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Bumper Car at Fun Park Fyn

Fun Park

From a post in the Editors facebook stream the idea of visiting the site of the former Fun Park Fyn emerged: An old, now bankrupt and closed amusement park. It was once what came close to  Legoland, and maybe also Tivoli in Copenhagen.

FunPark Fyn closed down it’s gates for the public at the very beginning of the financial crisis in 2007, even if the crisis hit the planet around 2008. The investors didn’t believe in the project anymore and shut it down, although it seems weird that the owners didn’t even take the time to remove valuable hardware, or else leave the place in a somehow orderly manner. Now, nature is claiming back the site – it is a abandoned place.

The area is half an hour from the editors home in Odense, quickly found and the exploring could begin. The light was perfect and nobody around. Nobody.

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The whole area is about the size of 14,5 ha / 36 int. acres. Today, only a few years after the bankrupt and closure, every building, every site is about to be hidden by overgrowing bushes and trees, and one can only navigate around on a few narrow paths. At winter or springtime, this might not be a problem, but will definitely worsen throughout summer, as the greenery’s growing is taking over- and slowly – back the place.

The first site i found was the Bumper Car track. With a little imagination, one can almost hear the pulsing music, screaming and laughing Teenagers, smell  fried almonds, marshmallows and see the blinking strobe lights an, all mixed up with the fast moving Bumpers..

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Nor far from there, the Pond, where there once were small rafting boats and Swan-shaped pedalos. Once.

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Unfortunately, Restrooms are out of order, Workshop out of service. Vandalized:

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Roaming the place felt like roaming in a post-apocalyptic movie. The financial low drove it’s blade fast and deep into the soul of this site: Deserted, abandoned, vandalized and destroyed.

Moving ahead, revealed the former bathing site. This is probably the most amazing site in the whole Park: One is suddenly reminded of similar sites in the former communist block in eastern Germany. Easy to sit and imagine that there have been lot’s of families playing, bathing, sliding down the water slide, jumping into the pools, throwing balls, sunbathing, drinking drinks i the sun… It is all gone today.

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On the way out, the editor came by the former main building. Every window is crushed, wall paintings on almost every wall and has most definitely been used for several parties..

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Swiss expat, living in the green middle of Denmark since 1992. Family man, amateur photographer and editor of this site. I publish my photographic work from exploring my surroundings, travels and events i attend to in order to share it with the visitors of this site. Welcome to Olivers Film Roll.

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