Bangalore (UNI): Ripley Entertainment Inc (REI), which runs
popular amusement parks in ten countries, has its largest fan base
in India, though it is yet to set up shop in the country. Informing
this at an interaction with reporters here, REI President Robert
Masterson said the company had become popular among Indians through
its show on AXN channel ''Ripley's Believe It Or Not'' and received
maximum number of mails and faxes from India.
He said ''Ripley fans can now be happy as the company is setting
up its amusement park in the Rs 500-crore Innovative film city
coming up near Bidadi about 40 km from here.'' Later, speaking at
the Special Delegates Meet of the Film City, he said, ''We have set
up amusement parks in ten countries, but India remains our
favourite place as we have the biggest fan base here. We were
looking for a suitable franchise and we ultimately got the ideal
location near Bangalore. Our amusement park, now being constructed
at a fast pace, will be ready by April 2007.'' REI fans can now
enjoy their favourite 'Believe It Or Not' programme, the storehouse
of most incredible sights, sounds and experiences in India.
Apart from 'Believe It Or Not', REI would also offer famous
amusements like ''Aquarium of the Smokies,'' which proclaims 'no
acquarium gets you closer', The Moving Theatre, Davy Crockett Mini
Golf, Haunted Adventure, Old McDonalds Farm, Louis Tussaud's, Sight
Seeing Trains and the unforgettable Guinness World Records.