Opened in 1982 and nestled in the Ben Aknoun Forest you will find what remains of a once popular amusement park and zoo. Now in a state of disrepair it has that feel of an old abandoned fair that screams to be reborn. Despite its state the 304 hectare area is a hive of activity. Popular with cyclists, runners, walkers and families there is plenty of space to run around. 
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - Opened in 1982 and nestled in the Ben Aknoun Forest you will find what remains of a once popular theme park. Now in a state of disrepair it has that feel of an old abandoned fair that screams to be reborn.
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - the bumper car ride
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - The old Ferris Wheel
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - The old Ferris Wheel
Ben Aknoun Park - view from the ferris wheel at Ben Aknoun Forest
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - the out of service Octopus ride
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - view over the park and forest from the Ferris Wheel.
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - The path leading to the amusement park leads under the abandoned railway.
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - Resfreshment stands dotted throughout the park providing relief from the summer heat.
Ben Aknoun Park - Fast food
Ben Aknoun Zoo - Picnic Area located in the zoo.
Ben Aknoun Zoo - Bored Bear. I am not one for zoos unless they are in condition of something like the Singapore Zoo and enclosures that echo there natural habitat.
Ben Aknoun Zoo - Eagle. I hate to see birds in cages I can hear them saying "let me be free and stetch my wings, not kept in a small cage"
Ben Aknoun Zoo - Unknown Bird
Ben Aknoun Park - Fairy Floss. No trip to an amusement park / zoo can be complete without Fairy Floss. The more sugar the better, right!!
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - This cafe shows how the park has been left to ruin.
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - Palm tree
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - the carousel
Ben Aknoun Amusement Park - The not so scary scary ride. It wouldn't be an amusement park without one of these
Ben Aknoun Park - Old disused railway stop
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