27 Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Due to increasing liabilities, climbing temperatures, and other ways of finding entertainment, amusement parks could be nearing the end of their era. These chilling photos of abandoned amusement parks show the parks of the future — places that have seen their last ride ticket punched.

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Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Amusement Parks

Darrell Miller/FlickrThe Skycoaster at Six Flags in New Orleans used to entertain visitors as a reverse free-fall swing.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cool Zone

Darrell Miller/FlickrThe park had been closed for the season when Hurricane Katrina hit. The damage the storm caused made it too expensive to repair.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Spongebob Squarepants

Darrell Miller/FlickrThe Spongebob Squarepants ride is currently a canvas for vandalism.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Toy Octopus

Darrell Miller/FlickrPrizes from carnival games still remain scattered around the park.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Empty Bumper Cars

Darrell Miller/FlickrIn keeping with the haunting theme of these photos, the area in a theme park where deconstructed rides are kept is called a “boneyard.”

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lonely Coaster

Darrell Miller/FlickrAbandoned amusement parks (the New Orleans Six Flags in particular) have been used as sets for movies such as Jurassic World.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Paris Ride

Darrell Miller/FlickrA vacant Pepe Le Pew & The Swings de Paris ride.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cluttered Stage

Darrell Miller/FlickrAn empty stage that once held colorful shows is now cluttered with debris.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Rotating Ride

Darrell Miller/FlickrThe sky in this photo is as ominous as the ride over which it looms.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Off Road

Darrell Miller/FlickrA truck that once gave “Jungle Tours” has become part of the jungle itself.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Down Clown

Keoni Cabral/FlickrA clown head that’s fallen on hard times.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Blue Roller Coaster

Keoni Cabral/FlickrThe remains of “The Jester,” a roller coaster in abandoned Six Flags, New Orleans.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Six Flags Road

Keoni Cabral/FlickrThe road to Six Flags New Orleans is not a very welcoming one anymore. In fact, it feels more like “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Spree Park

Jan Bommes/FlickrSpreepark in Berlin has been closed and abandoned since 2002.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Arcade Machines

Jonas Ginter/FlickrAn arcade once filled with excited gamers is now home to tattered machines and garbage.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Ferris Wheel

Jonas Ginter/FlickrAbandoned ferris wheel cars dangle solemnly over splintered fence pieces.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Weedy Goose

Jonas Ginter/FlickrThis goose boat only provides passage to weeds now.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Glasses Trolley

Jonas Ginter/FlickrA nearsighted trolley has seen its last tour around the park.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Rainbow Creature

Jonas Ginter/FlickrThe mouth of this rainbow colored beast is now covered in graffiti.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Leafy Coaster

Jonas Ginter/FlickrOvergrown trees and fallen leaves have taken over this roller coaster.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Ground Control

Jonas Ginter/FlickrMore graffiti and debris cover these ride controls.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Covered Track

Jan Bommes/FlickrIn 2011, some gave guided tours of the dilapidated Spreepark.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Snowy Dinosaurs

Jan Bommes/Flickr The ferris wheel at Spreepark Berlin still stands.

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Yellow Car

Jan Bommes/FlickrA wayward yellow car without a track.

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

Waterslide House

Troels Dejgaard Hansen/Flickr Slides still lead from this tiny splash house into murky waters at this abandoned Danish water park.

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

Color Wheel

Troels Dejgaard Hansen/Flickr This ride leaves a lonely looking silhouette against the sky.

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

Waterpark Slides

Troels Dejgaard Hansen/Flickr A row of water slides lends color to an otherwise dreary landscape. You can almost hear the echoes of children’s laughter…

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Vintage Photos Of Creepy Dolls And The Factories That Made Them

Baby dolls aren’t necessarily the finest fodder for nightmares, but these photos of creepy dolls and doll factories from the 1930s to the 1950s may just change your mind:

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Creepy Dolls

Merlyn Severn/Picture Post/Getty ImagesDolls' heads waiting to dry in the factory.

Doll Heaven

Orlando /Three Lions/Getty ImagesA young girl laughs at the sight of dolls' heads at the Ideal Toy Company in Long Island, New York. The company was one of the largest toy producers in the world in 1955.

Doll Mould

Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty ImagesDoll parts in an injection mould at Cascelloid's factory at Leicester, England in 1951.

Leg Production

Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesIn the factory of Cascelloid Limited, the limbs of the famous Patsy doll hang up to dry.

Doll's Eyes

William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty ImagesA worker trims the eyelashes on a pair of doll's eyes at a factory in Totton, Southampton, which specializes in the manufacture of doll parts.

Doll Factory

FPG/Getty ImagesA row of doll's heads in a German factory circa 1950.

Doll Factory

Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty ImagesDoll factory in France preparing for Christmas.

Baby Doll Heads

Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty ImagesA worker painting celluloid doll heads at a Leicester, England factory.

Preparation

Keystone-FranceGamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesA worker paints doll faces at a factory in Italy.

Clothing

Keystone-FranceGamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesInside a Paris doll factory in 1945.

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