27 Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Amusement Parks

Published July 7, 2016
Updated July 1, 2016

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.

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Amusement Parks
The Skycoaster at Six Flags in New Orleans used to entertain visitors as a reverse free-fall swing. Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Toy Octopus
Prizes from carnival games still remain scattered around the park. Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Paris Ride
A vacant Pepe Le Pew & The Swings de Paris ride.Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cluttered Stage
An empty stage that once held colorful shows is now cluttered with debris. Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Rotating Ride
The sky in this photo is as ominous as the ride over which it looms. Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Off Road
A truck that once gave “Jungle Tours” has become part of the jungle itself. Darrell Miller/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Down Clown
A clown head that’s fallen on hard times. Keoni Cabral/Flickr

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Six Flags, New Orleans, Louisiana

Six Flags Road
The 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.” Keoni Cabral/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Spree Park
Spreepark in Berlin has been closed and abandoned since 2002.Jan Bommes/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Arcade Machines
An arcade once filled with excited gamers is now home to tattered machines and garbage. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Ferris Wheel
Abandoned ferris wheel cars dangle solemnly over splintered fence pieces. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Weedy Goose
This goose boat only provides passage to weeds now.Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Glasses Trolley
A nearsighted trolley has seen its last tour around the park. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Rainbow Creature
The mouth of this rainbow colored beast is now covered in graffiti. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Leafy Coaster
Overgrown trees and fallen leaves have taken over this roller coaster. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Ground Control
More graffiti and debris cover these ride controls. Jonas Ginter/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Covered Track
In 2011, some gave guided tours of the dilapidated Spreepark. Jan Bommes/Flickr

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

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

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Yellow Car
A wayward yellow car without a track.Jan Bommes/Flickr

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

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

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

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

Fun Park Fyn, Aarup, Denmark

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


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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.