Summer Survival: Awesome Theme Park Facts
How many of these amazing theme park facts did you know?
1. Disneyland is full of wild cats!
Disneyland has a mouse problem! It’s got so bad that Disney had come up with a clever solution – bring loads of cats onto the site. Disney feeds and looks after the cats – and in return, they eat all the mice. Sorry Mickey!
2. Ferrari World
The fastest roller coaster in the world is at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. The Formula Rossa ride reaches a face-meltingly fast 150 miles per hour, and gets there in only 5 seconds! Yeeeeesh!
3. Doritos are RUBBISH!
Literally! Well, at least that’s how they used to be made. Doritos were invented at Disneyland in the 1950s, origially made from leftover bits of stale tortilla bread. That’s right, Doritos were just kitchen scraps re-fried and then re-sold!
4. You can drive a TANK!
There’s a theme park in Minnesota, USA that lets you drive a tank! You can even pay extra to drive it over cars or crash it through a house!
5. Crocosaurus Cove!
If tanks weren’t cool enough, you can dive with giant saltwater crocodiles at a theme park in Australia! You can even get in the “cage of death” and get super-close to the huge reptiles. No thanks!
6. Disney World buys a LOT of explosives
Another Disney fact! Did you know Disney World buys so many fireworks for it’s events that technically it’s the 2nd largest buyer of explosives in the USA? The US military is number 1!
7. The Restroom Cultural Park
In Suwon, South Korea, there’s a theme park that’s all about toilets! It features toilets round the world and throughout history, and the main building is even shaped like a toilet! The founder, Mr Sim Jae-Duck, was a mayor of Suwon city and was obsessed with loos – he was even born in one!
8. Spooky Skeletons!
There used to be real human skeletons on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland! Eeek!
9. Bon-Bon Land
Denmark’s Bon-Bon Land might be the weirdest theme park about. It’s famous Dog Farting Rollercoaster takes guests through huge mounds of fake poo, and their shops sell sweets flavoured like seagull droppings, ear wax and… more dog farts. What’s with the dog farts?
10. The Highest Roller Coaster in the World…
…is in Las Vegas, USA! It was built ON TOP of a skyscraper, almost 1000 feet above the city. It was so high up they had to use helicopters to build it!