Holy Land USA
Holy Land USA was once an 18 acre Bible-themed park located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The park had about 40,000 visitors a year until it closed in 1984 for renovations. Holy Land USA never opened back up again due to the death of owner John Greco in 1986. It has been abandoned ever since. The abandoned acres of the theme park have been watched over by groups of nuns for decades, but the place keeps getting more and more creepy as the park continues to deteriorate.
On top of the vandalism and eeriness the park gives off, a teenager was murdered on these abandoned grounds in 2010. Since then police records have shown that the amount of trespassers have been decreasing which just means abandoned Holy Land USA is as creepy and deserted as ever.
The old abandoned Sea-Arama in Galveston, Texas. Opened in 1965 it was one of the first ocean theme parks in the United States. In 1988 it was the largest tourist attraction in Galveston but like all things a bigger thing happened in San Antonia, Texas; the opening of a Sea World Park. On January 14, 1990 the last show was performed at Sea-Arama.
It was abandoned until 2006 when it was demolished and turned in an RV Park. I know it doesn’t count if you can’t go there now, but for many years people could and it looked like quiet an incredible place.
Information and Photographs courtesy of Remembering Sea-Arama
A roller coaster that was plunged into the Atlantic Ocean after Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Jersey Shore last October and became a symbol of the devastation was being demolished Tuesday afternoon.
The partially submerged Jet Star coaster was once a popular destination at Casino Pier, an amusement park in Seaside Heights, N.J. But when Sandy ravaged the Jersey shoreline, destroying parts of the pier, the coaster tumbled into the ocean.