10 Strangest Amusement Parks

Try Napoleonland and Dickens World for starters
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2012 7:12 AM CST
10 Strangest Amusement Parks
Visitors take a boat trip at 'Dickens World,' a Charles Dickens-themed amusement park in Chatham Maritime, England.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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. (Read more amusement parks stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.