Bury the Carnival: 50 Eerie Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Reblogging ‘Bury the Carnival: 50 Eerie Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks’ by the amazing Eva Halloween!


Delightfully creepy! Deliciously eerie!


Enjoy! 🙂


Takakanonuma Greenland Park Japan, photographed by urban explorer SpiralThere is something so disquieting about a amusement park long abandoned, decaying rides standing forlorn in a field or being slowly swallowed by creeping forests. Perhaps, like creepy kids and evil clowns, it is the juxtaposition of the joyous things of childhood with the looming inevitability of death and decay that is so very unsettling.

The gallery below features 50 photos selected from abandoned amusement parks around the world. Some, like Lincoln Park and South Korea’s Okpo Land, closed due to safety fears following fatalities and accidents. Others, such as Seaside Heights and Six Flags New Orleans, were suddenly and irreparably decimated by natural disaster. In the case of Pripyat’s abandoned amusement park outside the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the closure was caused by a rather more man-made catastrophe. Still others merely succumbed to the unrelenting march of time, ominous reminders of happier times as they loom silently, decaying in place.  Whatever the reason for their abandonment, these pictures will…

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4 comments on “Bury the Carnival: 50 Eerie Photos of Abandoned Amusement Parks

  1. renxkyoko says:

    eerie, indeed. I am clown-phobic. Clowns scare me, for some reason.

    • vampyrefangs says:

      That’s because clowns are evil and icky. Why shouldn’t you be afraid of some beery guy in floppy shoes and a fright wig. Sounds like good common sense to me! 🙂

  2. Awww, thank you for the share, darling. This one was quite shivery! 🙂

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