Photos of ruined and rotting themeparks around the world

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9 Responses to “Photos of ruined and rotting themeparks around the world”

  1. Brainspore says:

    I’d be afraid of accidentally stumbling across a supervillain’s secret lair.

  2. TheKaz1969 says:

    this looks strangely like the slideshow my daughter was looking at on the weather channel website yesterday afternoon…

    http://www.weather.com/travel/creepy-abandoned-theme-parks-20130320

  3. Boundegar says:

    Due to a decade of economic stagnation, Japan has a lot of dead theme parks. They make excellent settings for horror stories. Also, at the beginning of Spirited Away, that’s what Chihiro’s family thinks they have found.

  4. winkybb says:

    Here in Vancouver we have the PNE park. It only looks like it has been abandoned for years.

  5. mickcollins says:

    On the other hand, take a look at the history of Glen Echo Park (a National Park very near the Potomac River in Maryland just west of DC, inside the Beltway).

    Built in the 19th Century as Glen Echo Amusement Park (Chautauqua) , closed in 1968, reopened in 1970 as a National Park and gradually, since, has been upgraded. Dances are held there at least 3 evenings a week, several yurts and other buildings used for various arts and crafts. Much of the old park is reflected in the style of the new buildings.  And most of it is in VERY good shape.

  6. Jorpho says:

    Did you know there are an awful lot of articles on BoingBoing about abandoned things?

    I thought I had seen this posted before, but no, I was thinking of http://boingboing.net/2011/12/13/down-and-out-in-the-tragic-kin.html and http://boingboing.net/2011/07/06/rotting-abandoned-ne.html .

  7. knoxblox says:

    I grew up in Wichita, and Joyland was pretty awesome until Worlds of Fun up in KC debuted the Orient Express, making it worth the trip up there.

    At the end of every school year, Joyland would host an end-of-school party, and you could receive an ascending number of free tickets, depending on your grades that year.

    Some of my fondest memories are of the nightmare-fueled automated clown that played the military organ and the true-to-life miniature train that would circle around the fringe of the park every half hour. The lack of a *truly exciting* roller-coaster and funhouse were
    definitely outweighed by the Giant Slide (inexpensive!) and the
    gas-powered Go-Karts (without guide rails!).

  8. Grahamers2002 says:

    Obligatory: http://phineasandferb.wikia.com/wiki/Old_Abandoned_Amusement_Park

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