25 Extremely Bizarre Theme Parks

Posted by , Updated on May 10, 2014

From wedding traditions to food, different cultures find different things to be strange. So although to you a theme park full of vomiting rats might be a little weird, to someone else it could be perfectly normal (and apparently it is). No matter where you are from though, we are sure you will find at least one of these 25 extremely bizarre theme parks to leave you scratching your head.
25

Dubai Land, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Land

This three billion square foot monstrosity features numerous attractions including the world’s largest waterpark and lifelike reconstructions of the Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Eiffel Tower.

24

World Waterpark, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

World Waterpark, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

With a size of over 20 hectares this is the world’s largest indoor water park. Opened to the public in 1986 it is located in West Edmonton Mall, itself the fifth largest mall in the world.

23

Parque Jaime Duque, Bogotá, Colombia

Parque Jaime Duque, Bogotá, Colombia

Built by Jaime Duque Grisales, a famous Colombian aviator, as a gift to his fellow Colombians, this park probably features the strangest mix of attractions of any park on this list with 700 bizarre scultpures including a male statue of liberty.

22

Diggerland, England

Diggerland, England

Bringing children together with heavy machinery, this construction themed park has several locations throughout England.

21

Love Land, Cheju Island, South Korea

Love Land, Cheju Island, South Korea

This South Korean amusement park is actually a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds and was in fact conceived as a way to teach them about conjugal love.


20

Dickens World, England

Dickens World

This 75,000-square-foot amusement park re-creates a 19th-century Dickensian town full of hunger, criminals, and even a Great Expectations boat ride.

19

BonBon-Land, Denmark

Bon Bon Land

Getting its name from the popular Danish candy this them park is full of gross animal attractions like vomiting rats and urinating ants. It may seem strange but supposedly it has something to do with the various names of the candies like “bird droppings” and “dead flies”.

18

Harmony Land, Japan

Harmony Land, Japan

Home to the famous Hello Kitty character visitors here can visit the feline’s castle and take a boat ride through huge underground apartments complexes.

17

Shijingshan Amusement Park, Beijing

Shijingshan Amusement Park, Beijing

With ripoffs of nearly every popular western attraction the sign hanging over the front entrance reads “DisneyLand is too far”.

16

Grutas Park, Lithuania

Grutas Park, Lithuania

Full of homage to the Soviet regime, this two mile long amusement park has earned the nickname “Stalin World”.

15

Dwarf Empire, Kunming, China

Dwarf Empire, Kunming, China

Found on top of a hill in southern China this park is almost entirely staffed by short people that do all sorts of singing and dancing shows for the park’s visitors.

14

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin, Australia

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin, Australia

At this reptile theme park visitors are able to get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous creatures in the world.

13

Suoi Tien Park, Vietnam

Suoi Tien Park, Vietnam

Built on what Buddhists consider a sacred site this park is is filled with aquariums, thousands of crocodiles, and a unicorn palace. We’re not completely sure how those things come together.

12

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, UAE

As the world’s largest indoor park it covers more than 2 million square feet and on its roof it features the largest Ferrari logo on Earth.

11

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa

Located in Singapore, this theme park features folklore out of Chinese literature. You’ll find various tributes to confucianism as well as several extremely strange sculptures scattered about (like the filthy blood pond above).

10

Memory Village

Memory Village

Started by Ron and Carla Bluntschli of Haiti they wanted to let people experience life as a slave. Participants are given clothing, food, and experience a day in the life of a slave that actually ends with a rebellion.

9

Zero Gravity, Dallas, Texas

Zero-Gravity,-Dallas,-Texas

For just a little over 30 dollars visitors to this park can experience one of most insane rides in the world. In fact, it has even been used by scientists to simulate a near death experience.

8

Divo Ostrov (Wonder Island), St. Petersburg, Russia

Divo Ostrov (Wonder Island), St. Petersburg, Russia

With some of the most terrifying rides in the eastern hemisphere, this park just outside of St Petersburg, Russia doesn’t have the best safety track record either. Apparently it’s meant to be family friendly though.

7

World Joyland, Changzhou, China

World Joyland, Changzhou, China

Not really concerning themselves with copyright laws, this amusement park features numerous rides ripped off from popular video games like World of Warcraft.

6

Hacienda Napoles

Hacienda Napoles

This family friendly theme park in Colombia gives visitors a chance to hang out with exotic animals and visit its museum. In order to get there though you have to pass under the gate seen above and that plane on top isn’t just any plane. It’s the same plane Pablo Escobar used to bring his first load of cocaine to the United States.

5

Dollywood

Dollywood

Although Dolly Parton was more known for her singing than anything else the Tennessee theme park that bears her name is known for its fast and furious rides.

4

Išgyvenimo Drama, Lithuania

Išgyvenimo Drama, Lithuania

Little more than a bunker in the woods, this “theme park” is staffed by former members of the soviet army and is intended to give visitors an idea of what life would have been like for citizens in the USSR.

3

The Children’s Republic

The Children's Republic

Created in order to teach Argentinian youth about democracy children can come here and do everything from elect their own congress to acquire bank loans.

2

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

With over 60 rides based solely on the Hershey’s chocolate brand the word on the street is that coming here is a pretty sweet experience.

1

Napoleonland, Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France

Napoleonland, Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France

Although it’s not scheduled to open until 2017 we venture to say that there probably won’t be many height restrictions on the rides…

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