In this third part, we discover the amusement park located in downtown Prypiat. Abandoned amusement park are always an incredible vision, this one makes no exception, everything was left were it was 22 years ago when the fallout invaded the place.

Prypiat (Ukrainian: При́п'ять, Pryp”jat’; Russian: При́пять, Pripjat’; or Pripyat) is an abandoned city in the Zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. The city was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident... see more of the city in Chernobyl disaster part 1 and Chernobyl disaster part 2

coordinates : 51°24'30.44"N 30°03'20.57"E
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  1. Collin Fitzsimmons // Thursday, February 26, 2009 3:03:00 PM  

    Wow. I think that this exact location was modeled in Call of Duty 4 for one of the single player levels. You and a fellow sniper take cover in the shadow of a Ferris wheel that looks exactly like this one, in an undisclosed location inside the Chernobyl disaster zone. What are the odds?

  2. Anonymous // Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:11:00 PM  

    its incredible how the call of duty 4 team made this town come to life. Great pictures!

  3. Anonymous // Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:21:00 AM  

    Yes, you are right. This wheel is pretty famous (if you've played S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - there is whole location "Pripyat", and that wheel of course also is there).
    Also team that made stalker earlier published their photos taken during visit to Chernobyl - the whole game replicate real places.

    P.S. I'm from Kiev ;)

  4. Anonymous // Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:30:00 PM  

    Actually, it doesn't take place in an undisclosed location. During the stage introduction, it notes the location as "Prypiat, Ukraine". But yes, I'm sure that's the exact location they used, that's first thing I thought as well.

  5. Pockie // Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:57:00 AM  

    Well, I think it's supposed to be prypiat actually.

  6. Unknown // Sunday, June 14, 2009 1:22:00 PM  

    It's not entirely impossible that these photos were used by Infinity Ward when recreating Pripyat for CoD4.