The Mangyongdae Funfair is an amusement park located in Mangyongdae-guyok, 12 kilometers from Pyongyang, North Korea. It has an area of 70 hectares including a funfair and wading pool. In fall, 2011 the funfair was reported to have little or no Korean patronage. It had a roller coaster, which, while operational, was in poor repair. There is a merry-go-round and a train ride.
The dismal atmosphere and run-down condition of the funfair were severely criticized by Kim Jong-un, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea during an inspection in May, 2012. Kim Jong-un ordered Choe Ryong-hae, Director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, and others, to spruce up the funfair and bring it into compliance with the requirements of the Sŏn'gun era. Kim Jong-un used the occasion to emphasize the requirement that officials have the spirit of serving the people and abandon outdated ideological points of view and outmoded work-styles.
The Kaeson Youth Park is another amusement park in Pyongyang which is also in poor repair. The Taesongsan Fun Fair, opened in 1977, at the foot of Mount Taesong is another. The Pyongyang Folklore Park with an historical theme, also at Mount Taesong in Pyongyang, has been under construction since December, 2008. There are also folk parks in Sukchon, South Pyongan Province and Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province. South Korean folk parks with an historical theme such as Korean Folk Village are popular attractions.