The World’s Worst Theme Parks
Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 07.08.10 | 11:27 AM ET
Foreign policy offers up an amusing list: six of the world’s worst theme parks.
Among those making the cut is China’s Shijingshan Amusement Park outside Beijing. It’s home to a knock-off Sleeping Beauty Castle and costumed Disney characters strolling the grounds. A banner that once hung outside the park declared, “Disney is too far, so please come to Shijingshan.”
As Foreign Policy’s title over that pick notes: “It’s only a small copyright violation after all.”
We’ve written about Shinjingshan before. Here’s a Japanese news report we published in 2007 with video taken in the park. Note the creepy looking stuffed cat characters, too.