Joyland: Proof that all abandoned amusement parks are terrifying (34 Photos)

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Joyland, Located in Wichita, Kansas, is an amusement park that’s been closed since 2006.
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  • Glenn

    Zombie playland

  • SkyVader

    Someone better call in Scooby and the gang.

  • cyclist79

    I live in Wichita and ride my bike on a bike path that goes right by this place. It's sooo much more eerie in person. It's almost always windy here and you can hear all kinds of moans, squeaks and squeals from metal parts being blown around in an otherwise silent environment. I think these photos must be at least a few years old because the place is way more dilapidated, vandalized and overgrown now.

    • jordan

      not to mention its by tweek city

  • poseidon

    23 The Wacky Shack is a dark ride, there is an identical one at Waldamere in Erie, PA. It was one of my favorite rides growing up, I never knew it had a twin.

  • poseidon

    #23 The Wacky Shack is a dark ride, there is an identical one at Waldamere in Erie, PA. It was one of my favorite rides growing up, I never knew it had a twin.

  • LOLO

    Im from Wichita and this had the scariest rollercoaster ive ever saw

  • echogeo

    #34 "We all float down here, Georgie!"
    There's a Stephen King story in here somewhere.

  • Rachel B.

    I grew up going to Joyland every summer lol.

  • CunningLinguist

    Modern warfare2

  • Herr

    Joyland had a creepy ass organ playing clown but unfortunatly it was stolen a few years back. Crazy to see Wichita make the Chive.

  • WirelessCable

    don't worry, you are not alone because I am creeped out by abandoned amusement parks too

  • Poorad

    Am I the only one that wants to have a zombie apocalypse showdown here?

    • konaehukai

      Not the only one. I'm right there with ya.

  • Tone

    Chive On from Wichita! The comment about IT by King is right on, good call.

  • charles

    The rest of Kansas looks exactly like this! the whole state should be closed!

  • Clarissa

    An employee was working under the roller doing gardening and was stuck by the cars and killed in 2004 I believe.

    • Jollywonker

      weed wacking and took the top of his head off

    • KPinkston

      that was the rumor back in the early 90's and it was a rumor in the 80's there has been nothing that I have found to prove that rumor true. I was born and raised in Wichita, KS and grew up going to the park in the late 80's and early 90's.

  • manofabsinthe

    There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
    She had so many children, she had to foreclose :)

  • xviddyx

    this is in my city and it's just as terrifying when it was up and running

  • bless1

    #34- is that Patty?

  • Bob

    #24…What the fuck?!?! That is scary as shit.

    As for everyone else, I don't know about you, but the only two thoughts in my head while looking at these photos is off key carnival music, and the old 1983 movie "Something Wicked this Way Comes".

  • Thor

    And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddlesome kids!!!!

  • r.pgh

    eating these mushrooms whilst in an abandoned amusement park was a BAD idea….

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  • Nicnac

    #9 "Closed for He, son."


  • Htisss

    It would be an awesome place for a paint ball game.

  • the_junglist

    #9 Looks like it says "Closed for Health Reasons." Do zombies count as "health reasons?"

    • TitoRigatoni

      I thought it was "closed for the season".
      A season that apparently never ended.

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