Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Why Didn't Sailor Moon Get A Theme Park?

I swiped this magazine from an office years ago, and thought to save it for otaku information later on. Since this is a hectic week and we are once again in a "filler episode phase", I figured, why not post it?

In 2005, Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, Japan, played host to the 2005 Expo. The Expo is one of the biggest events aimed at bringing the world together through exhibitions. That year's theme was "Nature's Wisdom" which meant pavilion themes had to have something to do with the wonders of nature, and eco-friendliness. And there were some cute critters for mascots, Kiccoro and Morizo. Moon Chase favorite Ayumi Hamasaki performed an orchestral version of A Song is Born at the opening ceremonies. However, one thing that has remained constant and popular for several years, just HAD to be featured. A special Pokemon-themed park was built just for the Expo, and the magazine had a small feature on it, including a picture of a Pikachu themed ride. Is there any facet of the entertainment industry the Pokemon have not made an attempt to conquer? We wondered what the theme park might have been like if it was Sailor Moon themed. What rides and attractions would you have liked to see? Share your ideas in the comments! We've scanned the feature for you below.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My ideas: a pegasus carasol,and many theme park games with lots and lots of sailor moon prizes. that would be heaven on earth!

~CyCyN~ said...

I actually sketched out a WHOLE theme park a few years ago. It was pretty cool actually, a ride for each senshi and even some "bad guys" rides. And just as Anonymous said, there was a pegasus merry-go-round too. XD!

sailordees said...

CyCyn do you still have the sketch? We'd love to see it!

~CyCyN~ said...

Awwww.. I do have it, but not at the time. I'll send it to you as soon as I get it back.