‘Survivor’: Coming to a Theme Park Near You

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  03.30.09 | 12:20 PM ET

Move over, American Idol: “Survivor” is the latest reality TV phenomenon to get the theme-park treatment—and no, sadly, I don’t mean that the next season will force young parents to survive 40 days in the Magic Kingdom. (Now that, I would watch.)

Instead, CBS has created “Survivor: Live,” a free stage show that will visit three U.S. theme parks this summer, with plans for an expanded touring schedule next summer. Variety reports: “The half-hour ‘Survivor: Live’ will use clips from the TV series—as well as actors portraying previous contestants—and divide the audience into four ‘tribes.’ Volunteers from the crowd will go through a series of four challenges, leading eventually to a sole winner.” Weight loss from The Survivor Diet not included. (Via The Remote Island)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

3 Comments for ‘Survivor’: Coming to a Theme Park Near You

TambourineMan 03.30.09 | 1:36 PM ET

Oh man, I feel bad for the Survivor Live actors. When you’re portraying previous Survivor contestants at theme parks, you know you’ve hit rock bottom.

Eva Holland 03.30.09 | 6:40 PM ET

No kidding! I guess it would be one thing to play Richard Hatch or one of the other semi-famous ones, but there’s not much dignity in playing a forgotten reality TV contestant. Ouch.

WorldHumfan 04.01.09 | 3:48 PM ET

That’s very odd?
A forgotten reality TV contestant can’t be a good thing for anyone?

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