By Dinah Williams
There's something either unhappy and creepy approximately an deserted enjoyment park. maybe its simply because a spot that used to be filled with enjoyable seekers has turn into slowly packed with weeds. or even its as the sound of youngsters excited laughter has been changed with the quiet creaking of rusted rides. while the one viewers are the spirits of these who died there some time past, an leisure park could be a frightening position to go to. one of the eleven enjoyment parks during this booklet, kids will find a curler coaster left to rot after approximately killing its passengers, a subject matter park that's now domestic to alligators and snakes, and the ghost of a guy who's nonetheless attempting to take a experience on a Ferris wheel that stopped operating years in the past. The haunting pictures and chilling nonfiction textual content will maintain teenagers turning the pages to find extra spooky tales.
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Extra resources for Abandoned Amusement Parks
New York: Bearport (2012). Goldish, Meish. Heart-Stopping Roller Coasters (World’s Biggest). New York: Bearport (2010). Greathouse, Lisa. How Amusement Parks Work. Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials (2009). com/ScaryPlaces 31 Index Action Park 22–23, 28 Big Dipper roller coaster 6–7 Chernobyl nuclear power plant 11 Comet roller coaster 24–25 Cronkite, Walter 17 Dartmouth, Massachusetts 24–25, 28 Disney, Walt 17 Electric Park 16–17, 28 Erie Beach Amusement Park 20–21, 28 Mercer County, West Virginia 12–13, 28 Mount Fuji 26–27 New Orleans, Louisiana 18–19, 28 Old Indiana Fun Park 14–15, 28 Omaha, Nebraska 6–7, 28 Ontario, Canada 20–21, 28 Pacific Ocean Park 8–9, 28 Pripyat, Ukraine 10–11, 29 Gulliver’s Kingdom 26–27, 29 Santa Monica, California 8–9, 28 Six Flags New Orleans 18–19, 28 Hunt, Emily 15 Hurricane Katrina 18–19 Thorntown, Indiana 14–15, 28 Kamikuishiki, Japan 26–27, 29 Kansas City, Missouri 16–17, 28 Krug Park 6–7, 28 Vernon Township, New Jersey 22–23, 28 Z–Boys 9 Lake Shawnee Amusement Park 12–13, 28 Lincoln Amusement Park 24–25, 28 About the Author Dinah Williams is an editor and children’s book author.
When the only visitors are the spirits of those who died there many years ago, an amusement park can be a very scary place to visit. Within the 11 amusement parks in this book, you will discover a roller coaster left to rot after nearly killing its passengers, deserted rides that are now home to alligators and snakes, and the ghost of a man who is still trying to ride a Ferris wheel that stopped working years ago.
Her books include Shocking Seafood; Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats; Monstrous Morgues of the Past; Haunted Houses; and Spooky Cemeteries, which won the Children’s Choice Award. She lives in Cranford, New Jersey. 32 [ Intentionally Left Blank ] There is something both sad and creepy about an abandoned amusement park. Perhaps it’s because a place that was once packed with fun seekers has become slowly choked with weeds. Or maybe it’s because the sound of children’s excited laughter has been replaced with the quiet creaking of rusted rides.
Abandoned Amusement Parks by Dinah Williams