1. Satellite City, Limbiate, Italy.
From an Italian theme park that hit its peak in the 80s and eventually closed in 2008.
2. Big Dipper, Chippewa Lake Park, Chippewa Lake, OH, USA.
Chippewa Lake theme park opened in 1878 and closed exactly 100 years later, leaving this beast behind.
3. Spreeblitz, Spreepark, Berlin, Germany.
The owners of this park were arrested for drug smuggling. 180kg of cocaine was found inside one of their transported rides!
4. Comet, Lincoln Park, Dartmouth, MA, USA.
This was a popular ride and theme park until the 1980s when a fatal accident caused people to stay away. It eventually closed in 1987.
5. Bobster & Jet Coaster, Takakonuma Greenland, Fukushima, Japan.
This coaster had its last ride back in 1999.
6. Aska, Nara Dreamland, Japan.
Opened in 1961 and closed in 2006, Japan’s Dreamland was touted as their answer to Disneyland. Ironically, the opening of Disneyland Tokyo was the final nail in Dreamland’s coffin.
7. Cyclone, Williams Grove Park, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA.
This bad boy could once get up to speeds of 65 mph. The park closed in 2005.
8. Zippin Pippin, Libertyland, Memphis, TN, USA.
This dearly departed coaster had a super famous fan. Apparently it was a favourite of Elvis Presley’s.
9. Mega Zeph, Six Flags, New Orleans, USA.
This incredible structure was joined a long list of casualties of Hurricane Katrina when Six Flags New Orleans was forced to close due to extensive flooding in 2005.
Read the full article by Simon Preuss on all of these abandoned coasters at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/urban-exploration/news-10-incredible-abandoned-roller-coasters.