05/16/2012 07:08 am ET Updated Jul 16, 2012

We Can't Believe These Theme Parks In Europe Are Real (PHOTOS)

No wonder there's a trace of lament in the Mona Lisa's smile. Counting more than 250 million visitors since it opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris, not the Louvre nor the Eiffel Tower, is Europe's most popular tourist destination by far.

We can't say we're surprised, given the competition. Earlier this year, plans for the French history-themed Napoleonland were announced, but even that might not register as the continent's strangest amusement park.

--Mark Smith, Condé Nast Traveler

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