Nara Dreamland

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Nara Dreamland
Nara Dreamland, Nara.jpg
Location Nara, Nara
Coordinates 34°41′58″N 135°49′21″E / 34.699444°N 135.8225°E / 34.699444; 135.8225
Owner Daiei (former Nippon Dream Kanko)
Operated by Dreampark
General Manager Kunizo Matsuo
Opened  July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01)
Closed August 31, 2006 (2006-08-31)

Nara Dreamland (奈良ドリームランド Nara Dorīmurando?) was a theme park near Nara, Japan which was built in 1961 and inspired by Disneyland in California. On August 31, 2006, Nara Dreamland closed permanently due to low visitor numbers.

Layout[edit]

The Castle at Nara Dreamland

The entrance to the park was designed to look almost identical to Disneyland, including the Train depot, a Main Street, U.S.A. and the familiar Sleeping Beauty Castle at the hub. It also had a Matterhorn-type mountain (with a Matterhorn Bobsleds-type ride, called Bobsleigh), and the skyway running through it, as well as an Autopia-type ride and a monorail. The park also had its own mascots, Ran-chan and Dori-chan, two kids dressed as bearskinned guards.

Attractions[edit]

The wooden roller coaster, Aska

The park contained several rides prior to closing, including:

Other rides included a carousel, a small powered coaster, a Jungle Cruise styled ride, and a log flume.

Popularity with Urban Explorers[edit]

Nara Dreamland is a popular destination for haikyoists, or urban explorers.[1]

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Coordinates: 34°42′00″N 135°49′27″E / 34.70000°N 135.82417°E / 34.70000; 135.82417