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I'm so not even kidding.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">CHATHAM (Reuters) - Literary purists may quake at the prospect of a Charles Dickens theme park complete with a Great Expectations boat ride and Ye Olde Curiosity Gift Shop.<br><br><br><br>
But Dickens World, a 62 million pound ($115 mln) complex built in the naval dockyard where his father once worked as a clerk, is confidently predicting 300,000 visitors a year to this new attraction dedicated to the Victorian author.<br><br><br><br>
"We are not Disneyfying Dickens," insists manager Ross Hutchins as he dons hard hat and fluorescent jacket to tour the site, a hive of activity as the Fagin's den playground and Newgate Prison's grimy walls are given their finishing touches.</div>
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My favorite line...."If Dickens was alive today, he would probably have built the place himself". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I think I just snorted water out of my nose.
 

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Why, I think it's a great idea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> When I was nine, my parents took me to see Oliver! I thought that movie didn't quite make Victorian London depressing <i>enough.</i> This new theme park should correct that a bit, I think.
 

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It reminds me of Jane Austin World from Red Dwarf.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oh! Oh! Think of the pickpocket posibilities! Young children could be taken around by their guide the Artful dodger and learn new skills. Won't mummy and daddy be surprised when little Johnny comes home with a pocketful of dosh??
 

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Ha ha.<br><br>
This is rather genius.<br><br>
&&A total ilrelevant side note.<br><br>
Charles Dickin's was born in the same city I was born and live in.<br><br>
How exciting. Ha ha.
 

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Welcome to Victorian London. Or as we Victorians call it....London.<br><br><br><br>
Spiderman and I made this song up for your enjoyment.<br><br><br><br>
(to the tune of It's a Small World)<br><br><br><br>
It's a world of rats<br><br>
It's a world of fleas<br><br>
it'as a world of pestilence<br><br>
and disease<br><br>
There's so much that we share<br><br>
that it's time we're aware<br><br>
that the plague will kill us all.<br><br><br><br>
They article i just read said it will recreate accurately the "sights and smells" of Victorian London. Who wants to smell that???????
 

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This story was actually my favorite from last week in the "England theme park" genre:<br><br><a href="http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=48445" target="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/news/video/vi...?videoId=48445</a>
 

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Damn, someone's made a rap song out of wordsworth?<br><br><br><br>
I've always said that if i had a delorean, the first thing I'd do would be to put landmines in that daffodil field. I've always hated that poem.<br><br><br><br>
that said, I actually reckon that it's a fairly good treatment of it. I noticed that they avoided gettng a cumbrian rapper.<br><br><br><br>
Which begs the question: Does rap exist in cumbria?
 

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This reminds me of a school project we had to do. We did an infomerical for products taking advantage of a hypothetic Great Expectations cultural fad. All I remember is Mrs. Havisham's Sunblock to stay your pasty whitest.
 
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