最近悄悄來到了農曆七月,也就是 Ghost Month 

小編就來應應景,帶各位看看《全球12大恐怖廢棄樂園》與它背後的故事

(貼心小提醒:膽小者請慎入) 

 

 

12 harrowing images of abandoned theme parks...

 

 

 

 Land of Oz, North Carolina, USA 奧茲樂園,美國

 

This Wizard of Oz-themed park was open from 1970 til 1980. It was built as part of a ski resort so was only a popular tourist attraction for a few months of the year, with hopes that it would be expanded to be an all-year thrill. The park survived a raging fire in 1975, but closed five years later for financial reasons.

 

曾是滑雪度假村旁的指標人氣遊樂園,卻在經歷一場大火後改變命運,最終因財務原因而歇業,前後短短只營業了十年。

 

∎ Resort (n.) 常去的休閒度假之處;名勝

∎ Thrill (n.) 引起激動的事物

Meeting the President was a great thrill.

會見總統是一件令人興奮不已的事情。

 

 

 Gulliver’s Kingdom, Japan 格列佛王國,日本

 

Built next to Mount Fuji, this theme park was only open for 10 years, and closed in 2007 due to economic doom. Now all that exists is this sprawling faux village and that giant Gulliver model.

 

位在日本第一高富士山旁,因為經濟衰退的原因,短短也只營業了十年,於2007年關閉,而雜亂的人造村與那龐大的格列佛模型依然存在。

 

∎ Doom (n.) 厄運,毀滅

∎ Sprawling (adj.) 雜亂延伸的

∎ Faux (adj.) 假的;人造的

 

 

 Wonderland Amusement Park, China 仙境樂園,中國

 

It was touted to be the biggest theme park in the whole of Asia when construction started in the mid 90s. By 1998, it had ground to a halt due to financial problems. Whilst many people tried (and failed) to restart the project, all half-finished structures were demolished once and for all in 2013.

 

以成為「亞洲最大樂園」為目標的仙境樂園,在90年代中,興建工程因財政問題而停擺,儘管後人規劃許多重建計畫,最終皆以失敗收場,2013年正式宣告放棄,樂園也因此走入歷史。

 

∎ Tout (v.) 讚揚;吹捧

 Halt (v.) 停止

 Demolish (v.) 廢除

 Once and for all 永遠地

 

 

 Pripyat, Chernobyl, Ukraine 普里皮亞樂園,烏克蘭

 

The theme park was due to open on May 1 1986, but when the infamous Chernobyl disaster happened on April 26th just a few kilometres away, the park never got its formal opening. It opened for a few hours on April 27th to entertain locals before the announcement that everyone had to evacuate the area immediately. There are still flyers advertising the May Day opening up around Chernobyl.

 

預計於198651日開幕的普里皮亞樂園,因當年426日幾公里外爆發著名的車諾比核災事件,該樂園從未正式開幕。樂園也在27日開辦數小時以滿足當地居民的期待,然後烏克蘭政府即宣布緊急撤離當地,只剩下隨處可見的開幕廣告傳單。

 

 Infamous (adj.) 聲名狼藉的,臭名昭著的

The infamous traitor was sentenced to death.

那個罪大惡極的叛徒被判處死刑。

 Flyer (n.) 廣告傳單

 

 

 Lake Dolores Water park, California, USA 多洛斯水上樂園,美國

 

Bob Byers originally made this water park especially for his extended family in the 1950s, and it was named after his wife. Bob eventually opened it to the public, and, with a camp site, rides and attractions added to the theme park over the next 25 years, it became a small success. When visitor numbers dwindled in the late 80s, it closed. It re-opened several times in the last decade under different investors but nothing ever took off.

 

樂園創辦人 Bob Byers 原本只打算為親朋好友興建這個私人水樂園,並以妻子的名字為名,而後決定開放給民眾,往後他還為樂園加上營地、雲霄飛車等設施。然而80年代末,遊客人潮不斷縮減,樂園最終也只好關門大吉。後來雖然有不少投資人協助重振樂園,卻也沒什麼起色。

 

 Extended family (n.) 大家庭 (尤指三代以上同堂)

 Dwindle (v.) 漸減

 

 

 Dadipark, Belgium 大衛帕克樂園,比利時

 

This park opened in 1950 under instruction from the local priest. Although it started as a small, affordable playground for local children, it quickly grew in size. It closed in 2002 following an incident in which a boy lost an arm on a ride. Due to a lack of investors, plans to demolish the site have been put in place.

 

大衛帕克樂園起初由當地一名牧師的指示而興建,於1950年開幕,後來從一個小型兒童樂園轉型為大型遊樂園。但在2002年發生的一次悲劇,一名小男孩在雲霄飛車上意外斷了手臂後,樂園從此便走下坡,直到倒閉。

 

 Priest (n.) 牧師;神父

 

 

 Camelot Theme Park, Lancashire, England  凱姆洛特主題樂園,英國

 

The park closed in 2012 due to dwindling visitor numbers which were blamed on ‘poor summer weather’ (predictable perhaps?). While some of the rides were sold off, many now lay abandoned.

 

此樂園倒閉的原因據說是因為「夏季氣候惡劣」導致遊客稀少,後來有些設施變賣,其餘就只能成為廢鐵。

 

 

 Encore’s Garden, Taiwan 亞哥花園,台灣

 

This theme park closed after the 921 earthquake in Taiwan which killed more than 2,000 people in 1999. Prior to that the park had been bustling, bringing over one million visitors to the country, but now it is almost like an urban legend, with only some photographers managing to find it using some pretty snazzy Google Maps knowledge.

 

位於台中大坑的亞哥花園,於1999921大地震重創後宣告關門,從一座百萬來客數水準的遊樂園變成一座廢墟。此後的亞哥花園就如同人間蒸發了般,前去拍照的攝影師甚至要用Google地圖內建的知識圖譜才找的到。

(小編:那面具是想嚇死誰!!!)

 

 Bustling (adj.) 活躍的;熙攘的

 Snazzy (adj.) 華麗的﹐時髦的

 

 

 Jazzland, Six Flags, New Orleans, USA 六旗遊樂園,美國

 

 

 

 Spreepark, Berlin, Germany 柏林狂歡主題樂園,德國

 

 

 

 Dreamland, Margate, UK 夢境主題樂園,英國

 

 

 

 Dogpatch USA, Arkansas, USA 多哥帕奇樂園,美國

 

 

 

 

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