“Oil rig” and “family fun” aren’t often used in the same sentence, but a new theme park in Saudi Arabia is looking to change that in a manner that’s both safe and not nearly as boring as you might expect.
The country’s newest theme park is called The Rig. It’s a former oil rig in the Arabian Gulf that will be converted into a more than 1.6 million-square-foot theme park, consisting of three hotels and 11 restaurants across several connected platforms. Plenty of adrenaline-pumping experiences will be on tap, like bungee jumping, roller coasters, a simulated beach, a go kart track, and more. Multiple helipads and 50 docks for boats will help with getting people out onto this ocean theme park.