10 Most Incredible Abandoned Roller Coasters

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Cars crawling incrementally up lifts or flying through loop-the-loops; long lines of people waiting in anticipation for the thrill of the ride, or screaming as they’re hurled at tremendous speed down near-vertical drops. These are the kinds of vibrant images we usually associate with the roller coasters.


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Yet there are many of these popular attractions that have done their duty and been demolished; or that now simply await destruction by the elements – rain, wind, fire or the green force of nature – to weaken, shake, burn or simply overgrow them.

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Image: Jens Eriksson

Like skeletons made of metal or wood – morbid, especially in light of their former glory – these ten abandoned roller coasters remain giant reminders of happier times. As silent witnesses, they tell tales of feuds, fraud, bankruptcy or disaster – events that befell the amusement parks to which they belonged.

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