Abandoned Amusement Parks

Six Flags New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It has been abandoned ever since. This film was made in October 2010. The park is scheduled to be demolished in January 2011.

via Gizmodo

Here is a photo tour of the park in New Orleans that is on par with the creepiness of the video.

The park flooded:

There are a lot of abandoned amusement parks around the country, some of which can be legally toured. My favorite photographed abandoned theme park is Chippewa Lake Amusement Park in Ohio. I especially love the pictures of trees growing through the Big Dipper’s tracks. The park opened in 1878, closed in 1978, and nature has taken its course on the attractions left behind. The ferris wheel, frozen in time by trees and vines, is especially eerie.

Check out more photos of Chippewa Lake by penelopejonze on Flickr.

More photos of Chippewa Lake and its other attractions can be seen here.