The Pripyat amusement park is an abandoned amusement park located in Pripyat, Ukraine. It was to have its grand opening on 1 May 1986, in time for the May Day celebrations, but these plans were cancelled on 26 April, when the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away. Several sources report that the park was opened for a short time on 27 April before the announcement to evacuate the city was made, and one site shows photos of the amusement park in operation. Theories that the park was hurriedly opened in the aftermath of the accident to distract Pripyat residents from the unfolding disaster nearby seem to be substantiated by video showing that some of the rides were never fully completed (the Paratrooper was not fitted with canopies and the Ferris wheel's cladding was incomplete). It is more likely and generally held that the video was taken in winter, due to clothing worn, and it was a test. Considering the lack of panic at the time of evacuation, there was no need to distract people. In any case, the park—and its Ferris wheel in particular—have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.Using our custom trip planner, Pripyat attractions like Pripyat Amusement Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Pripyat Amusement Park
Tours to Pripyat Amusement Park
$134 BOOK WITH VIATOR 1 Day Chernobyl Tour including Body Contamination Scan
Duration: 10 to 13 hours
$173 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Small-Group Chernobyl and Pripyat Tour from Kyiv
Duration: 10 to 11 hours
$279 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private one day tour to Chernobyl Zone of Exclusion with Lunch
Duration: 10 to 13 hours
$45 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private impressive Kyiv Chernobyl Museum tour (based on real-life guide stories)
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Pripyat Amusement Park reviews
Seeing that frozen Ferris wheel here it is haunting me still and also the bumper cars. it brings back memory's.
Seeing that frozen Ferris wheel here it is haunting me still and also the bumper cars. it brings back memory's. more »
A surreal place to see and visit. Undoubtedly it was once a special place for a good reason, now, due to radiation risks, you take care to touch as little as possible
A surreal place to see and visit. Undoubtedly it was once a special place for a good reason, now, due to radiation risks, you take care to touch as little as possible more »
I visited here as part of 1 day tour of Chernobyl and in some ways this maybe the most haunting part of it. It was never used and was due to open a few days after the accident. The Ferris wheel also had the highest radioactive reading so careful.
Purchase a ticket and enjoy your ride. However you’ll remember that for the whole life (which won’t be long after a round trip on a wheel)
Plan your trip to Pripyat
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Trips in Pripyat Amusement Park by other users
3 days in Chernobyl BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Pripyat Amusement Park Reactor No 4 Chernobyl Go 6 days in Kyiv (Kiev) & Pripyat BY A USER FROM INDIA Kyiv (Kiev) Pripyat 16 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Cherkasy Poltava Kharkiv 10 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM INDIA Kyiv (Kiev) Chernobyl Lviv 5 days in Chernobyl BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Pripyat Amusement Park Reactor No 4 Chernobyl Go 32 days in Ukraine BY A USER FROM INDIA Kharkiv Donetsk Dnipro