El Bosque Encantado

La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica Closed 1995 The Disappointed Tourist: El Bosque Encantado, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard. El Bosque Encantado (the Enchanted Forest) was a Costa Rican amusement park founded in 1976 by Don Álvaro and Doña Carmen in La Garita. The painting doesn’t have […]


Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Burned 1911


Margate, Kent, England, UK

Closed 2005

Idora Park

Oakland, California, USA Demolished 1929 Idora Park was an amusement park constructed by The Realty Syndicate in 1904 in Ayala Park and leased by the Ingersoll Pleasure and Amusement Park Co. In addition to several roller coasters, the park also had a zoo, an ostrich farm, animal shows, a dance hall, a racetrack, an outdoor amphitheater, […]

Luna Park

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Burned 1944


Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK

Closed 1998


Roscoe Village, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Demolished 1967