Pennywise would feel right at home.

Posted by on July 18, 2012

Though I’m sure that on better days Vienna’s Prater would be a lovely outing for the whole family, my visit left me with disturbing memories of one of the creepiest funhouse experiences I could ever hope for.

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Vienna’s Prater Park

Under a dark sky with only a very few families strolling the grounds, the park seemed equal parts deserted and sinister.

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Vienna’s Prater Park

Sure, there were rides to be ridden and games to be played and fun to be had.

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Vienna’s Prater Park

But there were also creepy statues of alien life forms.

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Vienna’s Prater Park

Oversized clowns keeping watch over empty walkways.

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Vienna’s Prater Park

And perhaps the most truly haunted house ever built for the amusement of minors. Thank God I didn’t visit Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, because it might have pushed the experience over the top and left me shivering with fright in my posh hotel room for the rest of the night.

 

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Prater is really easy to get to, just outside the Praterstern U2. Alternatively, I pedaled through on a different trip while working as a photographer for GetYourGuide and enjoyed the experience. 

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3 Responses to Pennywise would feel right at home.

  1. Nan

    From the looks of this I think you have just about seen it all!!

  2. stephen lioy,sr.

    I did visit madam tussauds wax museum in london in 1963 and it was creepy back then!JFK was the newest wax figure at the time!

    • Stephen

      Haha, wow, that was a long time ago. Unfortunately I didnt go in, so I’ve no idea if they’ve updated since then or not?

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