You won’t find a starker difference than what you’ll find at this abandoned amusement park in Japan. It has replaced the cheery mood of fun and laughing with an ominous quiet and collapsing attractions, all of which seem to have transformed into haunted homes.
The Nara Dreamland theme park, Japan’s equivalent to Disneyland, debuted in 1961. For the following 45 years, it remained the region’s primary attraction, but when significant rivals such as Disney and Universal entered the market, the park was forced to shut due to poor attendance in 2006.
Photographer Romain Veillon recently visited the park to chronicle the ravages of time on the landscape, and the results appear like something out of a horror film.