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  • Photographer Florian Seidel captures an abandoned location in Japan once a week, and shares photos of each location on his blog, "Abandoned Kansai." One of his locations is the eerie Nara Dreamland, an amusement park in Nara, Japan.
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  • Nara Dreamland's roller coaster was one of the more interesting structures to photograph, Seidel said.
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  • According to Seidel, "Walking along a construction like that is a very special thrill, given that it didn't have any maintenance in almost a decade."
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  • Other interesting areas within Nara Dreamland are the water park, the Disney-like castle and a fully stocked arcade.
    Florian Seidel/Caters News Agency
  • A Japanese businessman saw Disneyland in Anaheim near Los Angeles, according to Seidel, and that gave him the inspiration to create Nara Dreamland.
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  • "Nara Dreamland looked like Disneyland. It never featured any Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy," Seidel said. "Instead, the Japanese side-created their own mascots: Ran-chan and Dori-chan, two British-looking characters."
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  • Seidel said he's been visiting Dreamland since 2009, before attractions started to get demolished or vandalized.
    Florian Seidel/Caters News Agency
  • Nara Dreamland closed its doors in 2006 after a decrease in visitors.
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