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This is a similar to scale, indoor ski spot in Dubai. It should give an idea what this one will be like. The one in NJ is supposedly 22 stories high which would be a bit different but the lifts and slopes are probably similar.
Xanadu is based on a similar project in Madrid, Spain. Opening is projected to be Spring/Summer '09. The project includes:
Snowdome: A 250,000 sq ft indoor ski resort that will be open year round. It is the first indoor ski resort in the U.S.
SkyVenture: A state-of-the-art skydiving simulator and Vertical wind tunnel.
Bergen Ballpark at the Meadowlands: The Bergen Ballpark at the Meadowlands will be a 8,000-seat baseball-only stadium housing a minor league baseball team.
Cabela's: A 175,000 sq ft outdoor equipment store including a mountain replica with running waterfalls and streams, a trout pond and trophy animals in re-creations of their distinct habitats, a 40,000-gallon freshwater aquarium stocked with fish native to the area, museum-quality representations of many wild-game species, including an expansive diorama devoted to African game animals, a World-class Gun Library, a full-service fly-fishing shop, a shooting gallery, indoor archery range, Bargain Cave, featuring discount prices on returned and discontinued merchandise. There will also be live fishing demonstrations, indoor archery and boating lessons.
AEG Live!: a 3,400 capacity live theater by Anschultz Entertainment Group that will hold concerts and other live performances. It will be "sister to the Nokia Theater in Times Square, NYC.
Muvico Theaters: As the country's largest theater, the 18-screen, 160,000 sq ft, Egyptian-themed Muvico will host film festivals and opening-night premieres. The theater will feature 18 wall-to-wall movie screens, stadium-seating, on-line advance ticketing, valet parking, a children's playroom, a Premier Level with its own restaurant and bar and nine balcony auditoriums with oversized loveseats, and a colossal rooftop terrace featuring a 60-foot outdoor screen and helipad.
Lucky Strike: An upscale bowling lounge that brings together bowling and entertainment, visitors will bowl in an intimate contemporary decor with a 1930's/1940' feel while enjoying American cuisine in an upscale restaurant and lounge.
LegoLand: the second to open and largest in the U.S.
It's Sugar!: The largest specialty sweets store in the world, visitors will travel across a candy-themed bridge over a 30-foot chocolate waterfall into a 36,000-square-foot city created out of sweets where they can enjoy a candy-themed elevated ride and candy museum.
Wannado City: Wannado City is an indoor role-playing amusement center. Billed as "where kids can do what they wannado," it is a child-sized representation of a metropolis where children aged 2–14 participate in different careers and other lifelike activities. Careers in which the "kidizens" can participate include firefighter, police officer, lawyer, TV reporter, and actor. They can use issued money, "Wongas", to set up bank accounts.
There are interactive fashion, interior design, and culinary center offerings housed within a food and home district. Many restaurants and retail will be included as well.
And what is the deal with the indoor ski slope? You could drive another hour and be at a REAL ski resort.
With gas prices the way they were a month or so ago, nobody was driving out of their way if they didn't have to. If you're a ski junkie and lived 20 minutes away, you might've been skiing there as opposed to driving an hour away.
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