The Life-Sized City Blog: Bicycle Culture Theme Park

Get yer driving gloves ready, Ferrari World opens this October in Abu Dhabi. A massive theme park dedicated to the Italian carmaker. Featuring, among other things, the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. Safety goggles are a must - ‘it’s that fast’ they say.

Funny... Batavus World doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it? :-)

But hey, we could just cover Amsterdam and Copenhagen in massive, climate-controlled domes and open two theme parks called Bicycle Culture World! It'll be a fietsfest! Cykeltastic! We'll hire Holger to supervise the covering of the streets.

I wouldn't mind. You'd have to park on the outskirts of the city and ride bicycles all around. Maybe we could put the parking lot on the Bicycle Island off the coast of the city.

It would one big Tommorrowland. Maybe in Yesterdayland kids can try those old-fashioned car thingys and giggle about how 'totally weird' it must have been to have these things in city centres.

Ooh! Ooh! Be sure to try the Wind in Your Hair roller coaster, powered by a combination of wind turbines and human-powered stationary bikes. You sit in a cargo bike box and whee!

Then buy your kids balloon animals made out of bicycle tubes. The little ones can enjoy a spin on the Squeaky Chain ferris wheel.

All the food and drinks would be served off of bicycles.

All the hotels would have beds made out of big ol' cargo bikes:

Come on, people... let's brainstorm. What other attractions could Bicycle Culture World offer?

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