Permanently abandoned since 2006 the Nara Dreamland theme park in Japan still lies in a state of repair and decay. The park first opened in 2001 and was inspired by Disneyland however the parks success was short lived after the popularity of Universal Studios Japan which opened nearby in 2001 and still attracts more than 10 million visitors a year. With that number in mind it’s easy to see why Nara Dreamland has been totally forgotten.
On a recent visit to the abandoned theme park French photographer Victor Habchy managed to capture some truly eerie photos of the park in a state of decay and neglect. Perhaps most surprising is how much of the park remain, including towering roller coaster structures and a Disney style castle at the parks entrance.
Once a place of happiness and laughter Nara Dreamland is now a dull and bleak reminder of what once was and you certainly wouldn’t catch up visiting this place at night.