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The Derelict Days of Summer: Abandoned Water Slides Around the World

Faded like so many memories of summer days, these abandoned water slides from around the world have rusted and decayed into hazards. Yet there’s something about these old slides that’s almost tempting, no matter how rusted, for a ramshackle ride. 

Just be careful not to get tetanus on the way down…

MACASSAR BEACH PAVILION 
Macassar Dunes, South Africa

Abandoned water slide Macassar Beach Pavilion
No water, but sand (photograph by Mallix/Flickr user)

Abandoned water slide Macassar Beach Pavilion(photograph by Adrian Bischoff)

CONSTANTA BEACH
Constanta, Romania

Romania abandoned water slideDarn kids… (photograph by Martin Lopatka)

Romania abandoned water slide(photograph by Martin Lopatka)

FYNS SOMMERLAND
Funen, Denmark

Denmark abandoned water slide
Ride with whimsical abandon! (photograph by Troels Dejgaard Hansen)

Denmark abandoned water slide
Step right up (photograph by Troels Dejgaard Hansen)

Denmark abandoned water slide
(photograph by Troels Dejgaard Hansen)

BRIGHTON WATER PARK
Brighton, England

Abandoned water slide Brighton
For the post-apocalyptic children (photograph by 
Charbel Akhras)

RIVIERA ADRIATICA
Romagna, Italy

Abandoned water slide italy
(photograph by Antonio Trogu)

HARLOW POOL 
Harlow, England

Abandoned water slide Harlow, England
(photograph by Chris Guy)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Chris Guy)

WILLIAMS GROVE AMUSEMENT PARK
Williams Grove, Pennsylvania, United States

Abandoned water slide at Williams Grove
(photograph by David Trawin)

Abandoned water slide at Williams Grove
(photograph by David Trawin)

SITGES AQUATIC PARADISE
Sitges, Spain

Abandoned water slide at Sitges Aquatic Paradise
(photograph by diebmx/Flickr user)

Abandoned water slide at Sitges Aquatic Paradise
(via Atlas Obscura)

Abandoned water slide at Sitges Aquatic Paradise
(photograph by José Javier)

SORTIROVKA
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Abandoned water slide in Russia
(photograph by Sergey Podatelev)

Abandoned water slide in Russia
Careful on the stairs (photograph by Sergey Podatelev)

WET & WILD
Lockport, Manitoba, Canada

Abandoned water slide in Lockport, Manitoba
(photograph by Daniel Brock)

Abandoned water slide in Lockport, Manitoba
(photograph by Daniel Brock)

HARKANY WATERPARK
Harkány, Hungary

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Jörg/Flickr user)

OCHOTA 
Warsaw, Poland

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Daniel Kulinski)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Daniel Kulinski)

DADIPARK
Dadizele, Belgium

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Reginald Dierckx)

Abandoned water slideIn January 2012 (photograph by Reginald Dierckx)

Abandoned water slide
And in April 2012… partly demolished. (via Clemmeke1990/Wikimedia)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Hanns de Block)

SAN ANDRES RESORT 
San Andres, Colombia

Abandoned water slide(photograph by Flowizm/Flickr user)

SURF CINCINNATTI
Cincinnati, Ohio

Abandoned water slide
Cave of lost dreams (photograph by Joe Dykes)

SODERICA LAKE 
Koprivnica, Croatia

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Petra Macek)

WET N’ WILD
Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada

Abandoned water slide
I got to say… (photograph by Derrick Mealiffe)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Derrick Mealiffe)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Ya-Yin)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Ya-Yin)

COVERED WAGON RESORT
Ottawa Lake, Michigan, United States

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Al/Flickr user)

ROADSIDE ATTRACTION
Loveland, Colorado, United States

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by bermudi/Flickr user)

LAKE DOLORES WATERPARK
Newberry Springs, California, United States

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Jeff Kern)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Anthony Citrano)

CRYSTAL LAKE
College Springs, Iowa, United States

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Jo Naylor)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Jo Naylor)

SUMMER PARK
Zealand, Denmark

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Sune Rievers)

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Sune Rievers)

YINCHUAN WATER PARK
Yinchuan, China

Abandoned water slide
(photograph by Ben/Flickr user)

Cheers to the derelict days of summer!