Is the world ready for a Rush Limbaugh theme park?
Limbaugh hinted on his top-rated radio show Thursday that a theme park inspired by his latest bestselling book, "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims," may one day become a reality.
He made the off-hand remark while speaking to Siggie, a homeschooling mother, who called in to praise the book. She told Limbaugh he made history come alive for her kids and said they got hooked on the book because Limbaugh "spoke their language."
"You got them at the poop deck," she chuckled.
Siggie then asked when the next installment in the children's series would be coming out.
After some hesitation, Limbaugh strongly implied that another book would indeed be published in the future.
"I know the answer to that," he said. "It's supposed to be an intriguing open-ended proposition."
The caller's children also wanted to know if a movie version of the book might be in the works. Again, Limbaugh hesitated.
"You know, you're making this hard for me," he replied with a sigh. "There is this engrained hope that there is going to be another adventure, and I don't think they're going to be disappointed.
"You tell your kids that we are going to be giving life to the poop deck.
"You've had two requests today — one a suggestion, one a request — and you've basically had both of them answered if you're listening carefully," said Limbaugh.
With that, Limbaugh shifted the topic to a conversation about homeschooling and socialization, leaving listeners to wonder what to make of his tantalizing talk.
Limbaugh's most surprising comment came after the caller mentioned taking her children to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
At that point, Limbaugh interjected: "The fervent hope is that one day you can take your kids to Rush Revere World instead of Disney World. I'm just giving you another hint here."
The broadcaster's foray into children's literature has already been a great success.
"Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" tells the story of the radio host’s alter ego, a middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In the book, he is transported back in time, with his talking horse "Liberty," to the deck of the Mayflower.
Limbaugh’s “True Story of Thanksgiving” has been a long time annual staple on his radio show; "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" expands on that stirring tale.
He has said in the past that he hopes to "teach what is rarely being taught in schools today.”
The new book "doesn’t have an agenda,” Limbaugh told radio listeners. “It’s just a truthful story about the Pilgrims.”
As WND reported, pre-orders for "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims" reached No. 1 at Amazon the day Limbaugh announced the book was heading for store shelves. The title hit the same spot the day it was published on Oct. 29.
Since then, Limbaugh says he has been overwhelmed with fan mail from children and adults alike, thanking him for making American history accessible and enjoyable.