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    Re: Disneyland clone - Nara Dreamland Japan!

    Theme Park Review goes all over the world visiting various parks. Robb Alvey, one of the main peeps with TPR, posts here with links to their latest excursions. You should check out their trip to China a month or two ago. They visited that Shingsan Amusement Park in Beijing. Comedy gold!

    http://micechat.com/forums/non-disne...asia-tour.html

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    Re: Disneyland clone - Nara Dreamland Japan!

    Here's another review of Nara Dreamland from 2003. It sounds like it was in better shape then, and the Fantasy Coaster was actually working!

    Malcolm's Japan Trip: Nara Dreamland

    Same with this report from 2005:

    Coaster Trips: 2005: Nara Dreamland, Hirakata Park, Festivalgate

    And here's the monorail when it still worked:

    Novelty Monorails-Nara Dreamland. Nara, Japan

    More Nara Dreamland photos:

    Flickr: russellvt's stuff tagged with naradreamland

    And this also seems to show the park in better days, even though it also couldn't have been too much earlier that TPR's report. From these links, it looks like its really bad downward spiral from mediocre to horribly broken-down happened in a very short time.

    http://www.disney-i.com/ndl/index.html

    Here's a scan of an old map/brochure:

    http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/dream41833/dream29.htm

    The rollercoaster database has details and photos of the Dreamland coasters:

    Nara Dreamland (Nara, Nara Japan)

    Here's the view from Google Maps:

    Google Maps

    And here's current photos of the abandoned park:

    Urban Exploration Resource: Forum - Thread: Nara Dreamland

    I think that submarine photo was from Yokohama Dreamland, not the Nara Dreamland which was the more blatant Disney ripoff park. But, conversely, check out the photos labeled "wheel" from Yokohama, and remember that this was pre-DCA. (Mind you, both Yokohama's and DCA's are ripoffs of the original at Coney Island ride, but still...)

    YOKOHAMA DreamLand Memorial photo

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    Re: Disneyland clone - Nara Dreamland Japan!

    Here are a few other threads we've had on Nara, as well as othe "fake" Disneylands

    http://micechat.com/forums/non-disne...isneyland.html

    Bon Bon Land in Denmark Video

    Pirate ride in Chile

    Lotteworld in Korea, with a clone of Indy

    Fake Disneyland in China

    Personal Trip Report from Robbalvey of FAKE DL in China

    There have been sightings and pictures of several other Disney type characters and Similar DL type attractions around the world. Just didn't find all of the links, even the AZ state Fair as of friday has a very similar looking Genie on one of their kiddie rides.

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    Re: Disneyland clone - Nara Dreamland Japan!

    There was an OLD article on MiceAge about Nara Dreamland, The topic is still around (but closed) but I couldnt find a link to the article.

    Take a look here for a Fake Thai Disneyland, Picture says its from Miceage, but again, I couldn't locate the original article, which did have several other pictures

    The Fake Mickey at the recent olympics

    I remember another thread with pictures from an amusement park inside a huge mall, which has a bad imitation of the Snow White dark ride, a bad looking Lion King Dark ride, and a bad looking Little Mermaid Dark Ride. the quality was awful. wish I could find that thread.

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