The Most Unique Theme Parks For Families In The World

By: Alex Harmon, ellaslist 

Sure, Disneyland and Universal Studios are great, but if you want to take your next family holiday to the next level, check out these extraordinary theme parks from around the world. You'll be the talk of the neighbourhood! 

Thomas Land, USA

Bringing the Island of Sodor to life is the ever-popular Thomas Land in New England, USA. The attraction sprawls over 11.5 acres within the Edaville Family Theme Park and families can visit iconic destinations including Knapford Station and Tidmouth Sheds and enjoy 11 themed rides featuring favorite characters like Cranky the Crane, Harold the Helicopter, and more!
For more see the website.

Legoland, Denmark

Denmark's most beloved theme park which spawned replicas around the world. Here you'll find more than 50 rides and themed worlds including Mini Land with an Eiffel Tower (made of Lego, of course), Duplo Land, Adventure Land, Pirate Land, Polar Land, Ninja World and more. You can even stay in the Lego house hotel with lego pirates, princesses, knights, adventure heroes in the themed rooms. 
For more see the website.

Diggerland, USA

Real dump trucks, excavators, steamrollers, backhoes….not typically what you’d ever allow your children to stand near, let alone operate! Welcome to Diggerland USA, the only construction-themed amusement park in North America, and the stuff of little builders and future construction workers dreams.
Read more about Diggerland here.

Crayola Experience, USA

In Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Florida and Orlanda there's a whole theme park dedicated to crayons! Here, you can let your creativity run free with 26 hands-on activities where you can mould, burn off energy at the Crayola inspired indoor playground, customise the label on your very own crayon, star in your very own colouring in page, and LOADS more.
For more see the website.

Bon Bon-Land, Denmark

This candy themed park is Denmark's very own Willy Wonky Chocolate factory of bizarre attractions. Take for instance the wall-to-wall urinating dogs, puking rats, and cows with exposed breasts. Or the Dog Fart Switchback rollercoaster where you soar and glide over mounds of dog excrement while amplified fart sounds boom from a giant humiliated dog lifting his leg. This one is not for the prudish families!
For more see the website.

Hersheypark, Pennsylvania

Here's a chocolate themed theme park that won't leave a bad taste in your mouth!  At the Hershey bar theme park you can ride on 13 rollercoasters and water rides at the park's Boardwalk. You also get to meet and greet your favourite characters (well, candy bars) and try all the Hershey chocolate samples you can get your hands on. You can even stay in the hotel, which of course includes Hershey kisses on your pillows!
For more see the website.

 

Popeye Village, Malta

This ramshackle collection of wooden buildings set on a beautiful bay in Malta was constructed as a film set for the 1980 Robin Williams movie. Families can explore the colourful village, meet the characters and peruse through the Popeye comic museum. There are also regular boat trips, puppet shows and a cinema, where you can watch the Popeye film. Kids will love the popular "Take 2 filming" where you will be able to take part in daily filming and become the actors in a live action movie.
For more see the website.

 

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