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There's A Freaky Secret That Disney Hid Inside The "Pirates Of The Caribbean" Ride

Pirates of the Caribbean may be primarily known as a movie now, but before Captian Jack Sparrow was sailing the seven seas, the theme park ride was all that mattered. It was so innovative in its time, but it was the set decorations that really caught people's eye.Right from the start, it was clear that something was special about this ride. But people started to realize that the decor was maybe a little too realistic. MentalflossThe ride was the last one that was designed by Walt Disney himself back in 1967. It cost $15 million to make and required

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20 Playgrounds That Absolutely Should Not Exist

You would think designing a playground would be a fun task. Trying to figure out what makes kids happy while keeping them safe is a tough balance but it seems like something that would be an alright job. As it turns out, it's a lot harder than you might think. There's a lot of things that can go VERY wrong. Sometimes the theory of a play structure sounds great, but when you actually build it the result is something less than stellar. These playgrounds are reminiscent of those horrifying abandoned theme parks we looked at before, except they don't have

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20 Abandoned Amusement Park Characters You'd Probably Rather Not Find

There are few things that are more exciting than going to a theme park as a kid. Whether it's a Disney, Universal, or any smaller local park it will pretty much always be a good time. The problem is, not all of these are as long lasting as you may think. There are hundreds of abandoned theme parks all over the world that are just rotting away. The longer they sit, the less they look like a fun family excursion, and the more they look like the climactic scene of a horror movie. How would you feel roaming around an