1949-2004 Joyland Amusement Park was a former amusement park in Wichita, Kansas. It was in continuous operation for 55 years, from June 12, 1949 to 2004. The park was once the largest theme park in central Kansas and featured a wooden roller coaster. Today the site is abandoned, and most buildings and rides have been vandalized. An organization, called Restore Hope was started in the hope of rebuilding the park.
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.