There is a small abandoned theme park in Seoul, South Korea, with a quieted carousel, bleached-out images of ’80s pop icons, and “dodgem” cars that have long-since quit dodging. But unlike most amusement parks that have gone idle, this one invites the public to share in its slow crumble. Continue reading »
The supermarket chain Silpo has designed a new store in the style of GTA: San Andreas. The department signs are written in a font similar to the typography of the game by Rockstar Games, and themed images are placed in the stands. Company officials noted the Venice Beach-style store opened and shared photos of the premises on the official Facebook group. Continue reading »
Hanna Baker is an artist from High Point, NC, who runs Platypus Murals. She has been designing and hand-painting incredibly detailed murals for homes and businesses since 2007 but has recently tackled a person project – painting her little sisters’ room. Continue reading »
Disneyland has offered a first glimpse of its newest attraction, the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” theme park. Visitors can build their own droids and lightsabers, interact with aliens and step into the cockpit of an exact copy of the Millennium Falcon. The interactive experience allows a team of six people to operate the spacecraft.
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, George Lucas and Bob Iger, Walt Disney’s chief executive, at the new park. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Continue reading »
Designer Matteo Ugolini, together with Italian lighting manufacturer KARMAN, have created these fun and whimsical indoor or outdoor lights that represent forgotten tools.
Named Tobia, the designs have been created in the shape of a shove, pitch fork and a rake, the three lamps have lighting hidden in their handles, creating a soft glowing light. The lamps can either be hung from hooks or presented upright with the help of a stand. Continue reading »
Japanese society places a great value on personal hygiene, and that extends to taking care of your skin. But just because the country is serious about grooming doesn’t mean it can’t have fun with the process, as evidenced by the variety of playful themed skin care masks that have gone on sale. Continue reading »
Dickens World, The Defunct Theme Park Dedicated To Live Action Re-Enactments Of Charles Dickens Novels
They theme park had life-sized replicas of the streets where Oliver Twist and Company picked pockets, poorhouses and the ghost chamber where you get haunted by the ghosts of the Marley Brothers from the classic A Christmas Carol. The website is still live even though it closed in 2016. Continue reading »
Discarded in the grounds of an abandoned theme park, this mannequin graveyard is an eerie sight to behold. Spread across wasteland and surrounded by woodland, the former amusement park in Lancashire is where dozens of old mannequins – some dating back to the 1960s – have found their final resting place. Continue reading »
Photographer Lee Chapman from the Tokyo Times visited the site, snapping several terrific photos. The park opened in the 1970s under the name Kinugawa Family Ranch and expanded over time, rebranding itself as “Western Village.” But by 2006, it was forced to close down. Today, the park looks like a post-apocalyptic ‘Westworld’. Continue reading »
Written as a novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900, the Wizard of Oz became an acclaimed Technicolor film in 1939. The success of that film led to the exploration of prequels and sequels desperately seeking the fame and recognition that the orignal musical film garnered. Perhaps the boldest iteration was the recreation of the Land of Oz as a theme park in North Carolina’s Beech Mountains. Photographer Johnny Joo visited the site and photographed the ruins, full of wild roots and thick fog. His eerie portaits capture a magical place that has gradually become the perfect setting for your worst nightmares. Continue reading »
Hundreds of thousands of begonias and dahlias will emblazon the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for its 20th “Flower Carpet” display, which this year has a Japanese theme. Continue reading »
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington on I-75. From the moment you turn the corner and the towering Ark comes into view, to the friendly animals in the zoo, to the jaw-dropping exhibits inside the Ark, you’ll experience the pages of the Bible like never before. Continue reading »
Images show Shanghai Disneyland’s lofty 196-foot-tall castle and resort buildings undergoing their final stages of construction. And it appears that fans are excited about the developments, as tickets for the June 16 opening day sold out within hours of being listed on the company’s official ticketing website. Continue reading »
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Nestled in scenic Beech Mountain, North Carolina rests an abandoned “The Wizard Of Oz” theme park. Land Of Oz was once a booming business hosting 20,000 people on its opening day. The park, which opened in 1970, was hit with tragedy that tarnished its initial success.
After the death of its original owner right before opening and a mysterious fire in 1975, Land of Oz closed its doors in 1980. Continue reading »
Ice sculptures, sledging and snowball fights – the last activities you would normally associate with Thailand. But children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. Youngsters’ faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month. The attraction is located on the fifth floor of Gateway Ekamai shopping complex and offers guests an opportunity to build snowmen and make snow angels. The artificial snow is said to be 30-40cm thick so visitors can book lessons in activities such as skiing and snowboarding or enjoy a good old-fashioned snowball fight.
Children in Bangkok have been treated to a winter wonderland theme park, and for some this is the first time they have ever seen snow. (Getty Images / The Daily Mail) Continue reading »
Interior designer Tony Alleyne stands in his «Star Trek» theme studio apartment in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. The apartment took nearly 10 years to redesign in the style of the «Star Trek» Starship Enterprise on approximately US$1.7 million. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images) Continue reading »
Attendants arrive at an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province November 28, 2014. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China’s first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s day. According to state media, there are nearly 60 theme parks being built across China at the moment. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Real Madrid have revealed plans to build a $1bn holiday resort in the United Arab Emirates that is due to open in January 2015. Here are some computer generated images showing what it is set to look like.
The resort will be located on the artificial island of Al Marjan in the United Arab Emirates. It will feature sports facilities, a marina, luxury hotels, villas, an amusement park, a club museum and a futuristic 10,000-seat stadium with one side open to the sea. (Handout/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
China’s first chocolate theme park, in Beijing, will display exhibits made out of, of course, chocolate. The annual exhibition, World Chocolate Wonderland, will be held from Dec. 16 to Feb. 19, at Shanghai’s Himalaya Art Museum; creations on display will include chocolate terracotta warriors, the Great Wall of China and more commonplace objects, like shoes, clothes and handbags.
Chocolate Terracotta Warriors are displayed at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei June 28, 2010. (REUTERS/Nicky Loh) Continue reading »
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