February 25th, 2016
Calais, FRANCE- French authorities began dismantling the vast refugee camp known as the ‘Jungle’ on the outskirts of Calais on Thursday as final plans were approved to build France’s largest water park on the location where the camp currently sits.
Bulldozers and other heavy machinery were brought to the location to aid in a clean up that experts predict could take months, leading many to ask the logical question of when the water park would be completed. Building officials were unable to make an accurate prediction but analysts say the project could last up to 14 months or longer. If contractors make record progress and there are no problems along the way, it could be possible for the park to open for the 2017 summer season.
When the water park is finally completed, it will boast over 25 water slides, 6 wave pools, 3 restaurants, an aquarium as well as retail space and a lazy river. The size of the project will make it the biggest water park in France and one of the largest in Europe. Officials believe the attraction will bring in much needed tourist money and revitalize the area for years to come. While everyone is in favor of the water park, many residents of nearby Calais fear the park may overwhelm the small town.
While the refugees were upset initially at the prospect of having to move yet again, those concerns were quickly forgotten when they were presented with coupons good for 20% off the water park admission price when completed. (Offer not to be used in tandem with any other promotion, only valid on weekdays and non holidays, additional restrictions apply, see CalaisWaterParkAssociation.com for details.) Even though residents of the ‘Jungle’ speak many different languages, one thing everyone can agree on is that everyone loves a good water park.
“What can you do?”, asked Komal Nanjahni, an Afghan refugee. “Yes, the additional strain on me and my family will be severe and even more humiliating than it has been already, but that’s a small price to pay for such an water park. Did you see the plans? 25 water slides! And we get 20% discount just because we’re refugees! God bless you Calais Water Park Association! I knew we left war-torn Afghanistan for a reason.”
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