Alice Cooper launches his own theme park ride
Alice Cooper is set to launch his very own theme park ride at the Universal Studios theme park in Los Angeles.
Welcome To My Nightmare is a 'spooky' maze and will only be a temporary attraction, forming part of the theme park’s Halloween celebrations, running from September 23 to October 31.
Universal Studios' creative director John Murdy has said of the ride: "As a life-long Alice Cooper fan who's been motivated and inspired by his craft, I am absolutely thrilled by this incredible opportunity. It's a nightmare come true."
The attraction has been co-designed by Cooper and it incorporates guillotines, spiders, electric chairs and snakes, reports The Guardian, as well as playing host to songs from Cooper's forthcoming album, 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', the sequel to 1975’s 'Welcome To My Nightmare'.
Alice Cooper has said that the ride "is a nightmare that will haunt visitors' dreams for a long time to come… [It's a] living horror movie, so there's no place more appropriate to offer a preview of the new [record]."
Alice Cooper will release 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' on October 17. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the album features a guest appearance from Ke$ha – on 'What Baby Wants' - as well as original Alice Cooper bandmembers Denis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith, who are reunited for three album tracks.
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