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Illegal Immigration Simulations

An Attraction at Parque Ecoalberto Lets You Try a Border Crossing

— June 30, 2013 — Art & Design
If you've ever wondered what it feels like to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, you can find out now at the Parque EcoAlberto. Located in Hidalgo, Mexico, the border crossing simulation lets you try your hand at getting across the border.

Over four hours, you're treated to a very realistic border crossing. Actors posing as border control look for crossers with dogs and sirens. There are also smugglers to help you get across. You can experience all of this for just 200 pesos.

Though you may be tempted to fly to Mexico right now, the attraction was mainly built for Mexicans. The Parque EcoAlberto team wants to help reduce illegal border crossings by showing residents what a harrowing experience it is.
Trend Themes
1. Border Crossing Simulations - Opportunity to create immersive simulations and experiences that allow individuals to understand the challenges and risks associated with crossing borders illegally.
2. Reality-based Attractions - The rise of attractions that provide immersive experiences and simulations to educate and raise awareness about real-world issues, such as border crossings.
3. Interactive Education - Increasing demand for interactive and experiential educational opportunities that allow individuals to gain a deeper understanding of social issues, like illegal immigration.
Industry Implications
1. Theme Parks and Tourist Attractions - Incorporating realistic simulations and experiences into theme parks to offer visitors a unique and educational perspective on various social issues.
2. Education and Training - Developing interactive educational programs and training modules that address real-world challenges and foster empathy and understanding.
3. Cultural Exchange and Awareness - Creating platforms and initiatives that promote cultural exchange and raise awareness about important social and political issues, like immigration and border control.
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