Twilight fans flood US logging town

Twilight fans flood US logging town

A quiet American logging town has seen its tourism numbers jump by more than 1,000 per cent since it was made world-famous by the Twilight vampire saga.

Forks, in Washington state, has been inundated with visitors since the release of the movies based on Stephanie Meyer’s series of books about the romance between vampire Edward and human Bella, played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

In June and July alone more people came to visit than in the whole of last year. Favourite activities for ‘Twihards’ include having their picture taken with the Forks sign and visiting Bella’s school and Dr Cullen’s hospital.

Not that this is all there is to see in the area, Forks is located on the Olympic Peninsula, an area of natural beauty that is home to the million acres of the Olympic National Park, a World Heritage Site, the Quieute Indian Reserve and a million acres of forest, including some of the tallest trees in the world.

And locals have been quick to cash in on the town’s newfound popularity. A Twilight-themed eatery is opening soon, but it is already possible to pick up ‘Bella Burgers’ in Forks diners.

A page dedicated to Twilight fans has been set up by tourism officials at .

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