Astrid Lindgren's World
Villa Villekulla at Astrid Lindgren's World, 2009
Astrid Lindgren's World (Swedish: Astrid Lindgrens värld) is a theme park located in Astrid Lindgren's native city Vimmerby, Sweden. It was opened in 1981 as Sagobyn ("Fairytale Village"). In its 130,000 square metres, visitors meet all the beloved characters from Astrid Lindgren's books in person. All the environments are built as prescribed in the books and they give child visitors the possibility to enter into the stories of Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and many others of Astrid Lindgren's beloved characters.
Astrid Lindgrens World is open in the summer from May to August. During the summer season events go on all day long, both on stage and improvised all around the park. The small stage just inside the entrance and the main stage shows every day special written scenes with music that includes singing and dancing. But the meeting with the environments and the interaction with the well-known characters form an important part of the offering.
Besides the theme park, Astrid Lindgren's World also offers its visitors many different types of lodging options and a wide selection of places for picnics, coffeehouse and restaurant visits.
- "Astrid Lindgrens värld" (in Swedish). Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
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