Creeptacular. It's not a word, but it should be. And if it were, it would be defined as the feeling you get when visiting an abandoned amusement park. At the best of times, theme parks are kind of creepy. Where else can you find frightening rides, disturbing clowns and off-putting oversized cartoon characters, not to mention the swarms of zombie-like families, overdosing on sugar while waiting impatiently in long lines just to get the bejesus scared out of them. Fun!
But amusement parks are also businesses and they aren't always successful. Some go out of business because they failed to modernize. Others fall out of favour. And some are abandoned because of disasters – both natural and man-made.
Closed amusement parks are eerie places, but they don't last forever. Despite being popular with the urban exploration crowd, many are torn down and their land is redeveloped. Some are vandalized to the point where little remains. Those that do stand the test of time become filming locations for horror movies.
Come along on a journey to the creeptacular world of the abandoned amusement park. Admission is free... or is it? Bwa ha ha ha!