August 4, 2011 15:10
Alice Cooper launches his own theme park ride
The temporary attraction will be based at LA's Universal Studios
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.
Alice Cooper also plays a six date UK Halloween tour following the album's release.
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