What This Footage Captured At This Abandoned Kansas Park Is Truly Grim

For many of us, it is one of our fondest childhood memories; visiting Wichita’s old Joyland Amusement Park during those sweet summer months. Sadly, Joyland closed its gates for good in 2006, leaving behind several once loved rides and priceless nostalgia. Have you wondered what Joyland looks like since closing 10 years ago? Thanks to YouTube user John Doerksen, we can get a firsthand glimpse:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you want to see Joyland Amusement Park during happier times, check out A Look Back At This Beloved Kansas Amusement Park Will Make You Feel Nostalgic.