French Theme Park ‘Napoleonland’ in the Works

We bet there won't be height restrictions for the rides.

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An image of "The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries," an 1812 painting by Jacques-Louis David.

An attraction for amusement park enthusiasts and history buffs alike might seem like a tall order, but France has found the answer: Napoleonland. According to current plans, this elaborate park, spearheaded by politician Yves Jégo, will be built just south of Paris, at the site of Napoleon’s victorious Battle of Montereau, the Telegraph reported.

Key diversions will include daily reenactments of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, which ended Napoleon’s rule, and a water show recreating the Battle of Trafalgar, another major defeat for Napoleon. The park’s planners also aspire to recreate the death of France’s last king, Louis XVI, who was guillotined during the French Revolution. Another potential feature is a ski run through a wintry battlefield, complete with frozen bodies of soldiers and horses, according to the Daily Mail.

Slightly less sinister attractions will include a museum, eateries, a hotel and gift shops.

As of now, there is no national museum dedicated to the French icon. Jégo hopes to begin construction in 2014, opening Napoleonland’s doors in 2017. The park will likely create 3,000 jobs, but will come with an estimated $232 million price tag. With any luck, the planners won’t come up short. (Sorry.)

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