Dracula Park cancelled
The Romanian Orthodox Church never stops fighting the forces of darkness.
Romania's Orthodox church has welcomed a government decision to cancel a "Dracula Park" entertainment complex near Bucharest, five years after the project was initiated to take advantage of the country's legendary vampire. "Our church was against this project from the beginning - we regard the fact that it has now been dropped as something normal," said Constantin Stoica, the church's spokesperson. "Although the churches weren't consulted, they made clear the Dracula myth had nothing to do with Romanian history, and this view was shared by many historians." Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu had in March announced the cancellation of the contract with Dracula Inc, the company assigned to build the 460-hectare theme park at Snagov, near Bucharest.The cancellation had little to do with religious views, but rather irregularities in the contract and delays.