Lesley Kennedy

Chocolate Theme Park to Open in China

world chocolate wonderland china


A chocolate theme park? Oh, yes, we’ll bite.


Apparently, China gets a thrill out of unusually themed parks — count Angry Birds, Smurfs and famous landmarks among current attractions or parks in the works — but the World Chocolate Wonderland? Willy Wonka, eat your heart out.


CNN reports the “world’s first chocolate theme park” will throw open its delicious doors on Dec. 16 at the Himalaya Art Museum in Shanghai for a two-month run, with more than 200 designs made out of chocolate on display.


Visitors will find a chocolate Bumblebee from Transformers, a chocolate Huangpu River, the country’s famed terracotta warriors sculpted from chocolate, famous Chinese paintings recreated with chocolate and — swoon! — Louis Vuitton handbags crafted out of the tasty treat. Santa? Are you listening?


And, for those who prefer to taste their art, you’ll be able to make your own chocolate varieties on site — wine-flavored chocolate, anyone?


This is the second stop for the indoor theme park, which debuted in Beijing last year, bringing in nearly 500,000 chocolate-lovers.


Let’s just hope the air conditioning doesn’t break down. Chocolate should melt in your mouth, not in your museum.


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