Abandoned Coaster Photos

Friday, October 14, 2005 12:52 AM
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 ?!?!

http://home.f01.itscom.net/spiral/t_rando/t_rando1.html

Does anyone have info on these rides ?

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.

Enjoy.

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Friday, October 14, 2005 1:03 AM
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.

http://www.tommyandjames.net/heritageusa.html

Thanks for the links Joe. I'd like to know more about these as well.

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Friday, October 14, 2005 1:38 AM
Nice. I liked their photos from Ghost Town in the Sky too. Those guys have some great photo albums, and a good sense of humor too :)
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Friday, October 14, 2005 1:44 AM
I have to make a trip to Heritage USA. That would be pretty amazing to see in person.
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Friday, October 14, 2005 4:51 AM
I have a few pictures from Oyama Yuenchi, another abandoned Japanese park, up here -

http://www.bannister.org/coasters/trips/2005/0904.htm

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Friday, October 14, 2005 8:32 AM
Heritage USA attracted 6 MILLION visitors? Whoa! Why? What was there besides a waterpark and a bunch of shops?
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Friday, October 14, 2005 9:04 AM
^A HUGE church complex. From what I've read and seen about H-USA the place was amazing.

Damn shame what happened to it.

And we think 6flags is mismanaged. At least 6Flags didn't have $10,000 doghouses w/ac.
PTL messed up there bigtime. *** Edited 10/14/2005 1:09:00 PM UTC by FLYINGSCOOTER***

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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:25 PM
There was a thread a while back about the abandoned Japanese parks, and the one that was in Chernobyl. There are a few of them on this site if you look around.

That Ghost Town is freaky. They actually keep up all of the rides and attractions even though they're not open to the public? Cray-zee.

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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:45 PM
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?
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Friday, October 14, 2005 11:44 PM
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.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:27 AM
Not pictures of the park itself, but the abandoned rides from "Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park" can be seen here: http://www.rcdb.com/pd89.htm
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:47 AM
Those pictures of Ghost Town are truly amazing. It's pretty incredible that the park still looks as good as it does, it's been closed for a few years now right?

I have never even heard of Heritage USA. That 500 room hotel is pretty impressive.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:59 AM
It amazing how this topic comes up so often. Here is the link to the Chernobyl pics. http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter17.html

Check out the whole site. This girl rides around on her motorcycle taking pictures, the series around Chernobyl are eye openers. http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/ *** Edited 10/15/2005 4:59:58 AM UTC by ldiesman***

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Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:45 AM
That one you think is an Arrow is actually a Meisho. The ties for the track are different.

I do know that Meisho and Arrow had some kind of ties because the Meisho's use arrow trains last time I looked.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:18 PM
Why did Heritage USA go under?
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Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:21 PM
Meisho or Togo, I'd guess.
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Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:39 PM
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.
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Sunday, October 16, 2005 4:04 PM
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.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005 8:00 PM
Found a site full of SNBO parks:

http://illicitohio.com/SBNO/menu.html

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Monday, October 17, 2005 10:54 AM
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.

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=41475

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