10 most fascinating abandoned amusement parks
Outdated amusement parks dazzle with their beauty. In these desert areas, filled with mysticism and mystery, once rested adults and heard the laughter of children.
Amusement parks in the twentieth century has been a favorite place for a nice family vacation. However, as time goes on, in place of these parks came in other bright, technologically advanced, with new “chips” for kids. “The old guard” was simply not able to compete with them. Many buildings were closed and demolished to make way for shopping centers, while others were abandoned because of debts.
Ruined and abandoned parks are filled with special energy, they could be a great place for filming some Thriller. Walking on those mysterious places, I want to look into every corner, sit on each attraction, because here was once full whole life.
Amusement Park Six Flags, New Orleans, USA
The Six Flags located in New Orleans, was deserted in 2005 due to the infamous hurricane Katrina almost completely destroyed this city.
Since then, little has changed and the Park is still closed, despite attempts by its owners to bring their creation to life.
Amusement Park, Pripyat, Ukraine
Ferris wheel in Pripyat now can be called the hallmark of the city. The amusement Park was due to open on 1 may 1986, five days after the accident, but it was not to happen.
Spreepark “Planets Vaild”, Berlin, Germany
In 1969, on the banks of the spree in the South-East of the city has built an amusement Park with rides, cafes and green areas. After the unification of the two sides of Berlin, the Park lost its relevance due to lack of funding closed. Now, his word said mother nature: most of the carousels were surrounded by grass and bushes, and the Park started to look really mysterious.
Gulliver’s Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan
The Japanese theme Park Gulliver’s Kingdom opened in the vicinity of mount Fuji in 1997 with state funds, but lasted only 4 years. The cause of his collapse was not only financial problems from investors and the unpopularity of the visitors, but originally a “bad” place — nearby factory which produced sarin for the infamous sect “AUM” and the most famous place of pilgrimage for all accidents — the Forest of suicides.
Digipark Dadizele, Belgium
Dadipark opened in 1950 under the influence of the local pastor Gaston of Deveer. It was one of the most affordable parks. Several times he tried to recover, but in 2000 an accident happened. In 2002, the owners of the Park announced that it will be reconstructed, but the Park continues to be empty.
Takekuma Green Land, Japan
Abandoned amusement Park “Takekuma green land”. The first amusement Park in Fukushima Prefecture. Was closed in 1999
Joyland casino, TX, USA
The history of this Park began in 1933, when Lester Ottaway purchased a miniature railway and decided to create a mobile amusement Park. After the death of Leicester in the mid-50’s the family business was managed by his three sons. Ten years later the brothers sold the Park to other owners, a couple of Nelsons. However, in 2003, the Park had to close, and then resell. Summer 2006 was the last for the Park, and since then it gradually settles parkour enthusiasts, graffiti and other subcultures.
Nara Dreamland Park, Japan
Amusement Park “Nara Dreamland” was opened in 1961, and at the end of the 90 closed due to lack of funding. On the territory there are roller coasters, carousel, castle, water slides, arcade games and many other buildings. Clean, quiet, almost no graffiti, the buildings are preserved all the furnishings and equipment.
Chippewa lake Park, Ontario, United States
Park “Chippewa lake” was built in 1875, Edward Andrews and was a rather large Playground with several rides, until it was bought in 1898 the family beach. The new owners invested in the Park a lot of money, set up rides, created ads, and he started to make a profit, and became very popular in the 1920-ies. Then with the development of the industry of amusement parks and increased competition public interest “Chippewa lake” gradually faded, until finally the Park was closed in 1978.
About 30 kilometers North-West of Beijing in the corn fields and houses towering ruins of a fairytale castle, conceived as a decoration of the largest amusement Park in Asia — “Wonderland”, which was never built. In 1998, a conflict arose between developers and farmers refused to sell their property.