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Built in 1961, Nara Dreamland was a theme park in Japan that was built back in 1961 and inspired by Disneyland. but it fell into abandon after closing in 2006 due to dwindling visitor numbers (and the appearance of the real Disneyworld in Tokyo). Since its closure a decade ago, the park's family-friendly attractions have been left to decay, from a stagnant tea-cup ride that's being swallowed by vegetation to an empty pink castle that's crumbling into disarray.
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