Abandoned Disneyland in Japan
• Abandoned Disneyland in Japan
Amusement Park Nara Dreamland would be the first Disneyland in Japan. Today it is an abandoned place, which heavily guarded, and for trespassing on the territory of the park was threatened with arrest and a high fine ... Watch looks like an abandoned Disneyland in Japan and find it sad story.
For nearly 50 years in the Japanese Disneyland - Park Nara Dreamland - life was in full swing. Now looking at this abandoned, empty space, it is hard to believe that just 10 years ago, there are fun people. Today, in the park you will not meet anyone except a few guards. Nara Dreamland is fenced and closed to visitors. And once there was a colorful and fun ...
Amusement Park Nara Dreamland was built in the 2-hour drive from Osaka in Japan in 1961. It was a great project, a symbol of the Japanese post-war economic miracle. Park was supposed to be an identical copy of Disneyland in California, opened in 1955, which had a huge popularity and success. Japanese people in the wake of American culture hobbies wanted to build a park that would be as successful as in America.
But the Japanese amusement park was unable to repeat the success of the US. Every year in Nara Dreamland was less and less visitors.
Why is the park began to lose visitors? This happened for several reasons. Firstly, the park was supposed to be an exact copy of the American Disneyland, but it did not look exactly the same. At one time there were problems with the financing of this project. While California's Disneyland was popular thanks to the most famous Disney characters, the Japanese fleet went to less well-known and less popular characters. Walt Disney himself and his company at some point refused to continue to support the construction of Disneyland in Japan.
After the failure of Disney's original park had to change the construction plans. Disney themes from fairy tales tried to combine with subjects who do not have anything to do with them, which, moreover, were not even Japanese! The castle of Cinderella, for example, costs of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. What it should have been a traditional roller coaster, even close to them do not like it. The absence of the main keynote was the main problem of the park. Nobody took care of also creating the necessary atmosphere there.
Visitors Nara Dreamland later described him as a fake Disneyland. Everything in the park look "cheap". It is also no longer maintain in perfect condition and clean. Paint fell off in many places, it was dirty and did not care that the park ceased to look perfect.
This state of affairs has ceased to arrange visitors Nara Dreamland, so from year to year, there were fewer and fewer. The final blow was dealt the park opening in Japan of two other centers of entertainment: this Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.
In the end - August 31, 2006 - it was decided to close the Nara Dreamland. But unlike the other theme parks it is not sold. It's just ... shut down and forgotten.
Park eventually was abandoned. However, objects such as a magnet for thrill seekers. And Nara Dreamland Park is no exception.
In recent years, the park began to appear more and more uninvited guests.
The information which can be found on the Internet about the illegal visit to the park should be scare everyone to visit it. Nara Dreamland Park is surrounded by a high fence and is under constant guard. For trespassing on his territory levied a heavy fine. For several years, it has successfully held back the curious and vandals. From time to time in the media about the groups caught in the park, there were reports that have been arrested and fined.
There were even rumors of the park guards who were accused of vandalism intruders to get big bonuses.
However, Nara Dreamland security has been weakened in recent years. Therefore began to appear in the park graffiti on the walls of buildings and some elements of the scenery and equipment - disappear.
"poor relation" of the California Disneyland has become a favorite destination for all who draw the abandoned ruins. Nara Dreamland also attend ... the locals, they come back for a walk with the dogs. The guards even stopped paying attention to them.
In its heyday Nara Dreamland is visited by over one and a half million tourists a year. In the last year of operation, this figure fell to 400 thousand visitors. For comparison, Universal Studios Japan for a year visited by several million people.
According to some visitors, the park of its kind today resembles a scene from a Japanese anime film "Spirited Away."