Time: No ‘Farting Dog’ but Dollywood is still weird

DSC_0243.JPGAmusement park fans looking for something weird to do this spring can find it right here at Dollywood, one of the 10 weirdest theme parks in the world, according to Time.com.

That’s right, Dollywood, the pride of East Tennessee, ranked among the weirdest parks on the planet.

Country music star Dolly Parton’s park is “a full-fledged amusement extravaganza with rides like Dolly’s Demolition Derby bumper cars and the Dollywood Express steam engine,” Time says.

If that’s not weird enough for you, grab your passport and book passage to Denmark. Near Copenhagen you will find BonBon Land, a park that Time describes as a “whimsical, wacky and vaguely disturbing theme park home to attractions like the “Farting Dog” and “Skid Mark” rollercoasters.”


If you prefer a South American vacation, visit Columbia. There you will find Hacienda Napoles, a museum and exotic animal park on the estate of former and still dead drug lord Pablo Escobar.

If history is your thing and you have time wait, Napoleanland is scheduled to open in 2014, Time says. The French theme park will offer “a ski run littered with the frozen bodies of soldiers and horses and a re-creation of Louis XVI on the guillotine,” the Time story says.

And Time calls Dollywood weird.

I’m not sure how Dollywood landed on this list. Weirdness is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

Here’s the Time story: Top 10 Weirdest Theme Parks

Photo: Decked out in her version of aviator gear with a replica of an old-time airplane behind her, Dolly Parton poses on Friday, March 25, 2011, near the  thrill ride, “Barnstormer,” at her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge.