Abandoned amusement rides in the Yekateringof park in Russia. The abandoned amusement park is in a good condition and without any radiation.
Everyone knows the legendary object of the exclusion zone – an amusement park in Pripyat: an overgrown Autodrom, a rusty Ferris wheel. Many, including me, want to watch them live. It turns out that for this it is not necessary to go so far, there are exactly the same attractions in the Yekateringof park in St. Petersburg, but in much better condition and without any radiation. For me it was also a date with my childhood, I once rode the same rides in the Brest City Park, but they still function well there.
I came to the park in the evening when the white night had just begun.
2. From the foliage peeped out the first “pepelats” – familiar to many “Surprise”.
3. Surprisingly, but the factory that produced amusement rides in the USSR is still exist.
4. “Surprise” amusement ride was developed in 1974.
5. Technically speaking, here “during the rotation of the common umbrella, the angle of inclination changed”.
6. During operation, the drum was lifted almost to a vertical position (in contrast to the “Orbit”).
7. Standing riders were fastened on the drum rim.
8. When rotating, the back was pressed with special plates. As far as I remember, this attraction had an age restriction: from 16 years old.
9. Drum rotation
10 Electric motor
11. Nearby there is a classic carousel named “Carnival”
12. Toy animals ran in a circle around the axis of the umbrella
13. Elephants, giraffes, deer, horses, camels …
14. All animal-powered transport transport is represented here
15. This carousel could be restored, it has good quality
16. Amusement ride “Junga or Cabin Boy” was found in many parks throughout the USSR
17. Multi-section “steamer” drove around the lighthouse. Unfortunately, “Junga or Cabin Boy” damaged in Brest
18. There is a chimney, a steering wheel and even a small propeller!
19. An analog of “Junga or Cabin Boy” is still produced by the Yeisk Russian factory, but it is called “Corsair”
20. Amusement ride “Sunny” in terms of prevalence did not lag behind “Junga or Cabin Boy”
21. This is a “Small Ferris wheel” for the little ones. The modern analog of the amusement ride is “Treasures of the Sea”. But I am fascinated only by the look of the old version.
22. You can still see many spare parts for attractions in the burned-out warehouse.
23. The “Mushroom” even has a plaque not streaked with vandals.
24. This is another classic amusement ride carousel.
25. There are vehicles instead of animals.
26. A touching “spacecraft”.
27. Jet Fighter.
28. There is not only a steering wheel on the control panel, but even one pointer device.
29. The next amusement ride carousel is “Bell”
30. It really looks like a flower with ten buds.
31. It was necessary to fasten chains to the seats, and when the engine was started, the seats deflected slightly back and then gently swayed.
32. The core of the flower.
33. An enlarged version of the “Bell”, but with a change of rotation is called “Orbit”.
34. This is the only amusement ride that still fenced in and locked.
35. To take a picture of the remote control, I had to shove the camera through the fence, and first remove the lens, since the entire device did not pass between.
36. The swing in Yekateringof has been preserved much better than those in Pripyat.
37. Although visitors of the park often swing on them.
38. Complicated swing are not complete: there are no booths for people.
39. Near the “Autodrome” – forgotten tracks with markings.
40. And here is the “Autodrome” itself.
41. And the cars scattered around the site.
42. Thin-profile rubber.
44. During the last painting, the cars were marked with symbols of various car brands, for example, “Audi”.
46. Now there are no children here, nettles are growing right on the playground.
48. The last amusement ride is a “Fun Slides”.
49. Monorail system.
50. Remote control in the mechanic’s booth.
51. Peeling paint, moss on metal parts.
52. The interior of one of the cars, where the engine was and there was a driving wheel.
53. Visitors in the park often come here to take pictures in the chairs.
54. I was interested in the details of the mechanism, I entered the circle.
55. This is how the fastening of the “spokes” to the main axis of rotation looks like.
56. Distribution box in the central cap.
58. The surrounding decay was winding up sadness, because everything could still work.
59. After that I left that abandoned amusement park in Russia.