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This once iconic, now forgotten amusement park in Wichita is seriously spooky. Allegations of rides malfunctioning and subsequent safety concerns followed the park since its opening, so in the 2000s, Joyland began an ill-conceived renovation campaign which seemed plagued from the start-- looters repeatedly ransacked the place, and then in 2012, a fire burned down most of the park's most famous rides. The park officially closed in July of 2015 after years of operating at a loss.

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Joyland Amusement Park

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This once iconic, now forgotten amusement park in Wichita is seriously spooky. Allegations of rides malfunctioning and subsequent safety concerns followed the park since its opening, so in the 2000s, Joyland began an ill-conceived renovation campaign which seemed plagued from the start-- looters repeatedly ransacked the place, and then in 2012, a fire burned down most of the park's most famous rides. The park officially closed in July of 2015 after years of operating at a loss.