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"No Joy" Is A Trip Through Abandoned Joyland Amusement Park (VIDEO)

First Posted: 07/08/11 07:28 PM ET Updated: 09/07/11 06:12 AM ET

Abandoned Park

What does an amusement park look like without the amusement? Well, a lot like this video from Vimeo user Mike Petty.

Petty and his Canon 7D visited Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita Kansas, a site that's been abandoned since 2004. The park opened in 1949 as the makeshift home for an epic miniature train collection belonging to Lester Ottoway and his sons and soon turned into a classic family destination complete with wooden roller coaster, Wurlitzer organ and an original Herschell company 1949 carousel.

Today, in near disrepair, the vintage touches are both beautiful and chilling as featured in Petty's clip, "No Joy".

WATCH:

No Joy from Mike Petty on Vimeo.

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