This Creepy Abandoned Amusement Park In Pennsylvania Is Chilling

The carnival is a creepy enough place to begin with: clowns, piping organ music, a mysterious atmosphere, and very overpriced food. The spooky allure of a fair is made all the stronger when the place is completely abandoned. The rotting structures of the abandoned Williams Grove Amusement Park near Mechanicsburg are hauntingly beautiful.

Though the amusement park is no longer in use and has fallen into disrepair, the property itself is not abandoned. In fact, it is still inhabited by a few long-time residents. Trespassing onto the property is strictly forbidden- and illegal. We hope that you enjoy these photographs, but please do not explore the area yourself.

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Families began picnicking at the site in the 1850s, though it wasn’t until 1928 that the first rides appeared at Williams Grove Amusement Park. As you can see above, mother nature is completely reclaiming what was once the crowning glory of the park, The Cyclone roller coaster.

Williams Grove Amusement Park was almost completely destroyed in Hurricane Agnes in 1972. After some rebuilding, though, it opened back up and remained operational until 2005, when it was closed.

The amusement park shut down because the family who operated it (the Hughes) decided to focus entirely on the Williams Grove Speedway, which is still a major attraction in the area.

What a creepy ice cream truck that sits empty at the site. Imagine the little kids who at one time ran after it. Watch the video below to see some more of the abandoned Williams Grove Amusement Park.

Pretty scary right?