Imagine there was a place in which a person can test their survival skills in a safe and secure manner; that place would be the Risk Theme Park. Although it doesn't exist just yet, the Risk Theme Park would be full of burning buildings, crashing monorails and collapsing platforms -- all designed to teach people how to survive such dangerous situations if they encountered them in real life.
The brainchild of architect Soon-min Hong, the Risk Theme Park would be based in South Korean city of Daegu. Comprised of nine attractions, "visitors would first pass through a remembrance garden for fallen firefighters, before being asked to leap from a high platform onto a large air mat. From there, park goers would traverse a seemingly unstable platform to pass by a seemingly burning building, then jump on a raft to experience large waves, whirlpools, and the risk of drowning," writes Fast Co Design.
Architect Soon-min Hong Envisions a Death-Defying Amusement Park
1. Risk Training Theme Parks - The creation of risk training theme parks presents an opportunity for companies to provide meaningful experiential learning opportunities that impart valuable skills and survival techniques.
2. Extreme Experience Tourism - Extreme experience tourism offers a new and unique way for consumers to test their limits, and creates an opportunity for companies to cater to those seeking adventure and thrills.
3. Emerging Simulator Technology - Development of emerging simulator technology provides opportunities for companies to create more sophisticated and realistic experiences in simulation-based entertainment and training.
1. Amusement Parks - Amusement parks could create risk training attractions that provide guests with educational experiences and increase foot traffic.
2. Tourism - The rising popularity of extreme experience tourism presents opportunities for the industry to offer new and exciting experiences for thrill-seekers and adventure travel enthusiasts.
3. Training and Simulation - Incorporating new simulation technology could provide more realistic scenarios in training for emergency services, police and military, as well as in entertainment such as video games and cinema.