Day two in Jordan began with a visit to Digital City, a small family entertainment centre at the Istiklal Mall that was not previously known in the enthusiast community. Much to our surprise we found an elaborate FEC, with beautifully themed rides that really looked the part. The Wave Swinger is pictured below, but there was also a Wheel, a set of Bumper Cars, and a Ghost House. The latter featured the usual animatronics as well as a remarkable collection of luminous ghosts painted on every available surface.
An area at the centre of the park was occupied by a small Roller Coaster (#1872), a Miniotto Extended model coaster from IE Park. The layout featured a ten foot high lift hill leading to a single descending helix. Though small, it was nevertheless substantially more interesting than the figure eight ride we'd expected to find.
Adventure City Dead Sea
18th November 2012
We spent a bit of time at the Dead Sea itself, visiting both the visitors centre and part of the beach. The area we found wasn't associated with any of the major resorts, which is probably why it was covered in litter. As an aside, while at the beach my mobile phone abruptly welcomed me to Palestine. Am I allowed to claim a country credit if my phone does?
The developers of Adventure City Dead Sea opened their park with three karting tracks, a wave pool, and a restaurant. A rethink of the business in 2010 led to the two smaller tracks being closed and replaced with a selection of amusement rides. The majority of these are children's rides, but we did notice a full size set of Bumper Cars and a Hully Gully. There was also a small Brucomela (#1873) that the owners told us was bought second hand from a park in Syria.
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