Okay, so maybe Thomas
Smrt is brilliant, maybe he is crazy, maybe he is a little bit
of both, but he had a dream to make an amusement park and it
didn't work out. It is pretty clear to me that he
obviously spent millions of dollars creating this place.
Anyone who looks at these pictures can tell that this isn't
some "haunted house" that kids made in their
basement with blankets. There are buildings, souvenirs,
brochures, parcel bags, the works.
When the idea went
south, apparently so did Smrt. In, almost Willie Wonka
fashion, he decided to close the park, locked up the buildings
and walked away. He never even went back to see what
things he could sell off. It is almost as through
someone said "this place is contaminated with 'Super
Kootie-Juice'! Run for your life or suffer the
consequences!" Keep in mind, all of these pictures
are taken at least 10 years after the park closed. It
has the feeling of those movies where a secret chemical has
disintegrated everyone in their tracks and there is nothing
left but the half-drank cups of coffee and the partially
played solitaire games.
Maybe that is the sign
of a great man, to walk away from years of planning and piles
of money when the idea goes into the tank. Maybe I am
too Catholic, but couldn't someone be doing something with
those chairs and tables?
Above are some less than ethical Urban
Explorers that broke into a building and set up the toys, hats
and swords up to take this picture.
Above is the
remnants of a much more ethical Urban Explorer took the
picture, but left the hat.