10 Strangest Amusement Parks
Try Napoleonland and Dickens World for starters
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2012 7:12 AM CST
Visitors take a boat trip at 'Dickens World,' a Charles Dickens-themed amusement park in Chatham Maritime, England.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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(Newser) – Roller coasters, water slides, and teacups are boring. Take a trip to one of these 10 strange amusement parks, compiled by Time.

  • Napoleonland: Opening in France in 2014, this park is dedicated to the French dictator and will feature a water show reenactment of the Battle of Trafalgar and a re-creation of Louis XVI on the guillotine.

  • The Children's Republic: Located in Argentina, this child-sized park is meant to educate the country's youth about democracy. Kid visitors can elect their own congress and negotiate with banks over pretend loans.
  • Grutas Park: This Lithuanian park is stuck in a Cold War twilight zone, with dozens of Soviet-era statues and a Soviet-era playground.
  • Dickens World: This UK park is a massive, $124 million re-creation of the 19th-century universe of Charles Dickens' novels.
  • Holy Land Experience: Want to know what Jerusalem looked like 2,000 years ago? This Orlando park is the place for you.
Check out the full list of weird amusement parks.