World's Strangest Theme Parks
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World's Strangest Theme Parks

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From Orlando to Beijing, weird amusement parks attract the curious—and the crazy.

Diggerland, England

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With four locations covering 250 acres across England, this construction-themed franchise pairs children with heavy machinery. More than 200,000 hoe enthusiasts large and small visit each year, flocking to rides like the Spindizzy, a converted digger that spins around with riders strapped into the elevated bucket. Dump-truck racers must be at least 17 but need only an “idea of how to drive.”

Best of the Strange: The park has its own backhoe stunt team, the Dancing Diggers, which performs private shows.

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Diggerland, England

With four locations covering 250 acres across England, this construction-themed franchise pairs children with heavy machinery. More than 200,000 hoe enthusiasts large and small visit each year, flocking to rides like the Spindizzy, a converted digger that spins around with riders strapped into the elevated bucket. Dump-truck racers must be at least 17 but need only an “idea of how to drive.”

Best of the Strange: The park has its own backhoe stunt team, the Dancing Diggers, which performs private shows.

Martin Beddall/Alamy
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