When it comes to amusement parks, there are some pretty off-beat choices scattered across the globe. Apparently the concept of “amusement” is not universal, so what might seem fitting to one culture might seem bizarre to another. Get a load of some of these weird wonderlands that showcase oddities like dancing dwarfs, drug lord hippos and canine flatulence. Here are 10 wacky theme parks around the world that you might want to check out just for quirky kicks.
1. BonBon Land, Denmark
We’re all for an amusement park dedicated to yummy treats, but this candy-themed Danish park near Copenhagen also includes homages to dog farts and dung. Yes, you and the kids can enjoy the “Farting Dog” and “Skid Mark” roller coasters, along with murals of seagulls pooping into alligators’ mouths and pups passing gas. It was built in 1992 by a Danish confectioner who found toilet humor to be an effective marketing strategy. They say the Danes are the happiest people in the world, so who are we to judge?
2. Love Land, Korea
Jeju Island is Korea’s honeymoon hotspot, so it’s kind of fitting that there’s a kinky theme park dedicated to love there. However, brace yourself for some pretty graphic erotic sculptures and exhibits if you visit. There are 140 statues in salacious poses, funny phalluses and sexy mosaics that will make just about anyone blush or giggle. Think of it as a how-to course for inexperienced newlyweds, a refresher for those who want to learn some new tricks, or an ice-breaker for couples on matchmaker set-ups. Don’t miss the masturbation cycle in this park where “love oriented art and eroticism meet”. And you thought Korea had a conservative culture.