Pictures of Takakanonuma Greenland and its spotty, mysterious back-story has attracted the attention of urban explorers around the world. The amusement park opened in the mid 1970’s and quickly closed down in the next year or two. Rumor was that it closed down so it could be improved and attract more people. In 1986, the park tried to open up again after being closed for about 10 years but it was closed again in 1999 and abandoned. In the following years, the park’s amusements became rusty and overgrown by plants. According to most sources, it is not recognized on any maps of Japan and is as remote as it is unknown to cartographers. The creepiest part of Takakanonuma was that the place is almost always covered in a heavy fog.
Unfortunately, there are no recent pictures of the amusement park. It lies in a hazard zone due to the recent nuclear meltdown in Fukushima (2011). Although it is tempting to visit, Fukushima still keeps a prohibitive level of radiation in the area.
Six Flags in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina
Disneyland opened in 1955 and was talked about all around the world. Some people visited Disneyland, and other people built their own. Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 and was, in a lot of ways, a straight up copy of Disneyland. The maps of both parks were pretty much identical with the entrance, monorail, jungle cruise, and main street. In 1982, Disneyland finally opened in Tokyo and caused a slow and long decline for Nara Dreamland. What really killed Dreamland was when Universal Studios opened up in Osaka in 2001. Nara Dreamland permanently closed in 2006.
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The park was shut down in 1999 due to many mysterious fatal accidents in the park. The last fatal accident that occurred before the park was shut down was when a young girl tragically fell to her death on one of the rides in the park. Immediately following the accident, the owner of the park disappeared and was never heard from again. Even though the park is extremely creepy and has an unsettling back-story, it doesn’t stop adventurers from exploring and venturing through the park.
Chernobyl Amusement Park
It is commonly believed that this amusement park closed the same day it opened on April 27 1986, due to Chernobyl’s catastrophic nuclear disaster. The entire city with a population of about 50,000 people had minutes to evacuate and had no choice but to leave all their belongings behind. Radiation levels in the amusement park area are still remarkably high but that doesn’t stop adventurers from exploring the abandoned amusement park.