Once again, we are indebted to our clandestine operative in Kentucky — code-named “Bluegrass” — for keeping us informed of news about ol’ Hambo’s “replica” of Noah’s Ark. This article appears in USA Today, which is located in several places. Their headline is Noah’s Ark builders expect up to 2.2M visitors annually. They have an active comments section. Here are some excerpts from the news story, with bold font added by us:
The giant Noah’s ark tourist attraction planned for Northern Kentucky will be physically imposing, and according to those leading the charge for the new park it will have an even bigger economic impact on the region.
Wowie — an “even bigger” impact! Isn’t that wonderful? We’re told:
The man in charge of the organization that will run the theme park being built in Williamstown told the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the ark could attract between 1.4 million and 2.2 million visitors annually. That could help create more than 21,000 new jobs for the region over the next 10 years, said Ken Ham, co-founder and CEO of Answers In Genesis.
It wouldn’t surprise us of most of those new jobs will be in flood control, because of the expected Deluge of Drool those tourists will generate. Let’s read on:
An announcement on when the park will open is expected sometime in November, and Ham said the park is on schedule to open sometime in late summer of 2016. Answers In Genesis also runs the Creation Museum in Petersburg, and Ham said that attendance there could be boosted by an extra 500,000 annually because of the ark.
The creation business is booming! We continue:
Admission prices have yet to be set for the Ark Encounter, Ham said. But prices probably will be slightly more expensive than at the Creation Museum, where an adult ticket costs about $30.
It doesn’t matter what it costs. If admission were only ten cents, we still wouldn’t go. Or they could charge $100 and the droolers will line up to pay. Here’s our last excerpt:
“After the flood, God said it wouldn’t happen again,” Ham said. “And that’s a good thing, so we don’t have to worry whether ours floats or not.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Our guess is that Hambo’s Ark will be just as seaworthy as Noah’s was.
There’s more in the news article. If you’re eager for news of ol’ Hambo’s Ark, click over there to read it all. It’ll either restore your faith, or cause you to abandon hope.
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