I don't know what it is but there is something about looking at these old pictures that is almost frightening, I can imagine the screams, the joy...the happiness experienced within the confines. I imagine Thorpe Park or Alton Towers like this and feel slightly weak, one of the pictures showed an old ferris wheel with a tree having grown right up through the middle of it. Truly outstanding.
^Reading through some of the comments, it seems to actually be a traveling fairground that's only really operational at night, not getting peak numbers until around midnight and running right through to the early morning. That would make sense with the clothes drying and people just hanging around sleeping during the day.
Theres a picture on the wall at work which reminded me of this picture I had seen a while ago from the abandoned "Gullivers Kingdom" park near Mt Fuji (now all gone which is a shame as it looked super spooky). I don't think it had been posted here before so;