Website takes a look at erstwhile hubs of fun in unnerving gallery, underlining how quickly an environment can change.

Derelict places once bursting with the happy laugher of children (and adults) can conjure up ghostly thoughts and memories of episodes from ‘Goosebumps’ and shows of that ilk. Architizer has compiled a gallery of once-lively places, which can be found across the globe from Japan to Louisiana.

Disney’s Discovery Island closed in 1999 and is a no-go area for visitors to Disney world. It was allegedly a precursor to the park’s current venue ‘Animal Kingdom.’

This carousel is located in a theme park in Pripyat, the abandoned town near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. For obvious reasons, namely radiation, it has not seen many, if any, visitors since the event.

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