TIVOLI World was once considered one of the best theme parks on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
But since it had to close in 2020, it has been frozen in time with zero guests.
Opened in 1976, the park was boarded up after more than 45 years because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It briefly reopened for two months but closed again last year when its owners filed for bankruptcy.
But thanks to a bizarre contract loophole, all of the park’s employees stayed on the job.
And to make things even stranger, they weren’t allowed to look for work anywhere else.
So the staff decided to keep rotating every day – to make sure the much-loved park didn’t get in disarray.
And to this day, the derelict theme park remains in stunning condition, despite being hunted down for around £3.5million for its owners.
According to local media, the “phantom staff” went under the radar until three locals tried to enter the disused compound and steal equipment.
In response, the president of the Salvemos Tivoli group, Juan Ramon Delgado, said: “The attractions are still there, many meters of electrical cables and machines in the bars and ice cream parlors.
“They are primarily looking for aluminum and copper.
“We haven’t received a salary for 10 months, but we can’t work on anything else because we’re laid off.
“The situation is untenable.”
The Daily Star reports that up to 87 employees still visit the site daily in hopes that it will one day reopen.
They also turned to courts to clarify their contractual status with their employer. .
Delgado, who goes to the site every week, said, “Despite the fact that we have no income, we do what we can to the best of our ability.”
Local MP Guzman Ahumada commented on the issue, telling local media that “the owners are running out of excuses” not to reopen the site as they are “clearly” able to make money.
He said: “The argument that it wasn’t economically viable has been dismantled.”
And in March this year, Benalmadena City Council said: “The strategy and position of this government team is in line with that of the unions and the company committee, who are all working together to get the park reopened.
“We will continue to protect Tivoli because we believe it is vital to tourism and the economy of the Costa del Sol and there is no other option but to reopen the park.”
In the meantime, the interior of the site remains in perfect condition and functional.
Most rides are also through to be fully functional.
Last year we revealed the condition of an abandoned theme park in the UK, complete with abandoned bumper cars, broken-down rides and graffiti-covered attractions.
And in April, eerie images showed the remains of Cementland theme park – which met a tragic end.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/20526662/reason-abandoned-theme-park-left-frozen-time/ Costa del Sol theme park frozen in time with NO guests but staff still turn up