A dad in Texas couldn’t find an amusement park that would accommodate his daughter with special needs so he sold his homebuilding business and built a completely accessible amusement park for kids with special needs called Morgan’s Wonderland.
When the Six Flags Over Texas theme park opened in 1961, it had a section dedicated to the Confederacy where actors would hunt through the crowd for Union “spies” and “execute” them by firing squad, and where boys and girls could sign up to defend the South as soldiers and nurses.
In Hidalgo, Mexico, there’s an amusement park attraction that offers visitors a fake illegal border crossing experience.
A NJ amusement park had a hole in the fence that kids would use to sneak in and avoid paying admission. The owner knew, but didn’t repair it because he felt the kids couldn’t afford admissions, but would spend money in the park anyways.
A Mexican amusement park offers a fake US-Mexico border crossing attraction, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents. The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip. For 3 hours, tourists endure sirens, chases and the fake border patrol yelling threats.
There was an amusement park in Vernon, NJ that was so unsafe being injured was considered part of the experience. The Alpine Slide alone produced 14 broken bones, 26 head injuries, and 1 fatality.
In Minnesota, there’s an amusement park where you can pay to shoot military machine guns, or better yet drive a tank. For extra you can crush cars.
After almost getting decapitated while riding his ATV in an abandoned amusement park, a boy was awarded the amusement park after suing the owners.