Last Updated on October 14, 2019
Since it is the Halloween season, everything seems creepy already without the need to know any creepy story. But what if we take you on a tour in abandoned Disney parks that are located in abandoned islands?
These places were supposed to be the source of joy where children and adults can have fun and live out all of their fantasies. But for many reasons, the happiest place on Earth became one of the scariest places on Earth… this idea only can give you the creeps!
So if you are already in the Halloween mood, these 16 photos of abandoned Disney resorts will totally suit you. Plus, they will totally creep you out.
From a distance, the island that’s located in Bay Lake looks normal and beautiful. Actually, it looks like a dream destination where we all want to spend our summer vacation. But since 1999, Discovery Island became completely abandoned.
The only way to access this island is by Walt Disney World Cruise or a Disney resort boat. It was very popular for being one of the hottest tourist destinations between the 1970s and 1990s.
This picture of a bridge is located in the Discovery Island.
At first, this land used to be known as the Treasure Island because it used to be a bird sanctuary in 1974, but in 1978, it was renamed Discovery Island due to the many new discoveries of exotic animals, flamingo pool, and the gorgeous golden beaches for tourists.
This picture shows a beach chair that was left behind on the island.
There is just not one reason why this island was abandoned, but the strongest ones are the fear of being in danger of wild-roaming alligators, deadly bacteria in the waters of the park, and alleged mishandling of animals.
These are the equipment that was abandoned, and since then, they have been decaying.
Since the day everyone moved, the island hasn’t been maintained at all, and all the animals were moved to the Animal Kingdom Resort of Disney World nearby.
Here is a photo of more leavings of the island.
Since the island was left behind, visitors and tourists are completely prohibited from discovering it. In fact, if anyone was caught trespassing will be arrested and might as well be banned from Disney World forever.
The buildings are starting to crumble down after being abandoned for years.
Even if you were allowed to explore the island, you will probably not handle staying there for more than 15 minutes because it truly looks like a ghost town. You will be terrified to look behind you, in front of you, and basically everywhere.
Here is the River Country.
The Walt Disney World Resort’s first water park was opened in 1976. The visitors were rushing to be the firsts to try it out and enjoy the water slides.
Today, everything is covered with weeds, vines, and water that made everything look creepy. This park officially closed its doors in November 2001.
A water slide that is now overgrown.
The first water park of Disney was very popular, and with an artificial mountain highlighting the water slides, this place was designed to look like the most entertaining swimming hole.
The photographer found this mysterious hat in the middle of a bridge. The water park was extremely popular when it first opened, but in 1980, a person passed away because of an amoeba that grows in fresh water.
It attacked his nervous system and brain that led to his death. However, Disney was declared free from guilt because the amoeba could grow anywhere in the world.
Two years later, a young boy lost his life by drowning when he went off of the Whoop n’ Holler Slide. So the family sued Disney and claimed that there were no warning signs about the depth of the water. Plus, one of the lifeguards explained that he had to save dozens of children every day because of that slide.
More picture of the River Country’s water slide all covered with foliage.
In 1989, another little child lost his life there for the same reason, but the continued working until 9/11 when Disney was forced to cut opening hours by a country-wide setback in tourism.
So the River Country was shut down for more maintenance work, but it never opened again. Disney declared that it is officially closed in 2005, even though it has been abandoned for 3 years before.
A Picture of the park that looks like something from a different world!
Today, the park is decaying and overgrowing making the whole place looks like a horror movie where spirits enjoy playing around. Sadly, it looks nothing like the park when it first advertised in 1976.
This is the inside of a building that is completely ruined.
Back when this resort opened, their advertisement was inviting people to come and bring a swimsuit “and a smile!” as a way to explain that you will be wearing both of them there.
The advertisement sounds very creepy now.
The Castle of Cinderella’s look alike.
There is a Japanese version of Disneyland of California that was opened in 1961. It is not a real Disney resort even though it has a sleeping beauty’s castle and its own Main Street USA, too. This place was called Nara Dreamland.
This is one of Nara Dreamland’s rides.
There are many rides and buildings in the Japanese Disneyland that look exactly like the ones we know in California, Including a monorail and Matterhorn mountain. But it was closed and abandoned in 2006 because of the lack of attendance.
A picture Nara Dreamland’s entrance and parking lot.
The abandoned park was also left to decay and visiting it is completely forbidden. Nara Dreamland looks like a ghost town now. So it is best to stay away during this time of year.