Children’s park / 儿童公园

The Children’s park is a public park located in the city center of Datong. Inside, one can find various types of worn out amusement equipment built at the beginning of 2000. Some of the attractions are completely broken and were left abandoned right in the middle of the park.

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General amusement equipment view, Children’s park, Oct 2015

In general, this park appears as « old school » in term of leisure equipement (merry-go-round, bumper cars etc.) and all the fairground attractions are decrepit, and remain closed most of the time. For instance, there is a  rusty ferris wheel, which looks very unsafe but which still opens to the public during the summer.

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Rusty ferris wheel, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Lucky number, Children’s park, Feb 2016

The abandoned water rollercoaster

The most interesting abandoned facility in this park was the water rollercoaster, which has been abandoned for more than five years and which will never get fixed. It is full of broken jungle animals and also has a fake Chinese mountain, it is quite a fun place to spend time in.

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Dried out water rollercoaster, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Broken rollercoaster and jungle deco, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Abandoned rollercoaster car, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Broken jungle animals, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Abandoned Chinese-style pavilion, Children’s park, Oct 2015

Diverse abandoned items in the park

The park also has many smaller broken amusement elements, such as this rallye road or a dried out lake.

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Broken rallye entrance, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Broken rallye starting point, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Rallye road, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Boats in dried out lake, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Broken plane, Children’s park, Oct 2015

The bigger abandoned rollercoaster

The second most interesting broken equipment was the hudge rollercoaster in disrepair, which will never open again. According to the park guards, it might be demolished as soon as this year.

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Broken rollercoaster, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Abandoned rollercoaster with looping, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Under the looping, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Abandoned rollercoaster, Children’s park, Oct 2015
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Close-up perspective, Children’s park, Oct 2015

So to conclude, it is always interesting to go explore the broken amusement facilities in this public park, before they are demolished. I will end this report with these super creepy broken monkeys, wishing everyone a happy new year of the monkey, 猴年大吉!

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Creepy monkey, Children’s park, Feb 2016
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Creepy monkey, Children’s park, Feb 2016

If you like abandoned amusement facilities, you can also read about the abandoned Beijing Amusement Park or about the Xishuangbanna Monkey Mountain Ropeway in Jinghong.

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