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

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

    I used to go there as a kid…the place was a blast when I was 8 years old. Now…rather creepifying.

    • John

      How much u wanna bet the BTK committed one of his crimes there?

      • Josh

        How is that possible?

  • Justin

    Perfect location for a horror movie

  • ozzy

    ive been there before it was pretty creepy when it was open

  • cyclist79

    That clown gave me the ghost shivers when I was a kid. I couldn't even look at it. I've had nightmares about it. The music from the organ it played was haunting too.

  • phishwilliams

    Wonder if the ghost of the poor grounds keeper who was beheaded while weed eating under the coaster still roams the place???

  • blue420

    I went there a couple of times when I was a kid.

  • Sacrilicious

    #4 and #32 are from Boyles Joyland Fleamarket in Topeka, Ks. It used to be an amusement park and is now a giant fleamarket. my wife works there – she pointed these out to me.

  • Jonathan

    this is in Wichita, KS, also my hometown. To add to the horror, a man was decapitated here on the rollercoasater. He stuck his head up as the the cart was coming down… ouch.

  • Khaqan Javaid

    I like the truck. seriously

    • G.T.M.A.N.

      its a shame that its just rusting away there….well i'm depressed time for cake

  • Timmay

    Is this where the end of Hanna was filmed?

  • Brian Bradley

    That place is in Wichita, Ks where i live. Place was creepy when it was open. They tried to re-open it a few times. It's right across the street from one of the seediest neighborhoods in town!

  • That Guy

    for some reason these look like great places to play paintball.

  • Bathos

    HOLY CRAP! That's my home town! I used to go there when I was little

  • D-Train

    One of two abandoned amusement parks in the Wichita area. We're not easily amused here, apparently.

  • Brad

    Does anyone remember the kiddie ride they used to have there 40 years ago where there were little clown puppets that pedaled bikes, which pulled carriages? I was terrified of that one when I was 3-4 years old. Had forgotten aBout till tonight… Shivers…

  • Micah Bruce

    Used to go there as a kid, wasn't so bad when i was young. A group of friends and i jumped the fence the other night and then found out that some bum might be living there, needless to say it FREAKED THE FUCK OUT OF US!

  • Sonata

    God help us if that freaking clown ever comes back…

  • sydney

    Joyland had quite a few deaths but not cause of the park. Once the two kids in the seat of the moving coaster wanted to switch places while it was still moving and one fell out and died, also the landscaper was mowing under the roller coaster during after hours, heard something and when he popped his head up to see he got decapitated by the coaster going by. Also a teenager fell out of the Ferris wheel cause her and her friends were rocking it like they tell you not to.
    Joy land would still be open if not for the stupidity of Wichita

  • meetredmeat

    The author of this has obviously never seen the abandoned amusement park in Chernobyl. This park still looks very cheerful and friendly compared to that one.

  • Oscar Cornejo

    Reminds me of Silent Hill 3 nice pics chive

  • Amy Boyles

    Pictures #4 & #32 are from Boyles Joyland in Topeka, Kansas.

  • sexiness

    You know if WE all work together we could get the place to re-open. We just have to get the word out and see if people would volunteer their time to help fix the place up and some how raise money to do the necessary work to make it a functioning place again.

    • KPinkston

      Read my post below!!!

  • VooDoo

    They should have used this place in Zombieland!!

  • KPinkston

    For those who were talking about the decapitation via the roller coaster at Joyland I finally found an article about it.

    August 28, 1998

    An employee of Joyland Amusement Park located in Wichita, Kansas, was killed Thursday after he was struck by the train on the park's classic wooden roller coaster.

    According to reports the employee was doing some gardening work near the tracks and just got too close. He died instantly after the train hit him.

    News reports stated that Joyland Amusement Park did not have any rules banning maintenance work near the tracks, while the Roller Coaster is in operation.

    The wooden roller coaster has a classic out and back layout, designed by Herb Schmeck. The Roller Coaster opened in 1949 and is recognized as an ACE classic.

    Also, for those wondering, there are plans to restore and reopen the park in the near future…on facebook look up the joyland restoration project and go to the link from there on what the plans are and on the current progress! I was a Joyland fan as a child and would love to take my kids there when they reopen!!!

  • Lilone

    HAHA this place has always looked pretty much like that. Its been around for at least 30 years. And the clown….yeah it was ALWAYS creepy

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