The Opryland theme park in Nashville began life in 1972 and stayed open until 1997 when it was closed somewhat unexpectedly to make room for a new shopping mall. Originally billed as the “Home of American Music” the park was limited by its location and couldn’t expand to add new attractions. Before its closure the Opryland theme park rides included The Hangman, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Chaos, Wabash Cannonball and many more, as you can see in this video:
According to Wikipedia, all the large roller coasters and rides were sold to Premier Parks and while a couple of them (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and The Hangman) ended up being re-purposed for Six Flags parks in the USA, many are believed to have rotted and rusted in a field in Indiana.
A sad end after so many happy memories 🙁