What is an abandoned amusement park in the Pripyat town?
The park of attractions in Pripyat is one of the most popular and atmospheric places in the Chernobyl zone. This is a kind of symbol of the childhood that was frozen in time, which destroyed a peaceful atom ..
The park consists of a Ferris wheel, a carousel, cars and boats.
Chernobyl amusement park history
There is a legend that the swings in Pripyat have never been used for their intended purpose. Children never had time to ride on them. The opening was planned for May 1, 1986. But the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986, broke plans ..
But there is a photo-fact, which proves that on the Ferris wheel all the same managed to ride:
1986 chernobyl amusement park
The city lacked something that would make every day for children and adults a holiday where you could go for a holiday on your birthday or any other holiday. You need a place where there would be a lot of swings and carousels, children’s ecstasy and laughter. That is why the city authorities decided to build an amusement park in Pripyat.
So the Ferris wheel in Pripyat looks now. Photo 2017. Radiation at this site is from 0.80 to 10.00 uSv/Hour. The norm is exceeded by hundreds of times. The liquidators say that military helicopters were landing in the park during the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident:
And so the wheel looked a few years after the Chernobyl accident. Сhernobyl amusement park, after 31 years on this place grew large trees:
Let’s compare the Ferris wheel before and after the Chernobyl accident. Everything became abandoned and disappeared:
Chernobyl amusement park before and after disaster
Сhernobyl amusement park. Carousel in the park of Pripyat:
So it looked in 1990:
Deserted cars in the park. Very sad sight: