Sorry to pull up such an old thread, but I couldn't find a more recent one about Wonderland. (Mods, if one exists, please move my post there.)
Growing up, something that always peaked my interest was the closed off tunnel at Wonder Mountain. I remember going up to the boarded-up entrances and peeking through the cracks to catch a glimpse of what I could no longer access. I remember the tunnel looking pretty eerie inside (but that's because I was only a kid then).
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(The yellow box on the left is the closed off southern entrance, and the yellow box on the right is a look-out from inside the tunnel.)
I've been looking for photos or videos of the tunnel online from when it was in operation, or in it's current state, but have been unable to find any so far.
Would anyone happen to know when this tunnel was closed off permanently, and why? I assume it was because of the slippery conditions from the waterfall. I remember it looking pretty wet and slippery from what I could see.
I could see it being a security concern too - eg. a sex predator waiting in there for a victim, or teens looking for someone to rob.
Sorry, I'm a urban explorer. Small stuff like this has always fascinated me.
I miss going through that dark, perpetually wet tunnel up to the observation deck on top of the mountain. The view was great. I think it closed sometime in the late 80's. Every time I'm there and see the blocked off entrance I wonder how many people know that there used to be a way to get to the top...They closed off the behind the falls walk because a teenager drowned in the water. They also closed the observation deck aka the walk to the top of the mountain because they built the roller coaster on top of it.