urban ruins

Abandoned Amusement Parks

Creepy and sad.

Gulliver’s Kingdom in Japan. Located about 2.5 hours outside of Tokyo, the amusement park closed in 2001 due to low attendance. It was demolished in 2007. Photo:  Old Creeper

Gulliver’s Kingdom in Japan. Located about 2.5 hours outside of Tokyo, the amusement park closed in 2001 due to low attendance. It was demolished in 2007. Photo: Old Creeper

Spreepark in Berlin. It closed in 2002. Photo:  Afar

Spreepark in Berlin. It closed in 2002. Photo: Afar

The Comet Rollercoaster at Lincoln Park in Massachusetts. It closed in 1987 and the coaster was torn down in 2012. Photo: Frank C. Grace

Disney’s Discovery Island and River Country Water Park. The 11.5-acre property was closed in 1999. Photo: www.insidethemagic.net

Six Flags New Orleans was flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and never reopened. Photo: Wikimedia.org

Chippewa Lake Amusement Park in Ohio. It closed in 1978 and was razed in 2009. Photo:www.abnf.co 

Amusement park in Pripyat, Ukraine. Its grand opening was scheduled for May 1, 1986; it opened for only a few hours on April 26 before the town was evacuated due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion. Photo: Noah Goodrich

Gulliver’s Kingdom in Japan. Located about 2.5 hours outside of Tokyo, the amusement park closed in 2001 due to low attendance. It was demolished in 2007. Photo: Old Creeper

2 - Lost Rivers: The Documentary

Here is a trailer for what looks like a fascinating exploration of the relationship between urban centers and the rivers that once supported them.

"Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? This documentary tries to find answers by meeting visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world."
Transient

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