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A $2 billion Mars theme park experience in Las Vegas?

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Mars World Enterprises

Mars theme park rendering.

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Mars theme park rendering.

It might turn out to be little more than wishful thinking, but John Spencer, designer and founder of the Space Tourism Society, has outlined plans to build a $2 billion red planet theme park experience as a Las Vegas tourist attraction.

John has begun his second round of $17 million fundraising to move the project from concept to reality. John designed Japan’s Space World theme park and part of the International Space Station and worked on the Star Trek Experience when it was launched at the Las Vegas Hilton.

He wants Mars World to be open by 2021, and he’s looking at two possible sites, both 66 acres to 85 acres, between I-15 and Las Vegas Boulevard to create his Mars colony.

John has plans for simulated Mars walks in one-fourth Earth gravity, a Rover space tram to carry visitors around the crater, an out-of-this-world concert space and an animatronic petting zoo for children.

Credit to Elizabeth Howell of Space.com for breaking the exclusive news. Several leading global corporate execs have joined the Mars World team to bring it to fruition.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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