DER WAL DER ÖSTERREICH VERSCHLUCKTE
(The Whale that swallowed Austria)
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Moby Dick ride, the Austrian version. In the period just preceding the Second World War, the famous American film director John Huston created a masterpiece based on a book by the same name. One of the film’s stars was a little known Austrian actor who goes by the name: Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln.
Moby Dick tells the story of Captain Ahab and his vendetta against Moby Dick, the great white whale responsible for taking his leg.
But, Ladies and gentlemen, today Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln flips the story on its tail. What you are about to see will cause you to reflect. Can such things happen, even in the dark roofs of Vienna? Can such things be allowed to occur? Can such people be allowed to be what they are, do what they do, frighten whom they frighten?
Ladies and gentlemen, Ladies and gentlemen, the adventures that Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln concocted for you today take place in the nine remote islands of Austria. These adventures are adventures of the imagination.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ladies and gentlemen, Austria is transformed by Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wichel’s imagination into a mighty ocean. His imagination spreads through ancient cities of the old world like a gigantic white whale, casting shadows everywhere. Your mission is to hunt and kill the Austrian White Whale of the imagination.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ladies and gentlemen, if you have a weak heart, or, you are afraid of stormy seas and can’t swim
DO NOT…DO NOT…DO NOT ENTER…DO NOT ENTER…DO NOT SPEND THE EVENING INSIDE. YOU MAY LOSE YOUR SOUL. YOU MAY BECOME INVOLVED IN TERRIBLE THINGS.