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Ever Wanted to Take a Ride...Inside a Nuclear Plant?

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It's a familiar ride if you're an amusement park or carnival goer. Take a seat. Buckle yourself in and let your feet dangle as you spin and rise and fall.

Well, here's a Chair-O-Planes ride with a twist. A nuclear twist.

When you look down past your dangling feet on this ride in Wunderland Kalkar on you're not only seeing ground 190-feet below you, but you'll be looking at the innards of a nuclear cooling tower.

Take a virtual spin by watching this video:

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Dutch developer Hennie van der Most bought the nuclear plant in 1991, which was never operational, and built it into a theme park, which averages 600,000 patrons a year and has more than 40 attractions, according to Popular Science. Wunderland Kalkar opened in 2005.

The plans and construction of the nuclear power plant began in the 1970s, but, according to Amusing Planet,  limited resources, safety concerns and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster stopped plans for an active plant completely.

[H/T Popular Science]

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