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Pripyat Amusement Park, Pripyat

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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. These reports claim that the park was hurriedly opened to distract Pripyat residents from the unfolding disaster nearby. However, these claims remain largely unsubstantiated and unsupported. Pripyat residents have not been able to recall for sure if the park was opened following the disaster, but considering the lack of panic at the time of the disaster and subsequent evacuation, there would seem to be no need to distract people. In any case, the park—and its Ferris wheel in particular—have become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.
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  • 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 »
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  • Best amusement park I've ever seen, I think the attractions need a little paint but besides that I had a lot of fun!
  • What a place. You can feel how fast the things can change

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