Okpo Land | Abandoned Theme Park

Okpo Land was one of Asia’s most famous amusement parks and has a tragic past.  The duck-themed ride, which was one of the main attractions in the park, is known to have caused at least one fatality in the early 1990s. The ride lived on and no compensation or apology was received. However, in 1999, the ride claimed its second life. One of the carts derailed and capsized causing the death of a young girl. Following the accident, the park’s owner vanished. The theme park closed as a result and was left to decay.

Okpo Land remained abandoned following its closure with the rides left in place including the capsized cart from which the child plummeted to her death in 1999. It remained hanging over the edge as it had done on that tragic day.

Okpo Land became popular with urban explorers however it began to be demolished in 2011.

The following blog post is from an English teacher living nearby –

The theme park itself was designed like much of Korea :: build it small, build it dense, and make it mediocre. None of the rides were great, but they weren’t completely rubbish either. And just like architecture in much of Asia, all rides were built one on top of the other, quite literally in fact. The rocket ship you see in the last few of the photos is above another ride. Both, were built inside the tracks of the sky-bike ride, which is an efficient use of space. The rides Okpo Land could claim were :: a swinging Viking ride (of course), a carousel, a roller coaster, a spinning rocket ship ride with a smaller ride below, bumper cars, some sort of virtual reality motion simulator, and a few buildings which most likely housed some games, noraebangs, and restrooms. In addition to the rides on the campus of Okpo Land, there was also a building that housed an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Location: Okpo-Deng, South Korea

Category: Theme Park

Abandoned: 1999

A rocket ride at the abandoned Okpo Land

A dragon overlooks Okpo Land

An abandoned ride at Okpo Land

Rollercoaster at the abandoned Okpo Land in South Korea

The tragic duck ride at Okpo Land

Not a great video but one of the only ones remaining.

18 thoughts on “Okpo Land | Abandoned Theme Park

  • August 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    Permalink

    okpo land will soon be a haunted hotel

    Reply
  • August 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Permalink

    It won't be like King's Overlook Hotel, promise you)

    Reply
  • September 19, 2012 at 9:38 am
    Permalink

    So it's really not there anymore? None of it?!

    Reply
  • October 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Permalink

    Other than the girl who fell to her death in 1999, I can't find any details on the other accidents. Any idea as to where I might be able to?

    Reply
  • January 7, 2013 at 5:19 am
    Permalink

    That's a tough one! I've just realised the photos I was linking to were removed too which is a pity!

    Reply
  • September 5, 2013 at 2:06 am
    Permalink

    I'm the photographer who took the original images. That part of my site is no longer online, but I'm including a link to my last visit in 2011.

    Even the information on the girl dying in 1999 is based on conjecture in the English-language blogosphere, and over the years I've come to trust it less and less.

    Reply
  • September 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    Permalink

    Wow! Thanks for that Jon. Have you any more pictures we could share or perhaps you'd like to write a guest post on the blog?

    Reply
  • January 6, 2014 at 6:02 am
    Permalink

    Did anyone went to look for the owner? What's him name I wonder…

    Reply
  • April 8, 2014 at 1:46 am
    Permalink

    What ever happened to the owner

    Reply
  • March 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm
    Permalink

    im interested to know what it first looked like… i bet it was gorgeous.. does anyone know where to find the original photos of this place?

    Reply
  • March 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm
    Permalink

    No, some of the rides are still there, one duck ride, the horses, and the creepy gopher thing.

    Reply
  • January 3, 2017 at 8:32 am
    Permalink

    The owner of the park must have ranaway so he couldn’t be sued or anything

    Reply

Leave a Reply

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close