History Main / AmusementParkOfDoom

15th Apr '18 12:59:54 PM maxwellsilver
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* [[http://lostamusementparks.napha.org/Articles/WestVirginia/Lake%20Shawne%20Amusement%20Park.html Lake Shawnee Amusement Park]] in West Virginia, the site of a desecrated IndianBurialGround turned into a settler farm which saw three settler children killed by Indians and several Indians killed by settlers in retaliation, turned into an amusement park in the 1920s (purportedly the developer was unaware of the site's history). After six patrons were killed, the park shut down in 1966 amid rumours of the land being cursed and haunted, with the rides and structures still standing in varying states of disrepair. It was reopened in 1985, then closed and abandoned for good in 1988. Tours are available in the days leading up to Halloween.

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* [[http://lostamusementparks.napha.org/Articles/WestVirginia/Lake%20Shawne%20Amusement%20Park.html Lake Shawnee Amusement Park]] in West Virginia, the site of a desecrated IndianBurialGround turned into a settler farm which saw three settler children killed by Indians and several Indians killed by settlers in retaliation, turned into an amusement park in the 1920s (purportedly the developer was unaware of the site's history). After six patrons two children were killed, the park shut down in 1966 amid rumours of the land being cursed and haunted, with the rides and structures still standing in varying states of disrepair. It was reopened in 1985, then closed and abandoned for good in 1988. Tours are available in the days leading up to Halloween.
14th Apr '18 4:07:03 PM Ninamarie124
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12th Apr '18 11:56:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/JurassicPark'': Let's bring back some of the most fearsome carnivores in (pre-)history, and mix in a bunch of tourists. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could go wrong?]] Subverted in that the park was never intended to be scary or dangerous. The protagonists just got very unlucky.

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* ''Film/JurassicPark'': ''Franchise/JurassicPark'': Let's bring back some of the most fearsome carnivores in (pre-)history, and mix in a bunch of tourists. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could go wrong?]] Subverted in that the park was never intended to be scary or dangerous. The protagonists just got very unlucky.
11th Apr '18 5:29:59 PM DiabulusPyrus
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* ''Anime/KemonoFriends''' main setting, [[PatchworkMap Japari Park]], is basically a [[UpToEleven massive Amusement Park of Doom]]. Once a beautiful touristic attraction full of nature and diverse ecosystems, the park is now on a state of despair and decay with collapsed bridges and abandoned buildings abound. And that's not counting the threat of the [[BigBad Ceru]][[BlobMonster leans]].
3rd Apr '18 2:38:00 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}'', based on the aforementioned film of the same name. The AdaptationExpansion produces a lot more detail about the park's operators, guests, and robots (called 'hosts') alike, with the promise of danger being one of the main selling points. Notably, it's portrayed as a real-life video game as much as it is an amusement park, with the Man in Black especially being a longtime guest obsessed with uncovering the park's secrets and {{Easter egg}}s.
3rd Apr '18 2:27:26 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The upcoming film ''Action Point'', loosely based on the infamous Action Park (see "Real Life" below), is about [[Series/{{Jackass}} Johnny Knoxville]] suffering AmusingInjuries while testing the rides at the most extreme amusement park in the world.
27th Mar '18 1:53:05 PM Scoutstr295
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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which closed after two years later following a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his business partner. The ride was built just to give Schlitterbahn the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.

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* The Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn's Kansas City's Schlitterbahn City water park, which closed after two years later following a fatal accident, park was a tragedy waiting to happen, as a [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] lawsuit following a fatal accident]] revealed. For starters, the ride Verrückt was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his business partner. The ride was built just to give Schlitterbahn the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of resulted in Schlitterbahn and the park director being charged with negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and manslaughter, while the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.were charged with second-degree murder.
27th Mar '18 1:48:39 PM Scoutstr295
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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which closed after two years later following a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.

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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which closed after two years later following a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so just to give Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.
27th Mar '18 1:46:15 PM Scoutstr295
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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which opened in 2014 and closed two years later after a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.

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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which opened in 2014 and closed after two years later after following a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.
27th Mar '18 1:44:57 PM Scoutstr295
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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which opened in 2014 and closed two years later after a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and safety records, and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.

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* The Verrückt water slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park, which opened in 2014 and closed two years later after a fatal accident, was a tragedy waiting to happen, as [[https://news.avclub.com/chilling-legal-documents-reveal-just-how-shitty-the-pl-1824040852 ensuing lawsuit]] revealed. For starters, the ride was designed by two people who were neither engineers nor qualified designers of amusement park rides, but who ''were'', respectively, one of the co-owners of Schlitterbahn and his longtime friend and business partner. The ride was built purely so Schlitterbahn could have the bragging rights of the tallest water slide in the world, with [[NoOSHACompliance no regard for safety standards]] in the rushed seven-month design process. The designers ignored issues of the raft going airborne over the second hill and colliding with the overhead hoops and safety netting. When the ride opened, poor maintenance caused it to fall into disrepair (most notably with a failure of the brake system) while operators were poorly trained. Verrückt's designers knew the ride was dangerous and even attempted some last-minute redesigns to mitigate the problem (they didn't). Several people involved with its construction tried to blow the whistle, but the park covered up accidents and injuries during both testing and regular operation, going so far as to destroy and/or alter injury reports and safety records, and coerce lifeguards into giving coached statements. Eventually, the decapitation of a ten-year-old boy on the ride led to a criminal investigation that produced charges of negligence and involuntary manslaughter against Schlitterbahn and the park director, and ''second-degree murder'' against the two designers of the ride.
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