Fancy a weekend break somewhere a little more enchanting than a Travelodge? Well, if internet rumour is to be believed you could soon be heading off to a Middle Earth theme park where "you'll experience one-of-a-kind rides and attractions that bring to life some of the most memorable experiences of Tolkien's world." Phew...

Any boy wizard fans out there will know that Universal Studios in Florida recently opened their Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park to much applause. Anyway, flush with its success Universal are now sniffing around for interest in their new grand scheme according to a user on the internet forum MiceChat, who broke the story recently by publishing a survey email he had received from Universal which read like this:

"Imagine if you will a world unlike any you've ever visited before: it's Middle Earth, the ancient and beautiful land forged by J.R.R. Tolkien as the backdrop for his two most well known creations, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Walk as a human among dwarves, elves, orcs and hobbits -- all faithfully recreated and portrayed in the spirit of the original characters as they appeared in both the books and the movies..."

Read more about the possible Lord Of the Rings theme park after the jump... Fancy a weekend break somewhere a little more enchanting than a Travelodge? Well, if internet rumour is to be believed you could soon be heading off to a Middle Earth theme park where "you'll experience one-of-a-kind rides and attractions that bring to life some of the most memorable experiences of Tolkien's world." Phew...

Any boy wizard fans out there will know that Universal Studios in Florida recently opened their Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park to much applause. Anyway, flush with its success Universal are now sniffing around for interest in their new grand scheme according to a user on the internet forum MiceChat, who broke the story recently by publishing a survey email he had received from Universal which read like this:

"Imagine if you will a world unlike any you've ever visited before: it's Middle Earth, the ancient and beautiful land forged by J.R.R. Tolkien as the backdrop for his two most well known creations, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Walk as a human among dwarves, elves, orcs and hobbits -- all faithfully recreated and portrayed in the spirit of the original characters as they appeared in both the books and the movies."

"In this land you'll experience one-of-a-kind rides and attractions that bring to life some of the most memorable experiences of Tolkien's world including Bilbo's hobbit hole, the fortress at Isengard (before it was destroyed) and even the dark world of Mordor -- including the terrifying volcanic Mount Doom."

Hmmm, they sound pretty serious but the word on the digital street is that the idea will stand or fall on whether The Hobbit prequels actually ever get funding and go into production. If they do, you'll be able to gasp in amazement as Universal attempt to reduce the vast scale of Tolkien's literary achievements to a couple of rollercoasters and a 'One Ring Donut to Rule Them All' refreshment shop.

Would you visit a 'Lord of the Rings' theme park?

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