Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Amusement Parks

For some reason, abandoned amusement parks have more of an apocalyptic feel than other places or things. Giggles and grins are silenced and wiped away; screams of delight hauntingly echo in the derelict spaces. The thrill of adventure now only half-forgotten memories of a time long ago.

Aerial view of abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Aerial view of abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Roller coaster ride at abandoned Spreepark, Berlin, Germany (More from this park at http://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/5229883143/in/photostream/ by Loozrboy)

Roller coaster ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany by Loozrboy on Flickr.

Log ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany by Rool Paap on Flickr.

Log ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany by Rool Paap on Flickr.

Train ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Train ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Goofy car ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Goofy car ride at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Freaky roller coaster tunnel at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Freaky roller coaster tunnel at abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Abandoned roller coaster cars, Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany.

Abandoned roller coaster cars, Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany.

Abandoned swing ride, possibly somewhere near Istanbul, Turkey. by Craig Finley on Flickr. He said this was sitting down the road from a crummy-looking amusement park. No other images from this park. (http://www.flickr.com/photo/poisonbabyfood/332090669/)

Abandoned swing ride, possibly somewhere near Istanbul, Turkey. by Craig Finley on Flickr. He said this was sitting down the road from a crummy-looking amusement park. No other images from this park.

New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005 -- Six Flags Over Louisiana remains submerged two weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail in New Orleans. Bob McMillan--FEMA Photo on Wikimedia Commons.

New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005 — Six Flags Over Louisiana remains submerged two weeks after Hurricane Katrina caused levees to fail in New Orleans. Bob McMillan–FEMA Photo on Wikimedia Commons.

Katrina Killed the Clown - abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans by Keoni Cabral on Wikimedia Commons.

Katrina Killed the Clown – abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans by Keoni Cabral on Wikimedia Commons. The park was slated for demolition in 2011.

A coaster called Jester in Six Flags New Orleans. This coaster was fabricated by Vekoma and is a standard layout ironically called 'hurricane.' Photo by Keoni Cabral on Wikimedia Commons.

A coaster called Jester in Six Flags New Orleans. This coaster was fabricated by Vekoma and is a standard layout ironically called ‘hurricane.’ Photo by Keoni Cabral on Wikimedia Commons.

Amusement ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Amusement ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl. Photo by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Amusement ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Amusement ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

The ferris wheel in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

The ferris wheel in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Abandoned boat ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Abandoned boat ride in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Bumper cars in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Bumper cars in the ghost town of Pripyat near Chernobyl by Timm Suess on Flickr.

Derelict ticket booth, Coney Island, NY by Barry Yanowitz on Flickr.

Derelict ticket booth, Coney Island, NY by Barry Yanowitz on Flickr.

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