How crazy is this? Beppu, a city known the world over for its natural hot springs, might be developing the world’s first spa-themed amusement park!
Yasuhiro Nagano, the city’s mayor, stated that a promotional video posted on Facebook would serve as the catalyst for moving forward with the development of the park. If the video received a million views, they would move ahead with plans to build it.
Beppu Rakutenchi Park was the site used to film the video. If you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely need to check it out! In the video, visitors to the park clad only in towels walk barefoot from attraction to attraction in the new park. Cable cars with built-in tubs filled with hot spring water, bathing pools, gaming areas styled as steam rooms—even a rollercoaster is depicted with riders in cars filled with hot water!
Don’t worry about watching the video to help it hit the million views mark. Only four days after the video was posted it had already been watched 1.8 million times! Hence, the mayor has a lot of work ahead of him to get the park plans completed and construction underway.
If this indeed becomes a reality, it would certainly be a unique vacation destination that only the Japanese could bring to life. And, what avid hot tubber wouldn’t want a chance to see it in person?