An abandoned amusement park in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, may play a different role in the city that will host the Summer Olympics in 2016. The Olympic Village is being planned to be built in a highly valuable real estate area of the city known as Barra da Tijuca. In this neighborhood also sits the abandoned Terra Encantada amusement park.
Terra Encatada, meaning Enchanted Village, opened in 1998, with a faux Main Street and Disneyland inspired castle. The leading attraction at the park was the 8 inversion Intamin looping sitdown coaster Monte Makaya. In June 2010, a 61 year old lady fell to her death on a park ride. The park closed afterward.
According to a source a developer is planning to redevelop the site with hotels, hospitals, and residential buildings. The rides would be sold and relocated.
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