Ying Yin Revisits Abandoned Theme Park Once a Shrine to the American Dream

All photos by Ying Yin. Used with Creative Commons permission.

There’s a myriad of things, events, and places that define and symbolize childhood for us, but theme parks certainly among the ones on top of the list. For Shanghai-based photographer and photo editor Ying Yin, it was the curiously named American Dream Park, which, as its name indicates, showcased structures depicting American-inspired architecture. It has been closed and abandoned for decades, but that didn’t stop her from taking a trip down memory lane and bringing home some photographic mementos.

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