List of defunct amusement parks


List of defunct amusement parks

The following is a list of amusement parks and theme parks that have been closed and/or abandoned for any number of reasons:

Asia

* Nara Dreamland, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
* Yokohama Dreamland, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
* Kappapia, Takasaki Kannon-yama Recreational Park, Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
* Okpo Land, Okpo City, Geoje Island, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Australia

* Action Park (Aust), Mirrabooka, Western Australia
* Amazons Water Park, Jindalee, Queensland
* Dizzylamb Park, Carabooda, Western Australia
* Dreamland (Melbourne amusement park), St Kilda, Victoria
* The Elizabethan Village, Armadale, Western Australia
* Hi-Lite Park, Geelong, Victoria
* Leisureland Fair, Langwarrin, Victoria
* Magic Kingdom, Sydney, Lansvale, New South Wales
* Magic Mountain Fun Park, Nobby Beach, Queensland
* Nostalgia Town, Pacific Paradise, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
* Olympia Theme Park, Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
* O`Neills Adventure Land, Leppington, New South Wales
* Pioneer World/Village, Armadale, Western Australia
* Rosebud fun and picnic park, Rosebud, Victoria
* SegaWorld Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
* The Swagmans Hat Amusement Park, Corinella, Victoria
* Wobbies World, Nunawading, Victoria
* Wonderland Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
* Fox Studios Australia Backlot, Sydney, New South Wales
* Atlantis Marine Park, Two Rocks, Western Australia
* Thrill Hill,Woombye,Queensland

Europe

* Aérocity, Aubenas, France
* American Adventure, Derbyshire, England
* Archéodrome de Beaune, closed October 21 2005 after 27 years. [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch%C3%A9odrome_de_Beaune french Wikipedia]
* Europa Park, Benidorm, Spain
* Parque de Atracciones de Vizcaya (Artxanda), Bilbao, Spain
* Dadipark, Dadizele, Belgium
* Nautiparc, chambery, savoie france (1986,1995)
* Frontierland, Morecambe, England
* Granada Studios Tour, Manchester, England
* Lillom, Lomme, France
* Mirapolis, Cergy-Pontoise, France
* Mystery Park, Interlaken, Switzerland
* Planet FunFun, Kerava, Finland
* Pleasureland Southport, in Southport, England, was closed down in September 2006. However, it has since reopened under new management.
* Prypjat Vergnügungspark, Prypiat, Ukraine, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster. The park's Ferris wheel, which was never used [cite web|url=http://www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0510/07/A14-338779.htm|title=Ghostly Chernobyl now hot with tourism - 10/06/05|accessdate=2007-11-04] , still stands today as a poignant reminder of the massive human effect of the disaster. [cite web|url=http://www.panoramio.com/photo/53816|title=Panoramio - Photo of Prypjat Vergnügungspark|accessdate=2007-11-04]
* Spreepark, Berlin, Germany
* [http://zygo.altervista.org Zygofolis - Zygoparc] (Nice - France)
* La vallée des Peaux Rouges (Région parisienne - France)
* Tucktonia, Dorset, United Kingdom
* Ålandsparken, Mariehamn, Finland (Åland Islands)
* Sofia Land (Sofia, Bulgaria), the largest amusement park at the Balkan Peninsula was closed in 2007 due to financial difficulties
* Het Land Van Ooit, Drunen, The Netherlands (closed 2007)

North America

* Adventureland (Illinois), Addison, IL- closed in late '70s, torn down in mid-90s
* Africa U.S.A. Park, Boca Raton, Florida
* Alameda Park, Butler, Pennsylvania
* Al-Tro Island Park, near Albany, New York
* Americana/Lesourdesville Lake Amusement Park, Monroe, Ohio
* Angela Park, Hazelton, Pennsylvania
* Aquarena Springs, San Marcos, Texas
* Astro Needle Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Astroworld, Houston, Texas
* Autoworld, Flint, Michigan
* Beechwood Amusement Park, Havertown, Pennsylvania
* Bell's Amusement Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma
* Belmont Park, Montreal, Quebec
* Boardwalk and Baseball, Haines City, Florida
* Boardwalk Fun Park, Grand Prairie, Texas
* Boblo Island Amusement Park, Amherstburg, Ontario
* Boyle's Joyland Kiddie Park, Topeka, Kansas (Discontinued as a theme park, now operates as a flea market in different location.)
* Busch Gardens, Van Nuys, California
* Cascade Park, New Castle, Pennsylvania (1891-discontinued as an amusement park in 1986, still functions as a community park today)
* Chippewa Lake Park, Chippewa Lake, Ohio
* Circus World, Haines City, Florida
* Chutes Park, Los Angeles, California
* Coney Island(reno), Reno, Nevada
* Conneaut Lake Park, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
* Crescent Park, East Providence, Rhode Island
* Crystal Beach, Fort Erie, Ontario
* Dinosaur World, Beaver, Arkansas
* Dogpatch USA, Marble Falls, Arkansas
* Dover Lake Water Park, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
* Dreamland, Brooklyn, New York
* Edgewater Park, Detroit, Michigan, 1927-1981
* Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City, Maryland
* The Enchanted Forest, Hope Valley, Rhode Island
* Encounter Creek, New Haven, Prince Edward Island
* Euclid Beach Park, Euclid, Ohio
* Excelsior Amusement Park, Excelsior, Minnesota
* Fairyland Park, Kansas City, Missouri
* Fairy Tale Forest, Oak Ridge, New Jersey
* Florida Splendid China, Kissimmee, Florida
* Fort Caroline, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Freedomland U.S.A., The Bronx, New York
* Frontier Village, San Jose, California
* Fun Fair Park, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
* Fun Harbor, Waukegan, Illinois
* Fun World Amusement Park, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Gaslight Village, Lake George, New York
* Gay Dolphin Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Geauga Lake, Aurora, Ohio (Amusement rides closed in 2007. Today, it is a water theme park called Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom.)
* Hamel's Amusement Park, Shreveport, Louisiana [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&ll=32.46105400,-93.68722200&q=United%20States&spn=0.007482,0.014453 Aerial view]
* Hanna-Barbera Land, Spring, Texas
* Heritage USA, Fort Mill, South Carolina
* House of David, Eden Springs Park & Zoo, Benton Harbor, Michigan
* Idora Park, Oakland, California
* Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio
* J's Amusement Park, Guerneville, California
* Junction Park, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
* Jungle Habitat, West Milford, New Jersey
* Japanese Village and Deer Park, Buena Park, California
* Kid's World, Long Branch, New Jersey
* Kiddieland Amusement Park, Wichita, Kansas
* King's Castle Land, Whitman, Massachusetts
* Lakeside Amusement Park, Salem, Virginia
* Lenape Park, Chester County, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia - NOT the Lenape Park built and closed around 1900
* Land of Oz, Beech Mountain, North Carolina
* Libertyland, Memphis, Tennessee (July 4, 1976 - October 29, 2005)
* Lincoln Beach, New Orleans, Louisiana [http://www.surrealcoconut.com/urban_ruins/gulf/lincoln_beach.htm Pictures]
*Lincoln Park, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
* Lion Country Safari, Irvine, California
* Luna Park, Coney Island, New York
* Luna Park, Oakland, Pennsylvania (1905-1909)
* Luna Park, Seattle, Washington
* Magic Harbor, Surfside Beach, South Carolina
* Maple Leaf Village, Niagara Falls, Ontario
* Marco Polo Park near Bunnell, Florida
* Marineland of the Pacific, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
* Marine World/Africa U.S.A., California, Redwood City, California This park moved to Vallejo, California and is known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
* Marshal Scotty's, El Cajon, California,
* MGM Grand Adventures, Las Vegas, Nevada
* Miracle Strip Amusement Park, Panama City Beach, Florida
* Muskego Beach Amusement Park, Muskego, Wisconsin (Later re-opened as Dandelion Park)
* Myrtle Beach Grand Prix, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Myrtle Beach Grand Prix, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Myrtle Beach Pavilion, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Nunley's, Baldwin, New York
* Old Chicago, Bolingbrook, Illinois
* Old Indiana Fun Park, Thorntown, Indiana
* Old Vegas (renamed Westworld), Henderson, Nevada [http://www.flickr.com/photos/54177448@N00/191276974/in/set-72157594183024357/] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/54177448@N00/191431967/in/set-72157594183024357/]
* Olympia Park, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
* Olympic Park, Irvington and Maplewood, New Jersey [http://community.webshots.com/album/51720910hrynZy]
* Opryland USA, Nashville, Tennessee
* Pacific City on Coyote Point Park, San Mateo, California
* Pacific Ocean Park Santa Monica, California
* Palace Amusements, Asbury Park, New Jersey
* Palisades Amusement Park, Bergen County, New Jersey
* Paragon Park, Hull, Massachusetts
* Paxtang Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
* Peppermint Park, Houston, Texas
* The Pike, Long Beach, California
* Playland at the Beach, San Francisco, California
* Playland Park, San Antonio, Texas
* Playtown Park Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
* Pleasure Beach, Hartford, Connecticut
* Pleasure Island Amusement Park, Borger, Texas
* President's Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico
* Pontchartrain Beach, New Orleans, Louisiana
* Rainbow Gardens, McKeesport, Pennsylvania (1924-1968) - Originally started with roller skating rink and swimming pool, with amusement park and drive-in theater added in the 40's.
* Riverland Amusement Park, Sterling Heights, Michigan
* Riverside Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
* Riverview Park, Chicago, Illinois
* Riverview Amusement Park, Lynchburg, Virginia
* Rocky Point Amusement Park, Warwick, Rhode Island [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&ll=41.68913800,-71.36726300&q=United%20States&spn=0.003878,0.010815 Aerial View]
* Rocky Springs, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
* The Saltair, Magna, Utah
* Santafair, Federal Way, Washington
* Santa's Village, East Dundee, Illinois There are reports of this park being reopened in a new location.
* Santa's Village, Scotts Valley, California
* Saratoga, Lehi, Utah
* Shady Lake Park, Streetsboro, Ohio
* Silver Beach Amusement Park, St. Joseph, Michigan
* Six Flags Atlantis, Hollywood, Florida
* Six Flags New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana - Closed due to severe damage caused by Hurricane Katrina
* Suburban Park, Manlius, New York
* Sun Fun Amusement Park, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
* Sunnyside Amusement Park, Toronto, Ontario
* Tivoli Pier (Tropworld Casino and Entertainment Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey) (1981-1989) - Park converted to new casino space.
* Vanity Fair (amusement park), East Providence, Rhode Island
* Walled Lake Park, Walled Lake, Michigan (1919-1968)
* Wedgewood Village, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1958-1969)
* West View Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 23, 1906 - September 5, 1977)
* Whalom Park, Lunenburg, Massachusetts (1893-2000)"Coasting to a stop at Whalom Park", The Boston Globe (Boston, MA), October 19, 2006, Jenna Russell]
* White Swan Park, Moon Township, Pennsylvania (1955-1990)
* Wonderland Amusement Park, Revere, Massachusetts
* Wild West World, Wichita, Kansas
* Willow Grove Park, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

ee also

* Amusement park
* Ghost towns
* List of ghost towns

References

External links

* [http://www.defunctparks.com/ Defunct Amusement Parks]
* [http://wbgu.org/amusementparks 10¢ A Ticket: The Stories & Glories of Old Amusement Parks] , WBGU-PBS documentary about 21 amusement parks located in Northwest Ohio since the 1800s.


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