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Russia mulls ‘meteor Disneyland’ where cosmic object struck

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Last month's terrifying meteor strike in Russia that injured hundreds could turn into a cash cow.

Russian authorities are reportedly considering making parts of the land where the meteor hit into a tourist attraction — a "meteor Disneyland," Skye reports.

"Space sent us a gift, and we need to make use of it," said Natlia Gritsay, a tourism official, in a Globe and Mail report. "We need our own Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty."

So far, theme-park supporters are mulling several ideas. Among them: An annual "cosmic music and fireworks" festival. A "cosmic water park." A diving station that lets tourists plunge and grab pieces of meteorite.

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