Harrah's unveils theme park(iPort) as part of Singapore casino bid-thestar-3/14/2006
Source: thestar online
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino operator, unveiled its vision for a high-tech theme park called "iPort'' that will anchor its bid to build a casino megaresort in Singapore.
The project's executive producer is Hollywood director James Cameron, who will contribute the rights and oversight to develop interactive rides based on his hit movies.
"We've been discussing already an 'Aliens' attraction and there's a discussion of a 'Titanic' attraction, what I call the 'Titanic' restaurant-slash-near-death experience,'' Cameron told reporters at an unveiling in Las Vegas.
The 16-story, 1 million-square-foot (90,000-square-meter) theme park will have five levels, a gondola-type people mover and giant television screens called "video cyclones'' that will swirl through the middle. Harrah's is one of several casino operators, including No. 2 MGM Mirage Inc., vying to build a casino in Singapore, which last year reversed its decades-old ban on casino gambling.