Offbeat Theme Parks of the World
Looking for an interesting place to relax and unwind? If these parks are your thing and yet are tired of their seemingly generic charade of sights and activities, you might want to take a look at these weirdly fascinating theme parks gathered by BBC Travel.
Crocosaurus Cove (Darwin, Australia)
Going to Australia with the long flight and hefty exchange rate is nothing to what the Crocosaurus Cove has in store for its visitors. Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove has the “Cage of Death”, a submerged glass enclosure that will submerge visitors in a pool of 800-kilogram crocodiles. This is the only crocodile dive experience in the country. Visitors are also able to feed chinks of meat to 100 snappers from a suspended platform.
Išgyvenimo Drama (Vilnius, Lithuania)
If you are tired of spending your holidays in some hotel and swimming in pools, you might take great pleasure in going inside an ex-USSR bunker buried on the ground. Go back to 1984 and experience a three-hour funfest of surprisingly realistic grueling marches, KGB grilling, and Soviet cooking. All of these plus gas masks and snarling dogs.
Suoi Tien (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
The Suoi Tien is situated is a 260-acre swamp right next to a dump. This might not be an ideal place for a theme park but thousands of people flock in this Buddhist-themed water park, the first of its kind in the world. it has a waterslide that shoots from a Buddhist sage’s beard, the Crocodile Kingdom that is home to 25,000 hungry snappers, and the Palace of Unicorns which is a chamber that carries a theme of Buddhist hell.
Angry Birds Land (Tampere, Finland)
If you are part of the 30 million people who have seemed to spend most of their days shooting birds to pigs, the Angry Birds Land would be the perfect destination to get fed up of this addicting game. This park just opened in June 2012 and offers the thrills of the game in real life like the “Angry Birds Ride of the Mushroom Race” and “The Pig Popper”.
House of Father Frost (Veliky Ustyug, Russia)
Santa Claus, otherwise known as Father Frost actually lives in a desolate Russian forest, not in the North Pole. The visitors walk through a wooded path that are bathed with activities of so-called “Merriments of Youth”. Its main attraction is a 12-room mansion which houses Father Frost, his wardrobe, and his pillow collection.
Dollywood (Tennessee, United States)
As you might have already guessed, this theme park is all about Hollywood’s Dolly Parton. This is one of the states most popular attractions and features yeehaw rides and other down-home family fun. Visitors can even try on her wigs, purchase her clothes, sing a duet with a virtual Dolly, and even ask a robot Dolly any kind of question.
Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
This is the largest indoor theme park in the world, spanning 42,000 acres and costing $40 million. In Ferrari World, visitors can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster, gawk at the world’s biggest Ferrari logo, and drop some money in the world’s largest Ferrari store.
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Amy C. takes a fascination on whatever is the biggest, weirdest, and most fascinating places in the world. When she is not writing about world spots that fit into any superlative category, she helps in the office works of DMac Industries, particularly in corrugated decking panel and deck panels galvanized products. Check out her next post for more of these interesting places.