5 Abandoned Amusement Park in St. Petersburg

Abandoned Amusement Park in St. Petersburg

Posted on April 10, 2014 by tim


Ekateringof is an historic landscape park in the south-west of St. Petersburg, beginning its history in the time of Peter the Great. In Soviet times, it was named the 1st May’s Park, then the Park was renamed to The Park of 30th Anniversary of the Komsomol.

Most of the vegetation and pathways in the park makes it look abandoned.

The attractions look like in Pripyat.

A very popular attraction in the USSR is called “Surprise”.

Building commenced in 1974.

During the rotation of the wheel, the angle changed, it raised to a vertical position from the horizontal starting position.

People rode standing up, and were fastened to the rim of the drum by chains.

The visitor’s back pressed into the special plates. You had to be 16 years old to be able to take this ride.

Drive unit of the drum

Electric motor

A classic carousel “Carnival”

Toy animals were running around along the rim of the umbrella.

“Shipboy” was found in many parks throughout the USSR.

The multi-sectional “steamer” went around the lighthouse.

It has a chimney, a steering wheel, and even a small screw.

“The Sun”. For children from 3 years old up to 8.

This is a micro Ferris Wheel for the little ones.

This is another classic carousel.

Instead of animals, here are different types of vehicles.

Next carousel – “The Bellflower”

Really, this attraction looks like a flower with ten buds.

“The Orbit”

Swings in Ekateringof.

“Speedway”

The last attraction – “Funny Slides”

A monorail.

The engine and the drive wheel.

“Spokes” fixed to the main axis of rotation.

In some parks of Russia such attractions are still working.

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5 Responses to “Abandoned Amusement Park in St. Petersburg”

  1. Zeke says:

    wow , i have pictures there from when i was little and visited st perersbutg

  2. no little button to share this on facebook? would be nice

  3. paul says:

    These are very sad pics. Very interesting, but very sad. Thank you for the articles!

  4. Donym says:

    I could swear that I was there when I was a child.

  5. javox says:

    amazin…still so sad lookin thouse places abandoned even more when u visited there when were a child =)

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