Miracle Strip Amusement Park, Panama, FL 1963 - 2004 In 2003 it was announced that the 2004 season would be Miracle Strip's last. The owner, Billy Lark, sold the land for use in development of condos. He cited a general lack of interest in the preceding years from tourists, loss of money and increased expenses in keeping the rides running. The final season ended in September 2004. Many rides have since been moved or disappeared.
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Overgrown ferris wheel at the abandoned amusement park in Chippewa Lake Park in Ohio, closed in 1978. First opened in 1878, the park has been unused for 31 years. Trees now grow through the ferris wheel and coaster tracks. Most of the rides are now gone, though the remnants of a few rides remain. Soon all the rides will be gone as a developer has bought the site.
Okpo Land has a tragic past related to one ride in particular. The duck-themed ride caused at least one fatality in the 1990s, for which no compensation or apology was received, and the ride continued to operate. In 1999, the ride claimed its second life, a young girl who was thrown to the ground when a cart derailed and capsized. After this incident, the park's owner disappeared overnight, leaving another family with no compensation or apology. The park was closed after being deemed unsafe.