5 More Attraction Ideas for Ronald Reagan Great Park

Categories: OC Media, Politics
Between the time the reporting was done on this week's cover story and that issue hit the streets, more ideas for attractions at the future Ronald Reagan Great Park have been floated like a large orange balloon.

Indeed, the brilliant stroke of naming Irvine's massive public-works project after "The Gipper" has invigorated park planners, decision makers and the public.

Here are but five new attraction ideas on the drawing boards.

1.) Great Moments With Mr. Reagan

"Oil can . . . oil can . . ."
Borrowing technology from the animatronic Abraham Lincoln at Disneyland, the Ronald Wilson Reagan version will highlight an incredible life, and for each performance, one lucky audience member will be told by the robotic president, "Has anyone ever mentioned you look like Danny Thomas?" Plans are afoot to have Rich Little supply the voice once they locate the real-life Reagan impersonator at whichever Indian casino he's currently headlining.

2.) Star Tours 2.0

Mutual assured destruction has never been so fun! That's what you'll be saying at the end of this enclosed ride that puts you in a vibrating seat facing a screen projecting goofy characters (think Edward Teller painted gold as C-3PO and Dana Rohrabacher stuffed into the R2-D2 can). Don't think the Stars Wars defense system will work? It does in the movies.

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