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Forgotten Wonderland

Outdated amusement parks dazzle with their beauty. In these desert areas, filled with mysticism and mystery, once rested adults and heard the laughter of children.

Amusement parks in the twentieth century has been a favorite place for a nice family vacation. However, as time goes on, in place of these parks came in other bright, technologically advanced, with new idols for children. “The old guard” was simply not able to compete with them. Many buildings were closed and demolished to make way for shopping centers, while others were abandoned because of debts. However, those that were left, that recall the days when there was fun for adults and children.

Ruined and abandoned parks are filled with special energy, they could be a great place for filming some Thriller. Walking on those mysterious places, I want to look into every corner, sit on each attraction, because here was once full whole life.

1. Six Flags, New Orleans, USA

Amusement Park Six Flags (Six Flags), located in New Orleans, was deserted in 2005 due to the infamous hurricane Katrina almost completely destroyed this city.

2. Since then, little has changed and the Park is still closed, despite attempts by its owners to bring their creation to life. Continue reading

Grand opening of the Park Disneyland in 1955

Early in his career, Walt Disney had a dream to build a huge Park next to his Studio to entertain visitors — a place where the whole family can have fun together. In 1953, he bought 160 acres in Anaheim, California. Two years later, after investing $ 17 million Disneyland Park was opened to the public.

The opening was shown on television. On opening there was only 6000 tickets, but a lot of people bought fake tickets; according to some estimates, the attendance was over 28,000, far more than the Park can accommodate.

Here you will forget today and enter the world of the past, future and fantasy. — THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

The next day it was so hot that the newly laid asphalt began to melt. Strike of plumbers had forced Disney to choose between functioning toilets or running fountains. Disney chose the toilets. Some suspect that the lack of water was a ploy to sell more products Pepsi, the major sponsor.

Costumed actors preparing for the parade in honor of the opening.

But it was not the only problem during the opening… Quickly finished all the food and there was a gas leak, which was eliminated in the second half of the day. Continue reading

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