I was browsing http://del.icio.us and found these awesome photos of an abandoned amusement park in Japan. There's what looks to be a medium sized Arrow (non looper, or at least no OTSR), and a large Schwarzkopf, as well as some other rides - including a strange looking "Bicycle/Wild Mouse" coaster-like thing ?!?!
Feel free to expand this thread by posting your own links to abandonded parks and rides.
By the way...let me re-introduce myself. I used to post here a few years back under the screen name "Joe Carroll". When Safari came out, I had some trouble logging in, so I stopped posting for a while (seems to be fixed now). I've been lurking ever since. These photos were just too cool to keep to myself.
A couple friends of friends that randomly post have a great section and some information on Heritage USA in South Carolina. There aren't any coasters here, but it's wild and intriguing on how it was abandonned. Must see.
I remember a topic around here of an abandoned park in the area that was cleared out in Russia because of the Chernobyl accident. It wasn't just pix of the park. The whole set of pictues was kind of surreal. I enjoyed them. I can't provide a link...sorry. Anyone?
Heritage USA looked like a pretty neat place. For 6 million customers, I'm surprised I've never even heard of it, and that it closed. But world's largest Wendy's? Is capacity ever and issue at Wendy's? LOL. Giant arcade in a castle in the early 80's - now that's my kind of place.
BTW, was also looking at the pics of Ghost Town in the Sky. Red Devil looks like a backyard coaster. Scary.
I thought the track looked a little different, but then I saw the trains. Thanks for the correction. Anyone know any info about the parks or the ride stats ? Actually, I'm gonna go and look at RCDB and see if I can locate them.
Those Chernobyl pictures really are haunting, as are the ones about the different WWII sites in the Ukraine. That Japanese site with all the different abandoned places is just plain eerie as well...I never knew such places existed. Wow.
On a lighter note, someone should buy Ghost Town, and fix it up a little, and obviously put in a nice new terrain woodie. :) I can dream.
This thread discussed the first site mentioned in this thread. There are actually a few other abandoned parks on that site. A couple folks in the thread had some ideas regarding the manufacturer. I thought the fake speed racer was really cool.