10 Creepiest Abandoned Water Parks on Earth

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The water slide glistens in the sun but there are no laughing children waiting in line to come speeding down from the top. In fact, barely a sound can be heard. The whole water park is bathed in eerie silence. Is it because it’s too cold – because the park closed already for winter? No, the sense of abandonment and desolation runs deeper.


Image: Michael John Grist

From amidst the tubes, looking over the white rapid run.

Sadly, the water park has closed its doors forever and has long lain deserted. There’s something eerie about abandoned places in general, but defunct and dried up water parks seem especially creepy. Perhaps it’s because they tell tales of past merriment – but are now forsaken, and increasingly smothered by shrubs and other vegetation. Yet, despite all this, the ten aqua parks we have found exude a strange fascination that puts one under their spell.

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10. L’Aquatic de Sitges, Catalonia, Spain

Just half-an-hour’s drive from Barcelona is a water park that’s probably more famous in its derelict state than it ever was while still in use. Built in the early ‘90s, the park is said to have lasted only two seasons before it had to close its doors because of a cash crunch – and, urban legend has it, due to a fatal accident. According to one rumor, the wave machine sucked a child under! We shudder to think!

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