There's something peculiarly fascinating about abandoned amusement parks. Perhaps it's because they were designed as places of fun, but now stand empty. Maybe it's because rusting rides look incredible. Or maybe it allows us to imagine what the entire world would look like if humans were to go extinct.
Either way, some incredible images have been captured of abandoned parks over the years. Here are some of the most haunting.
10. Lincoln Park (Massachusetts)
These stunning images capture the remains of The Comet, a twister-layout wooden roller coaster that was the main attraction at the defunct Lincoln Park until 1987.
9. Six Flags New Orleans
Abandoned by Six Flags following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Six Flags New Orleans stands as a testament to the destructive power of nature.
8. Spreepark (Berlin)
This former communist-era amusement park in East Berlin was declared insolvent in 2001. It's still possible to get into the park as part of a guided tour.
7. Williams Grove Amusement Park (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Within two years of the Williams family hosting its first picnic in a small grove close to Mechanicsburg in 1950, a fairground had taken root on the site. It was destroyed by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 but reopened and operated until the end of the 2005 season.
6. Nara Dreamland (Nara, Japan)
This blatant rip-off of Disneyland featured its own versions of Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Matterhorn and the Skyway. It closed for good in August 2006.