Japanese theme park somehow 'shocked' at horrified reaction to their frozen fish ice rink.

Japanese theme park somehow 'shocked' at horrified reaction to their frozen fish ice rink.

In what is somehow today's second "bad ice skating" story, a Japanese theme park called Space World apologized for freezing 5,000 fish into the floor of its ice rink.

"Sick in the head, why would you do that?" wrote one outraged commenter on Facebook, before all posts about the attraction were removed. "Hope your business get shut down."

According to CNN, the park bragged of the feat as a "world first." They also posted photos of the fish in ice with such clever captions as: "I am d... d... drowning, s... s... suffocating."

Talking animals—not always adorable.


After the predictable backlash on Facebook and other social media, Space World manager Toshimi Takeda told CNN:

We were shocked to hear the reaction as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago, we had an unprecedented number of visitors.

(But) we had endless opinions about the project, we were shocked ... We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink on that night.


Worth noting is that Space World says they purchased the fish already deceased from a local market. They now plan to use them as fertilizer after an "appropriate religious service."

Some of the fish were arranged in a fun greeting for tourists.

At this point, a religious service for the fish seems particularly farcical. One second you're skating on their graves, the next you're giving them a state funeral.

Ah, the good people of Space World. They should invest in some black cowboy hats and reopen with a whole new shtick.