Thermal baths are for relaxing, right? Well not anymore. Thanks to a now viral video, Japan’s Beppu City is set for bringing hot springs into an amusement park, appropriately dubbed as the “spamusement park.”
Imagine sitting in a roller coaster, waist deep in thermal waters. Kids and elderly alike are in towels and flip-flops. The roller coaster starts climbing and starts accelarating, splashing water on the nearby coupling sitting underneath the tracks. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
Last month, the mayor of Beppu City has pledged that if the above video hits a million Youtube views, the city would undertake the construction of a “spamusement park.” (Beppu City has one of the world’s largest source of hot springs.) The video went viral and in a matter of days, 4 to be exact, the video hit 1 million views.
Michitaka Kubota, a spokesman from Beppu’s tourist department stated to the Japan Times that the spamusement park may not exactly be as presented in the video:
“It’s only an image. We are still discussing safety issues, for example, whether we could actually run hot water inside a roller coaster. But the rides will be something fun.”