There’s nothing scarier than the abandoned theme parks, and these 6 are set to give you nightmares.
From a deserted theme park on the edge of a notorious suicide forest to a cursed amusement park built on top of an ancient burial ground, have a look at these scariest theme parks.
Chippewa Lake Park, Ohio
This, the once-glorious family theme park opened back in the 1840s. It was owned by the Continental business enterprises before closing in 1978 after operating for a hundred years.
Now fenced off with a “No trespassing” sign on the gate, it’s considered a hidden treasure in medina county.
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Miracle Strip Amusement Park, Florida
Built in 1993 in panama city beach, this popular theme park was right across the street from the beach. The main attraction when the park is opened was the starliner roller coaster.
As its popularity grew, more and more rides and attractions were added through the late 60s until the 80s. Despite its popularity, it was closed at the end of the 2003 season.
Many rides were sold or simply disappeared, but others remained, slowing decaying.
The american Adventure, Derbyshire
It was originally called “Britannia Park” when it first opened in 1985. However, within 10 weeks of opening riddled with setbacks, it was shut down.
Only to reopen in 1987 with a new theme. Hoping the wild west theme would bring in more visitors the park tried to go on.
In 1996 a new owner once again took over the park. By 2006 only the single ride was in operation and the park was virtually deserted.
When it opened in 1968, there were high hopes for this park. It became so popular that the owners decided to invest in a second park. Hoping it would reach the same level of success.
Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as planned and the park was forced to close in 1993 due to financial issues.
Wonderland Amusement Park
When this park was built, there were hopes that it would someday rival ‘Disney World’.
However, located in the outskirts of Beijing wonderland was never completed.
A contract dispute in the mid-90s left it abandoned and half-finish.
Instead of looking for new contractors, the owner of the park decided to leave it standing. Now the castle becomes the home for the homeless.
Based on the thrilling tales of king arthur and his knights of the round table. It was originally opened in 1983. Soaring dragon rides, performances and true to tale props weren’t enough to keep this park open for more than a few decades.
Due to financial issues and low visitor rates, the park closes 30 years later. Any salvageable rides were taken to other parks throughout the UK to make up for the loss.
Remember to keep away these abandoned theme parks from your list of destinations!