Theme parks have an interesting legacy. Before Disneyland set the standard for a permanent entertainment venue that is open year-round, traveling carnivals gave people a temporary respite from their ordinary lives. These small festivals for endearingly sketchy but they provided a lot of the same attractions that amusement parks provide today (food, games, rides).
Disneyland changed the game, and every amusement park since has been trying to catch up to the mouse in his giant blue castle. A lot of parks have come close, and I don’t think that it is unfair to call this the golden era of amusement parks. But with all things, not every amusement park is created equal. In fact, some parks should thank their marketing teams for the fact that anyone still visits them.
This article will discuss the 11 most disappointing theme parks we can't believe are still open, plus 14 worth every dollar. One thing that I found most surprising when I was compiling this list is that there doesn’t seem to be any geographical patterns. That is, there are not any countries or regions that are immune from having disappointing theme parks.