Wow, well where to start! :D
Firstly, I'd like to nip in the bud the debate over whether it's real or not. Firstly, the site does show a level of professional design that I'd expect from a big company. Secondly, the whois website is very reliable. Thirdly, if this was a hoax then surely they'd have tried to make us believe something more silly or weird, otherwise it'd be pretty pointless.
Part of me wants to get really offended. The only thing to get offended about is the use of the Japanese earthquake. But you know what? Actually I think this is bloody cool. I've always thought rides have never really explored truly dark themes. I like the idea of them tying it in to real world disasters, I think it's pretty awesome for a coaster actually.
It definitely seems to confirm that the Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012 is the theme, specifically. I really hope that nuclear warning symbol is the logo of the ride, it's beautifully simple.
On the website itself, the phrase "help me uncover, help me warn" strongly implies there'll be some sort of online game, like Gardaland did, and I'll be amazed if there isn't.
"earthquakesSF SF QuakeBot retweetet by LC12net " wrote:
A 1.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 2.49 mi SW of San Ramon, CA. Details: [url=http://eqbot.com/Enq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://eqbot.com/Enq[/url] Map: [url=http://eqbot.com/En6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://eqbot.com/En6[/url]
I wonder if Thorpe know that 1.0 is an earthquake so weak you literally wouldn't notice it, and they happen all the time. :P