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Nara Dreamland (Flickr Explore #39)

Nara Dreamland is an abandoned theme park in Nara, Japan (east of Osaka). It was built in 1961 and was primarily a copy of Disneyland in California. The opening of Universal Studios was a crushing blow to Nara Dreamland's dwindling attendance and, on August 31, 2006, the park closed permanently.


I explored Nara Dreamland on an April morning, in extraordinarily foggy and damp conditions, before sunrise. I was climbing to the top of the incredibly slippery 98.4ft roller coaster when I got this shot.




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Taken on April 16, 2012