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Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but these abandoned amusement parks all over the world are just equally fascinating. Even without the sight of excited families and the sound of the children's laughter, there's just something about these neglected spots that will draw you in and give you the creeps.


Find beauty in the apocalyptic scenes of rusting roller coasters to decaying Ferris wheels, and discover the spine-tingling stories behind them. Are you ready for some thrilling experience? This is free admission. 


Enchanted Forest Playland (Ohio, USA)


Our first stop is in the US state of Ohio, where it used to house the Enchanted Forest Playland. In the year 2000, the 14-acre land in North Toledo was acquired by then amateur builder R.W. Bishop. He transformed the land into an amazing amusement park. 


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At the time, you could say that Bishop was confident with his vision. He had hopes that both children and adults would be thrilled to enter the park. Unfortunately, ticket sales were down, so the management was not able to sustain Enchanted Forest Playground. It officially shut down just five years after its grand opening. 


Enchanted Forest Playland (Ohio, USA)


In the present, the remaining equipment and rides are still available in the market. For years, the owner of Enchanted Forest Playland has been selling each piece to get out of the debt— you know how unsuccessful businesses can be.


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Here, we have the clown ride, which is actually for sale. We're not big fans of the comic figure, but if those overgrown trees would be trimmed down even just a little, the ride would look promising. It calls for a mother-daughter bonding. 


Pripyat Amusement Park (Pripyat, Ukraine)


What you need to know about the Pripyat Amusement Park in Ukraine is that it's the most famous abandoned amusement park in the world. How could we say that? Well, this Ferris wheel in particular has become a symbol of the Chernobyl Disaster. 


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In 1986, the well-known park was just about to open its doors to the public when the catastrophic Chernobyl Disaster happened a few kilometers away. There were locals who accessed Pripyat Amusement Park for a while, but not long before they were forced to evacuate to avoid the danger of high levels of radiation.


Loudoun Castle (Scotland, United Kingdom)


We've always been fascinated by the possible existence of unidentified flying objects, but we're not sure what to feel about this UFO spaceship at Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland. The fact that it's abandoned and shaped like chair-o-planes doesn't sit well with us. 


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Anyway, Loudoun Castle was a theme park that unfolded in 1995 and underwent several acquisitions since then. In 2010, the current owner, Henk Bembom, announced that the park had put up the shutter and stated that it was "no longer economically viable."


Fun Spot Amusement Park (Indiana, USA)


Not so far from Ohio is the US state of Indiana, where people would come across the Fun Spot Amusement Park. This may not sound familiar to many, but it was actually one of the forerunners of corporate theme parks that are still operating today.


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The public started to set foot in the small entertainment venue back in 1956. The target market were tourists that were around to check out the northern lakes in the state. Through the years, the Fun Spot Amusement Park was a growing business.


Fun Spot Amusement Park (Indiana, USA)


The fact that the family-owned park stayed in a remote location and featured extraordinary rides helped attract curious guests. At the time, the only way to go was up and so they expanded the Fun Spot Amusement Park with a waterpark and a zoo. 


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Here, we see the Matterhorn ride, which was supposed to imitate the Olympic bobsled race. The unique ride even displayed the five interlaced Olympic circles. However, there are no visitors coming anymore so it just appears like an arena in ruins. 


Fun Spot Amusement Park (Indiana, USA)


So, how come families and friends stopped visiting the Fun Spot Amusement Park if they even installed a waterpark and a zoo? Well, the small entertainment venue began to be overshadowed by bigger venues such as the Six Flags, Kings Island, and Cedar Point. David was being trumped by Goliath. 


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As the popularity of the Fun Spot Amusement Park diminished, so did their operation hours. In 2008, the once fun and exciting spot to residents and tourists of Indiana shut its doors. Operating for 52 years, it had a better run compared to Enchanted Forest Playland.


Nara Dreamland (Nara, Japan)


Nope, this is not a Disneyland. It is the Nara Dreamland located in Nara, Japan. Built in the 1960s, this abandoned theme park remains one of the most captured attractions in the world.


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Nara Dreamland resembles the happiest place on Earth because its style and architecture were actually inspired by it. The once vibrant park has been deserted since 2006 due to the low turnout of visitors. If you were on the last operational day, you would notice that nothing has changed, except for the rides that have already decayed. 


Crinkley Bottom Theme Park, (England, United Kingdom)


Here, we get a glimpse of Crinkley Bottom Park in England, which was a Mr. Blobby themed amusement park. English personality Noel Edmond based this attraction on the the iconic 90s television show character. 


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This sinister part of Crinkley Bottom Park was left to deteriorate when the rest of the park was renovated and transformed into a hotel. Rumor has it that this is a haunted site, so ghost-hunters often flock here hoping to capture something unearthly on their cameras.


Okpo Land (South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea)


Want to explore an abandoned amusement park that would guarantee you the creeps? Head over to the southern tip of South Korea where you'll catch sight of the Okpo Land. For sure, you won't be the only one exploring its eerie history. 


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The thing is, the amusement park received the kind of attention that they would have never wanted. A series of fatal accidents occurred at the recreation ground so the company was forced to shut down in 1999. Among those who lost their live was a child who fell from the duck roller coaster.


Six Flags (Louisiana, USA)


If you're from New Orleans, Louisiana, then you're most likely aware of the Six Flags theme park. Built in 2000, the park was originally called "Jazzland" before the eponymous company bought it two years after. From an "Open" sign hanged at the entrance of the park, the management had to change it to "Closed for Storm."


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Okay... there was a storm, that would have been normal—except it was not. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in the state including the fun park. As Six Flags' venue was greatly affected, so did the numbers in their attendance. 


Six Flags (Louisiana, USA)


You see, Hurricane Katrina reached multiple cities in the state of Louisiana, but it predominantly targeted New Orleans. The city was largely affected that it displaced almost 20,000 people and killed 1,833 people. 


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In the aftermath, the Six Flags company called it a day, terminating their lease and giving up the theme park to the City of New Orleans. The decaying roller coasters and deserted rides are an eerie reminder of the irreparable damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. 


Six Flags (Louisiana, USA)


Well, it's not entirely irreparable, there still might be hope. While the park remains in shambles, there has been talk of rehabilitation. Perhaps it could rise from the ashes just how the people of New Orleans got back on their feet. 


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Six Flags hasn't completely been a ghost town throughout the years. There have been Hollywood films that made use of the apocalyptic landscape as part of their production. If you've seen the hit movies Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, then you know what we're talking about. 


Encore Garden (Taichung City, Taiwan)


Another victim of a natural disaster, the Encore Garden in Taichung City in Taiwan closed its doors in 1999 in the wake of the 7.6-magnitude earthquake, also known as the 921 earthquake. The destructive tremor killed more than 2,400 people.


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This was a major loss for Taichung City, as the amusement park was one of the most popular attractions on the island. Ever since its opening in 1981, it attracted millions of visitors annually. Unfortunately for the owners, the damage done by the quake altered their financial status.


Joyland Amusement Park (Texas, USA)


Founded in 1949, the Joyland Amusement Park used to be the largest theme park you could ever spot in Central Kansas. That wasn't its only selling factor, as it was also home to one of the last surviving original wooden roller coasters.


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Over the decades, different families and several corporations have owned the amusement place. Perhaps Joyland would still look like a happy place rather than a creepy sight if only the incident involving its Ferris wheel had never happened. 


Joyland Amusement Park (Texas, USA)


Did someone fall? Unfortunately, yes, a 13-year-old girl did in 2004. The young lady was severely injured after she fell 30 feet from the Ferris wheel. As the ill-fated incident had to be investigated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Joyland closed its doors to the public. 


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After they temporarily ceased operations for the 2004 season, the amusement park permanently shut down in 2006. Here, we see the scene of the accident that became a catalyst for Joyland's eventual exit. Until today, the abandoned amusement park hasn't reopened and has rather been vandalized.


Pontin's Blackpool (England, United Kingdom)


Pontin's Blackpool was not your average amusement park. It was one of the English company's holiday parks founded by Fred Pontin in 1949. Instead of amusement rides, the area offered half-board and self-catering holidays. Unfortunately, Blackpool had fallen out of favor with its visitors so it wound up in 2009. 


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There has been murmurings on the redevelopment after it had been granted planning permission. Although judging by this recent photo, it remains forsaken. The Pontin's holiday resort in Norfolk actually met the same fate as Blackpool.


Wonderland Amusement Park (Beijing, China)


When you think about amusement parks in China, the first thing that would come into your mind is the Shanghai Disneyland Park. It's understandable if Wonderland Theme Park doesn't ring a bell to you, because it never opened to the public, anyway. 


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So, unlike other venues in this list, the Beijing place never had the chance to entertain guests as it halted construction in 1998. Leaving no hope for potential visitors to ever catch sight of Wonderland Theme Park, the castles were torn down in 2013 to make room for a shopping center.


Disney River Country (Florida, USA)


Today, almost every Disneyland coexists with a water park. Known as Disney River Country, the first water park of Walt Disney World actually started its operations in 1976. So, where has this amusement place been all along and why are you only hearing about it now? 


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Well, maybe because you're not from this US state and you're more familiar with Disney's second and third water parks, which are called Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach respectively. In 2001, the two attractions grew more popular than Disney River Country so they stopped their operations. 


Disney River Country (Florida, USA)


From Disney River Country, the water park turned into "Dismaland." The good news was that Disney never demolished it in case there was "enough guest demand" that could convince them to reopen the amusement spot. 


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The bad news was that potential visitors never expressed their desire for a reopening, so the Disney River Country went off on its own. The ghostly Disney World venue is now a landscape filled with vines and moss. If you ask us, this land could be repurposed for the benefit of the wildlife. 


Magic Kingdom (Sydney, Australia)


It's called Magic Kingdom but it hadn't shown any tricks since being dethroned by rival Wonderland in the mid-1990s. Located in Sydney, Australia, the compact amusement park began operating in the 1970s. It was even featured in television commercials accompanied by the band Pilot's song "Magic."


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Fun fact, some of Magic Kingdom's rides were actually sourced from Luna Park after the latter shut down in 1979. Unfortunately, the small but terrible place folded to its competition due to its size and location. 


Cornwall Coliseum (England, United Kingdom)


Cornwall Coliseum in Cornwall, England was an entertainment complex that dates back to the 1930s. It achieved the height of its popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, business wasn't good in the following decade because of the Plymouth Pavillions. By 2003, the classic venue only had the Gossips nightclub. 


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Fast forward to today, there have been plans on developing the Cornwall Coliseum but the locals won't believe it until work has kicked off. It certainly needs some makeover before opening its arms to the public again.


Bushkill Park (Pennsylvania, USA)


Welcome to Bushkill Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If it's giving you the same calamitous vibes like the Six Flags, that's because it also fell victim to flooding. Starting operations way back in 1902, children and adults were treated to the park's fun and exciting rides.


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This was until an unfortunate series of downpour flooded the property in 2007. At the time, Bushkill Park's owner Neal Fehnel couldn't repair the catastrophic damage. He had to put 14 of the park's 17 vintage attractions on the market.


Bushkill Park (Pennsylvania, USA)


While Bushkill Park is currently abandoned, there is still hope for visitors who want to experience the fun. Its website still reads, "The owners of Bushkill Park are working hard to repair the damage that has been done by the floods and other means."


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In recent years, the eastern Pennsylvania theme park actually reopened its gates for special occasions including the 115th birthday of owner Neal Fehnel. Maybe in time, the rides will be back up and running again. 


Taman Festival (Bali, Indonesia)


Bali’s biggest swimming pool, an inverted roller coaster, a 3D cinema, and an exciting laser show— these were what patrons would have experienced in Taman Festival if only the $100 million amusement park actually operated. As puzzling as it looks right now, the reason why the Indonesian venue never unfastened remains a mystery. 


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Like some of the abandoned parks in this list, the Taman Festival has been covered with vibrant graffiti and consumed by the mighty jungle. Beware of the crocodile pit and ravenous reptiles that you might run into.


Spreepark (Berlin, Germany)


Back in 1969, the only amusement park you can visit in East Germany was Berlin's Spreepark. In its golden days, they would sell tickets to 1.5 million guests in a year. Similar to the fate of most of the abandoned theme parks here, Spreepark lost its shine. 


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Spreepark owner Norbert Witte flew six of the park’s most approved rides to Lima, Peru instead. There were actually tours organized for the abandoned amusement park. It only lasted until 2018 when the city council installed a fence to protect the prevailing rides.


The Land of Oz (North Carolina, USA)


There was no place like home in the The Land of Oz until a fire broke it down. Located in the resort town of Beech Mountain in North Carolina, the theme park dodged a twister but burned down into ashes. 


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The Land of Oz opened in 1970, more than thirty years after the release of the film Wizard of Oz. Just a decade since, the magical place ceased operations after the owner passed away and the site's Emerald City went up in smoke. 


The Land of Oz (North Carolina, USA)


For fans of the Wizards of Oz books and movies, the accompanying theme park isn't over and done with just yet. Yes, the eerie Land of Oz has stopped operating, but the amusement place hasn't been totally deserted.


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Since 1991, it has served as a home to local events that are held every year, such as Beech Mountain's Independence Day and the Autumn in Oz. The park was reopened to devoted locals and curious visitors for the 80th anniversary of the 1939 film.


Fantasy World (Batangas, Philippines)


Fantasy World's owners had fantasies of the amusement park becoming a Philippine Disneyland. Unfortunately for them, this daydream never turned into reality. Located in the province of Batangas, the promising theme park did not get to open its doors to the public out of financial difficulties. 


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Despite its rusting rides and decaying castle, Fantasy World found a creative way to remain "alive" in the form of a photo park. Visitors are allowed to roam around the whimsical property for a fee. They can capture images of the spooky amusement park that never was.


Kinderland (England, United Kingdom)


Built in North Yorkshire in 1985, Kinderland was a children’s activity park that laid foot on Burniston Road, Scarborough. This amusement venue was the brainchild of Dudley Wallis in the 1980s. He had formerly managed Cayton Bay's Wallis Holiday Camp. 


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If the local residents send letters and petitions against the park, you know it's going to be ill-fated. The kids' recreation ground was only in operations until 2007. Here, we catch a glimpse of the ride cables through the mist at the abandoned Kinderland.


Chippewa Lake Park (Ohio, USA)


One of the longest operational theme parks in the country then, the Chippewa Lake Park is now withering into bits and pieces hidden on a lake shore in Medina, Ohio. Most of its rides are now entangled in trees and scattered all over the landscape. 


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This old theme park was available to the public from 1878 to 1978. During its booming years, the Chippewa Lake Park boasted three roller coasters, a carousel, a ballroom, and many more attractions. It even featured a live band-stand every night of the week. 


Chippewa Lake Park (Ohio, USA)


After 100 years of bringing happiness and amusement to generations of kids, the popularity of Chippewa Lake Park came to an end. The park closed without the knowledge of the press and the public.


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Former owner Parker Beach's final wish was to be buried there when he died. It was acknowledged in the 2007 documentary, Welcome Back Riders, stating, "Be respectful if you try to find Parker Beach's grave. Let him enjoy his park in peace... It's by the roller coaster." Ha!


Dadipark (Moorslede, Belgium)


Welcome to the oldest amusement park in Europe, Dadipark. Located in the south of Antwerp, the Belgian park was originally built as a playground for kids in the 1950. Three decades after, the playground equipment leveled up to amusement park rides. This time, the attraction was not just for children, but for adults and tourists as well. 


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Dadipark could have been like any other amusement park, if only a young boy didn't lose his arm on the Nautic Jet ride. In 2002, the management stopped operations for renovations, but the park never reopened after that. 


Camelot Theme Park (England, United Kingdom)


Modern English locals and tourists got a taste of the infamous story of the Knights of the Round Table when the Camelot Theme Park unbolted its wooden doors in Lancashire. The resort and theme park was actually once covered by Martin Mere, which is the largest lake in England. 


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Martin Mere was actually better known as, the Lost Lake of Sir Lancelot, after reports that the well-known legend's parents fled to its shores from French enemies. The Camelot Theme Park fought for its existence until 2009. In 2020, the rollercoaster "The Knightmare" was demolished.


Geauga Lake (Ohio, USA)


Another old and abandoned amusement park in the US state of Ohio, the Geauga Lake manifests itself in the city of Aurora. The local recreational place was established way back in 1887, adjacent to the lake that went by the same name. 


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In 1969, the Geauga Lake changed ownership as it was sold to Funtime Incorporated. The purchase and years that passed by resulted to additional rides and amenities. If this amusement park looks familiar to you, that's because a whopping $40 million expansion transformed it into Six Flags Ohio from 2000 to 2004.


Geauga Lake (Ohio, USA)


Six Flags' reign came to a halt, as Cedar Fair bought the amusement park from to 2004 to 2007. With a $26 million worth of investment, the new owner revamped it as "Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom."


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All the millions invested went down the drain as attendance declined and Cedar Fair transplanted two of the park's major roller coasters to other parks. In 2008, the amusement park of Geauga Lake closed, while the Wildwater Kingdom section continued to operate until 2016.


Boblo Island Amusement Park (Ontario, Canada)


Can you honestly tell us that you didn't feel any goosebumps while staring at this photo? The Boblo Island Amusement Park was an 1898 Victorian recreation spot that was home to children's laughter enjoying the rides and women's giggles swaying around the dance hall. The theme park welcomed Michiganders and Canadians altogether.


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Nearly a century after, the doors of Boblo Island Amusement Park was closed to its guests. If you plan to listen to the petrifying sound of long-past visitors, you're going to need a boat or a kayak. 


Enchanted Forest (Maryland, USA)


Back in Maryland, USA, you'll find an enchanting but spine-chilling theme park that had already been deserted. This used to be the Enchanted Forest, which began operations in 1955, only a month after Disneyland opened for the first time. 


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So what was the theme of this amusement venue? It centered around nursery rhymes! Naturally, the Enchanted Forest attracted families with small children. In the beginning though, the park didn't have mechanical rides, just a bunch of fairy tale buildings. Upon change of ownership and decline of attendance, the Enchanted Forest shuttered from 1995 to 2005.


Parque Albanoel (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 


Normally we feel how Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but if we ran into this derelict gang of Santa Claus, we would definitely lose our festive spirit in a heartbeat. This eerie sight can be found in the municipality of Itaguaí. 


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The abandoned holiday-themed park was supposed to be a series of fun themed lands, but they lost the fun when the only area completed was Father Christmas'. After the owner-politician Antonio Albano Reis passed away in 2004, Park Albanoel closed down and looked completely the opposite of jolly.


Lake Shawnee Park (West Virginia, USA)


The Lake Shawnee Park in Princeton, West Virginia is one of the favorite abandoned amusement parks of paranormal investigators. Ever since it shut down in 1966, people believe the deserted place is cursed.


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Now why would some think that way? Well, aside from the fact that it closed after two young patrons died on site, the park was built on the site of a Native American burial ground in 1926. Gaylord White repurchased  Lake Shawnee Park in 1985.


Lake Shawnee Park (West Virginia, USA)


For three years, the new owner Gaylord White reopened the park's doors to guests, but it yet again shut down its operations for good. Today, the haunted swings and the skeleton of the Ferris wheel are the only remnants of Lake Shawnee Park.


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If you're curious about the whole story and want to know more creepy facts about this abandoned amusement park, you can watch the special episodes of Discovery Channel's GhostLab, and Travel Channel's The Most Terrifying Places in America. Make sure you've got company. 


Dunaujvarosi Vidampark (Dunaujvaros, Hungary)


Looking to be entertained and frightened in Hungary? Go check out the Dunaujvarosi Vidampark, which is an abandoned amusement spot that operated from 1953 until 1993. Everyone— as in all people—was welcome because it was government-funded and communist-run. 


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Unfortunately, the Soviet Union collapsed, so the Hungarian park was forced to close its doors after 40 years. Nowadays, you'll find Dunaujvarosi Vidampark covered with graffiti, rust, and nature. If you look past the ghostly sight, you might just gain insights about the regime.


Splendid China (Florida, United States)


We hate to break it to you, but the theme park on the image below was not taken in China despite the name and the Eastern-inspired architecture. If it makes you feel better, Splendid China here was actually the Florida version and the sister park of a theme park in Shenzhen, China. It also went by the same name. 


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From 1993 to 2003, the Splendid China had quite a good run. Instead of mechanical rides, this amusement park took pride of replicas of various iconic Chinese attractions including the Great Wall of China. 


Gulliver’s Kingdom (Yamanashi, Japan)


Based on the popular novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Kingdom was an amusement park located in Yamanashi near Mount Fuji. It was only in business from 1997 to 2001, as the target market seemingly wasn't impressed one bit by the enormous character statue.


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Now that the theme park is abandoned, it doesn't help that the giant creepy statue was left there lying. Perhaps it was also devastated by the low number of visitors? Let's hope it doesn't come to life anytime soon.


Dogpatch USA (Arkansas, USA)


You won't believe this, but even amusement parks are put on eBay too. When it was shut down in 2002, the Dogpatch USA became available on the e-commerce website for US$1 million. Sadly, there were no bids. Three years after, a teenager was driving through the park when he crashed into a wire strung between two trees. The young man's head was almost chopped off so he subsequently sued. 


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When the owners failed to compensate the teenager, he was awarded the deed to the amusement park. The Dogpatch USA was based on the comic strip Li'l Abner.


Dreamland Margate (England, United Kingdom)


While amusement parks are the epitome of extreme fun, it's undeniable that the traditional seaside funfairs bring a specific kind of enjoyment too. This was what the Dreamland Margate owners thought when they opened the amusement park based on the classic English event in 1880. 


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In 2000, Dreamland Margate started losing their patrons, so they began selling some of their rides to other theme parks. For years, there was a campaign to save the amusement park from being demolished. In 2019, Dreamland Margate experienced its most successful year since reopening.


Ho Thuy Tien (Hue, Vietnam)


If we're talking about amusement parks here that would give you the chills, then Ho Thuy Tien is the place to be. This giant dragon-themed aquarium hidden in a jungle in Hue, Vietnam is a favorite spot to travelers even if it has already been abandoned. 


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Well, that shouldn't be surprising to know since it was instantly a popular attraction when it opened in 2004. Mind you, at the time, Ho Thuy Tien wasn't even completely done. For those who plan to visit the grand waterpark, prepare yourself for the hair-raising vibe and random crocodiles that might be lurking in the waters. 


Bongoland (Florida, USA)


Welcome to Bongoland! It's a dinosaur theme park, but it's also a sugarmill and a botanical garden— at least, back then. Now, visitors are left with its eerie ruins, but it's still totally worth it. Founded in the late 1940s, Bongoland displayed the park's namesake monkey Bongo, some concrete dinosaurs, a replica of a Native American village and more!


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In 1952, the Port Orange attraction ceased operations so the theme park itself was deserted. Nowadays, you can see the ghostly relics themselves when you visit the park. 


Consonno (Lombardy, Italy)


If it's called "City of Toys" and referred to as an adult amusement park, then count us in. Consonno is an eerily beautiful Las Vegas–style resort built by Count Mario Bagno for grown-ups. He envisioned a recreation ground that would house different other styles including a Chinese pagoda and a Muslim minaret. 


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In 1976 though, his sensational plans would never come to fruition, as a landslide crumbled the road to the city into pieces. The stretched complex and half-finished buildings were left to decay. Today, Consonno is still abandoned and considered a ghost town. 
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