KENTUCKY - To create additional jobs, a theme park based entirely on the Babylonian creation myth is set to open mid-July.
Set 15 miles from Kentuky's Ark Encounter, the Mummu Museum and Water Park is designed to be a testament to universal creation from Apsu and Tiamat, out of a merging of sweet and salt waters. "We think there's some great synergy between the two attractions," said Governor Steven Beshear. "They are both water based, for one, and both will create jobs here in Kentucky. Like I've been saying, I wasn't elected to debate religion, I was elected to create jobs, and that's just what I'm doing."
The Mummu Museum and Water Park will feature several massive water-based rides which "simulate the creation of the universe... as well as get patrons righteously soaked, perfect for a hot summer day," according to promotional literature.
Not to be out-done, Tennessee has begun construction of the Vishnu Experience outside Nashville, a celebration of Hindu creation legend, in which visitors can actually climb aboard the sleeping god while he rests atop the "thousand headed snake called Shesha," at they float through a 40,000 gallon indoor pool and spa.
"At the end of the day, these attractions will benefit the local economy, create jobs, and spur tourism," said Gov. Beshear. "I don't see anything wrong with that at all."