This week, I’m talking about Trinity Loop in Newfoundland. Once an engineering marvel of the Newfoundland Railroad, the Loop found second life as an amusement park when the railroad closed…. Read more »
This week, we’re talking about an abandoned Soviet-era theme park. Many people draw parallels between this and the abandoned theme park in Pripyat near Chernobyl. Better known for its abandoned… Read more »
This week, I’ve got a condensed history of the Joyland Park story. (If you like an expanded version, check out my previous in-depth episodes: https://theabandonedcarousel.com/6 and https://theabandonedcarousel.com/7.) Podcast cover background… Read more »
This week, we’re talking about the Rose Island Amusement Park. Almost a century ago, this amusement park was the happening place, where people went to escape the city smog near Louisville. Abandoned for most of the 20th century, Rose Island stands today as a public park with a few abandoned remains left to discover.
Last week, we covered the first decades at Joyland under the operation of the Ottaway family. This week, we’ll cover the park’s operation under new management, with rises, falls, closures, abandonment, and lots of fires. Abandoned, Joyland became a magnet for urban explorers and vandals, and an example of the changing face of the amusement industry.