Check Out This Promo Video for a Spa-Amusement Park
Yes, this video and this project are real. The Japanese city of Beppu is known for hits hot springs and the tourists who visit the area's spas. So, logically, Beppu mayor Yasuhiro Nagano promised to combine a spa with an amusement park for only a million YouTube views. As of this writing, the view count is just a little over 2.1 million, so we're intrigued to see what the next steps for Spamusement will be.
There's the obvious logistical issues of water with a ton of mechanical equipment. Will the water be drained for each ride on the spa-coaster? Most importantly, are towels provided or should we bring our own?
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