Kingdom of the Little People, anyone? Take a walk on the weird side with these 10 bizarre theme parks.
Kingdom Of The Little People, Kunming, China
This theme park wins the spot on our list for "most offensive." In 2009 a Chinese entrepreneur decided to open a theme park of dwarves, hiring more than 100 little people to staff the place. Visitors are supposed to shell out around $9 to watch little people put on shows (like Swan Lake) and apparently check their moral decency at the door.
Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky
Tell the kids you're taking them to see Men in Black this summer as a special treat, and then secretly bring them to Kentucky's Creation Museum for Men in White instead (we’re sure this theatrical performance about the uselessness of carbon dating will stop their disappointed tears). This theme park/museum is 70,000 square feet of evolution-denying good times. Other parks may scare you with roller coasters, but the Creation Museum offers real terror by teaching you "the truth about antibiotic-resistant bacteria."
Dickens World, Kent, England
What book screams "fun and theme park" to you? No, it's not Harry Potter, it's the uplifting tale of an orphan, a criminal, a depressed spinster, and an emotionally abused child. The creators of Dickens World turned this cheerful story into the Great Expectations Boat Ride. But if that's not your thing, you can visit the Haunted House of 1859 (complete with thrilling special effects), the Victorian Schoolroom, or an animatronic show with robotic Dickens characters that we're sure isn't creepy at all.
World Joyland, Changzhou, China
Unconcerned with things like copyright laws, Changzhou's World Joyland park has all the fun of well-known video games—with none of the expense that comes from licensing names. The blatant rip-off of popular games World of Warcraft and Starcraft offers rides that are clearly based on the video games, but are renamed to Terrain of Magic and Universe of Starship in order to get around laws. Don't miss the Splash of Monster Blood ride, a totally-not-Warcraft-themed log-flume ride.