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
Okpo Land was an amusement park based in the outskirts of Okpo-dong, South Korea. It was shut down in May 1999 after a series of fatal accidents, in particular the death of a child who fell from the duck rollercoaster ride.
After the death of a young girl on the duck coaster at this park the owner of Okpo Land decided to pack his bags and leave town with no word. The park was left to sit and decay until finally being demolished. Also there were many other deaths that happened at this park.