24 Haunting Pictures of Abandoned Amusement Parks

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Like nightmarish scenes taken straight from “The Walking Dead“, these parks that filled so many visitors with happy memories (and motion sickness) have been left to rot in various stages of deterioration after being ravaged by flood, nuclear disaster and poor ticket sales.

Although there’s something inherently spooky about abandoned amusement parks, there’s also something beautiful about them, particularly in the curious way Mother Nature goes about reclaiming these deserted landscapes punctuated by idle roller coasters and collapsing funhouses…