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Drone captures aerial view of abandoned amusement park

Posted: February 21, 2016 5:09 a.m.
Updated: February 21, 2016 5:09 a.m.
Natalie Crofts/

Almost a decade after it closed, people still miss an amusement park in Ohio.

AURORA, Ohio — Almost a decade after it closed, people still miss an amusement park in Ohio.

Geauga Lake amusement park, which briefly became Six Flags Ohio and then Six Flags World of Adventure during its later years, first opened in 1887. Since it closed in 2007, the park has fallen into a state of disrepair with weeds and wildlife taking over.

While some of the roller coasters and rides were sold or demolished, others remain. DiJi Aerial Media recently used a drone to capture aerial footage of the park to show others how it looks today. The video has gained traction online, garnering nearly 300,000 views on YouTube so far.

“I'm glad you are all liking the video,” wrote DiJi Aerial Media, who posted the video. “It is very sad. I spent most of my summers here as a child and it brought back memories of what it was like. It's sad to see what it has become, but it's a great way to bring back memories.”

Photos and videos of modern locations that have been abandoned, like the Geauga Lake amusement park, have developed a large following online. Neglected shopping malls and deserted Olympic venues are especially popular.

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