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Great Expectations for Dickens Theme Park

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Great Expectations for Dickens Theme Park

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Great Expectations for Dickens Theme Park

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A $125 million Charles Dickens theme park is set to open outside London in May. Attractions will include cobblestone streets and staff dressed as pick-pockets. Plus rat catchers who will hunt down vermin. And wenches, of course. The creators promise "all the sounds and smells of the 19th century."