Ultimate Conversion? From Nuclear Plant to Amusement Park


Re-purposing has certainly become the buzzword of the day. We've had former grain silos turned into homes, as well as a military base, a post office and even the Watchtower printing press in Brooklyn is now a condo complex. But taking a sidelined nuclear plant and making it into a theme park may be pushing the envelope. Think they sell glow sticks in the gift shop?

The Wunderland theme park near Kalkar, Germany, has transformed the never-used multi-million-pound reactor into a Disney-like adventure with hotel rooms, bars, restaurants and kiddie rides that include a merry-go-round, log flume and Ferris wheel. There's a wing ride inside the cooling tower and you can even climb up the 130-foot-tall wall on the outside, reports the Daily Mail.