Charles Dickens Theme Park to Open

It was the best of theme parks, it was the worst of theme parks. You be the judge.

The word from merry olde England is that a 70,000 square-foot warehouse has been transformed into a $125 million theme park celebrating the works of author Charles Dickens.

$25 will get literary tourists past the front doors and into a recreated Victorian England compete with pickpockets and ghosts of Christmas past. There will also be a water ride to whisk visitors through various plots and past various characters created by the British author.

Dickens World is located just outside of London and opens May 25.

Hmm… it makes me wonder what other authors can be tapped for similar projects. How about the Franz Kafka Amusement Park? Now that’s something I’d pay $25 to see.