Mangyongdae Funfair is an amusement park located in Mangyongdae-guyok, 12 kilometers from Pyongyang, North Korea. It has an area of 70 hectares including a funfair and wading pool. In fall, 2011 the funfair was reported to have little or no Korean patronage. It has been alleged that there is a lack of genuine customers with many visitors being bussed in to the attraction. The park has 3 roller coasters, which operational, a merry-go-round and a ridable miniature railway.
The dismal atmosphere and run-down condition of the funfair were severely criticized by Kim Jong-un, during an inspection in May, 2012. Kim Jong-un ordered Choe Ryong-hae, Director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, and others, to spruce up the funfair and bring it into compliance with the requirements of the Sŏn'gun era. Kim Jong-un used the occasion to emphasize the requirement that officials have the spirit of serving the people and must abandon outdated ideological points of view and outmoded work-styles.
Kaeson Youth Park is another amusement park in Pyongyang which also underwent innovation. Taesongsan Fun Fair, opened in 1977, at the foot of Mount Taesong is another. The Pyongyang Folklore Park with an historical theme, also at Mount Taesong in Pyongyang, has been under construction since December, 2008. There are also folk parks in Sukchon, South Pyongan Province and Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. South Korean folk parks with an historical theme such as Korean Folk Village are popular attractions.
Roller Coasters (3)
|Double Loop Coaster||Meisho Amusment Machines||Steel Looping Coaster||1983|
|Kwansong Tancha||Meisho Amusment Machines||Wild Mouse||1982|
|Loop Coaster||Meisho Amusment Machines||Steel Looping Coaster||1982|