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Japan's Abandoned 'Dreamland' Theme Park Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. And this place could easily be the saddest. Welcome to Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan’s Nara Prefecture. The park opened in 1961 as “the Japanese answer” to Disneyland, according to Atlas Obscura, but the dream didn’t last forever. Just about 45 years after opening day, popularity dwindled, and Dreamland was shuttered for good.
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