Mexican amusement park offers fake border crossing

'Night Walk' puts tourist groups through the wringer for 3 hours

POSTED: 08:03 AM PDT Jun 27, 2013 
Night Walk border crossing attraction

A new amusement park attraction in Mexico is giving visitors the thrill of an illegal border crossing without the risk of arrest.

The Parque EcoAlberto in Hidalgo says it's offering the experience, complete with fake smugglers and Border Patrol agents, as a way to dissuade Mexicans from attempting to cross the U.S. border, PBS reported.

For three hours, visitors are put through the wringer, enduring sirens, chases and the threat of dogs.

Tours of the Night Walk attraction cost the equivalent of about $20.

Visitors can also enjoy other recreational attractions like hot springs and rappelling, according to the park website.

An administrator at the park, Maribel Garcia, told PBS the purpose of the border crossing attraction is simple.

"Our objective is to stop the immigration that exists amongst our citizens, principally from the state of Mexico to the U.S.," she said.