Joyland Wichita, KS. Years in operation: 1949-2004 Creepy factor: 7. Decidedly more sad than spooky (save for Louie, the Wurlitzer-playing robo-clown), Wichita’s Joyland, a traditional, family-owned amusement park, became the target of rampant vandalism and destruction after closing in 2004. Margaret Russell, who ran the park with her late husband Stanley since the late 1960s, told the.
Joyland's wood roller coaster (2003) Joyland's Whacky Shack (1997) Joyland's Wurlitzer organ with Louie the Clown in front of it (1981) Joyland Amusement Park is an abandoned amusement park in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It was in continuous operation for 55 years, from June 12, 1949 to 2004, closing permanently in 2006. It was once the largest theme park in central Kansas and featured a.
The abandoned Joyland Amusement Park is situated in the city of Wichita, the largest city in the state of Kansas, in the United States of America. The park was open for 55 years, between 1949 and 2004. It closed due to financial problems and safety concerns and was reopened again in 2006, but for a short period only, until it was finally closed the same year. Since then, it has been abandoned.
On February 19, 2015, the Wichita Police Department announced the return of Louie the Clown, the animatronic clown that used to play the park's Wurlitzer organ. He had gone missing over a decade prior and was found in the home of Damian Mayes, a former Joyland employee. In 2008, Wichita police received a tip that Mayes, who had maintained Louie and the organ, had the clown, but Mayes denied.
The story of Louis the Joyland Clown is a lurid, clickbait-y one: the adored organ-playing mascot of the Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, KS, Louis was stolen back in 2005, shortly after the.
As you might have heard, Joyland’s historic mascot Louie the Clown was recently found after having been reported missing for the last ten years. As the world’s only (that we know of) animatronic, organ-playing clown, Louie made a strong impression on generations of Joyland visitors. Some found him scary, others adored the uniqueness.
Louie, the famed organ-playing clown from Wichita's now defunct Joyland Amusement Park has returned after missing for 10 years. He was found in the home of Damian Mayes, a former employee of the.
Joyland Amusement Park was the place if you wanted and it was a fond part of my childhood in the 70’s. It was located on the south side of Wichita, Kansas on Hillside Street and originally opened in 1949 and gave fifty-five years of fun and memories. The car ride to Joyland was wonderful just knowing you were on your way and soon you would.