The theme park does not belong to the king. It is a project of American and Middle Eastern investors, one of whom is King Abdullah. The articles does not mention how much of his own money he invested. I doubt he has $1.5 billion to invest in a park.
Apparently it will be fully-licensed which means that the Star Trek people have approved of it and the Americans are probably the biggest stakeholders in it.
As other articles, including the ones below mention, $1.5 billion is the projected cost and the king has been looking for investors, which he has found.
The king is using cash from his Fund for Development to help investors get the project off the ground, hoping it will boost Jordan's profile as a tourist destination. Star Trek | King Abdullah Hopes To Beam Up Star Trek Fans To Jordan With Theme Park | Contactmusic
If It Actually Gets Built, The Star Trek Theme Resort Will Be the Ultimate Geek Hotel || HotelChatter
Originally Posted by shrifia
the Park isn't open for the public?
A theme park, by it's nature, is meant for the public. It sort of defeats the purpose if it wasn't. The investors are in it to make money.
The park will be located in the coastal town of Aqaba and is intended to be a family destination, mixing cultural discovery areas with high-profile attractions themed around the popular Star Trek franchise.
. . . For those looking for a more cultural day out, up to 17 separate attractions will feature Jordan's Nabatean, Babylonian, British and Roman influences, along with theatrical productions, night-time shows, restaurants, shops and four hotels. Jordan sets a course for new Star Trek theme park - News & Advice, Travel - The Independent