Northern California March 29, 2018
The Creepy Abandoned Theme Park In Northern California You Have To See With Your Own Eyes
Theme parks are supposed to be full of fun, laughter, and thrills. After all, that’s why they were constructed in the first place. However, plenty of theme parks have perished over the years for some reason or another. In fact, there’s a creepy abandoned theme park right here in Northern California that not many people are aware of. This place definitely has some spooky vibes. It’s considered to be private property, but it doesn’t take much for people to keep their distance from this place.
Hiding away in the woods near Guerneville is the remnants of what was once a family favorite destination called J's Amusement Park. It may have once been a place of joy, but now it resembles something like a scene out of a horror movie.
The amusement park originally opened in the 1960s to much glee from the locals. During its heyday, the park was filled with people of all ages taking advantage of this unique park in the small town of Guerneville.
It was home to things like a roller coaster, a mad mouse, miniature golf, a race track, and a lot more. The amusement park was a family run business, and to this day many of the locals recall fond memories that were created at J's Amusement Park.
It was officially closed down in 2003 due to rising costs. The park was used for special events, like an annual haunted house, for a few years after its closing. However, it currently is completely abandoned.
There's something incredibly creepy about walking around this park and seeing all the ways that nature has reclaimed the rides that have been sitting here untouched for years. The Mad Mouse looks like a small gust of wind would easily topple it over.
Even the scrambler is still in tact, but these rides have definitely seen better days. This place feels almost like it exists in its own little dystopian world.
Some people say the park is haunted by the ghost of a young woman who died here in the '80s, although there hasn't been any concrete evidence that any fatal accidents actually occurred at J's Amusement Park. Still, it doesn't take much to believe this place could be haunted. It definitely looks the part.
The amusement park has remained totally defunct for years and the various attractions that were once the source of so much happiness have been left behind to wither. However, there's still something oddly beautiful about this little-known haunt.
It should be noted that J's Amusement Park is on
, and cannot be visited without the permission of the owner. Don't worry, though. There are all sorts of equally creepy places to visit throughout Northern California, such as this
neighborhood that was mysteriously abandoned
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