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25th Mar '17 11:05:55 PM rodneyAnonymous
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25th Mar '17 11:04:25 PM rodneyAnonymous
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19th Mar '17 7:25:19 PM AthenaBlue
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* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''One Day at Horrorland'' and its related media.

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* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''One Day Implied at Horrorland'' the end of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', in which the [[ClassicalMovieVampire Old Count Magpyr]] and its related media.[[TheIgor Igor]] are adding a fun-fair to the grounds of Dontgonearthe Castle. As Nanny Ogg says, it depends who's having the fun...
* Played with in ''Literature/DreamPark'', where an Adult-rated horror attraction slips a holographic ringer into the guests' group, specifically so her "death" can be staged as part of the display-sequence and make it ''look'' like this trope.
* In ''Flora's Dare'', Flora learns that the Woodward's Gardens & Fun Fair caters to a different sort of clientele after hours.



* The thriller novel ''Utopia'' by Lincoln Child is set in a futuristic theme park which becomes deadly when a group of terrorists take control of its technology.



* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''One Day at Horrorland'' and its related media.
* Fantasy World in the Creator/DeanKoontz novel ''Hideaway.'' It's been abandoned for years and demonic serial killer Vassago lives there now. And he displays the corpses of his victims in the basement of the funhouse.
* The "gas station carnivals" in the Creator/ThomasLigotti of the same name are mostly [[CrappyCarnival just bad]], but the Showman in the sideshows is implied to be some sort of HumanoidAbomination, and has lately been stalking the narrator's friend Quisser. [[spoiler: Subverted, as the carnivals never existed, and an artist Quisser insulted had merely been using her "art-magics" to mess with him. Double subverted, when the narrator discovers the Showman is all too real- and is now coming for ''him''.]]



* In ''Flora's Dare'', Flora learns that the Woodward's Gardens & Fun Fair caters to a different sort of clientele after hours.
* The [[{{Sequel}} third installment]] of the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' book series ''TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' by [[MrSmith Eric Morse]], called [[http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Friday-13th-Camp-Crystal/dp/042515825X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1287999391&sr=8-4 The Carnival]].
* Fantasy World in the Creator/DeanKoontz novel ''Hideaway.'' It's been abandoned for years and demonic serial killer Vassago lives there now. And he displays the corpses of his victims in the basement of the funhouse.
* Hologram Fun World in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. It looks happy and crowded, but as it turns out it's sparsely visited, and with the idea that he can't look like people have lost interest, the proprietor keeps it stocked with holographic crowds. Oh, and the BigBad is testing something there.
* The [[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]] book ''The Carnival Ghost'' had one of these where Elizabeth [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin met the eponymous ghost]].
* Implied at the end of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', in which the [[ClassicalMovieVampire Old Count Magpyr]] and [[TheIgor Igor]] are adding a fun-fair to the grounds of Dontgonearthe Castle. As Nanny Ogg says, it depends who's having the fun...



* The "gas station carnivals" in the Creator/ThomasLigotti of the same name are mostly [[CrappyCarnival just bad]], but the Showman in the sideshows is implied to be some sort of HumanoidAbomination, and has lately been stalking the narrator's friend Quisser. [[spoiler: Subverted, as the carnivals never existed, and an artist Quisser insulted had merely been using her "art-magics" to mess with him. Double subverted, when the narrator discovers the Showman is all too real- and is now coming for ''him''.]]
* Played with in ''Literature/DreamPark'', where an Adult-rated horror attraction slips a holographic ringer into the guests' group, specifically so her "death" can be staged as part of the display-sequence and make it ''look'' like this trope.

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* The "gas station carnivals" ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Hologram Fun World
in the Creator/ThomasLigotti of the same name are mostly [[CrappyCarnival just bad]], ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. It looks happy and crowded, but the Showman in the sideshows is implied to be some sort of HumanoidAbomination, as it turns out it's sparsely visited, and has lately been stalking the narrator's friend Quisser. [[spoiler: Subverted, as the carnivals never existed, and an artist Quisser insulted had merely been using her "art-magics" to mess with him. Double subverted, when the narrator discovers idea that he can't look like people have lost interest, the Showman is all too real- and is now coming for ''him''.]]
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proprietor keeps it stocked with in ''Literature/DreamPark'', where an Adult-rated horror attraction slips a holographic ringer into crowds. Oh, and the guests' group, specifically so her "death" can be staged as part BigBad is testing something there.
* The [[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]] book ''The Carnival Ghost'' had one of these where Elizabeth [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin met the eponymous ghost]].
* The [[{{Sequel}} third installment]]
of the display-sequence and make it ''look'' like this trope.''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' book series ''Literature/TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' by [[MrSmith Eric Morse]], called [[http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Friday-13th-Camp-Crystal/dp/042515825X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1287999391&sr=8-4 The Carnival]].
* The thriller novel ''Utopia'' by Lincoln Child is set in a futuristic theme park which becomes deadly when a group of terrorists take control of its technology.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Nightmare in Silver", the Doctor takes his companion (and the kids she's babysitting) to "the biggest and best amusement park there will ever be." Turns out it's been closed down due to people vanishing into thin air -- and what's that [[StompyMooks ominous stomping noise?]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver", Silver"]], the Doctor takes his companion (and the kids she's babysitting) to Hedgewick's World, "the biggest and best amusement park there will ever be." Turns out it's been closed down due to people vanishing into thin air -- and what's that [[StompyMooks ominous stomping noise?]]
18th Mar '17 6:27:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' has the Deserted Fairground in the Haunted Woods. You can play games and buy things there.

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has the Deserted Fairground in the Haunted Woods. You can play games and buy things there.
8th Mar '17 4:52:58 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Mar '17 7:25:06 AM naturalironist
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Anatomy Park" features an amusement park [[FantasticVoyagePlot inside a man's body]] that is incredibly run down and dangerous, haunted with deadly monster-like diseases and with rides that are broken or suddenly go nowhere.
1st Mar '17 8:43:41 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Contrast with CrappyCarnival: it might still be creepy, but the only thing that's dangerous there is the food.

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SubTrope of PleasureIsland. Contrast with CrappyCarnival: it might still be creepy, but the only thing that's dangerous there is the food.
1st Mar '17 12:24:38 AM beergood
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%%* ''Series/MrShow'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Oi57fqdU0 The Devastator]].
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%%* ''Series/MrShow'': * ''Series/MrShow'' has Thrill World with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Oi57fqdU0 The Devastator]].
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the Devastator]], a "spine-cracking, soul-shattering" rollercoaster which will ''literally'' kill you ("TWO WHOLE MINUTES UNDERWATER!UNDERWATER!"). The news segment on the horriffic carnage that coincides with Thrill World's opening hours treats it as a natural disaster, and is interrupted by a commercial offering those depressed by the news a chance to take their minds off it... by visiting Thrill World and riding the Devastator.
16th Feb '17 9:31:06 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'', [[spoiler: the Joker and his army [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs take over Wayne Manor]] and turn it into an evil amusement park.]]
10th Nov '16 11:57:54 PM Morgenthaler
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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations, such that many children of the '80s and early '90s from that area came to view it as a RiteOfPassage. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.

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That said, Action Park also earned a [[CultClassic cult reputation]] among New Jerseyans and New Yorkers as an Amusement Park of ''{{Badass}}ery'', ''Badassery'', a place where guests could take part in experiences that still haven't been replicated due to pesky safety regulations, such that many children of the '80s and early '90s from that area came to view it as a RiteOfPassage. It was a major pioneer in many ride designs, especially for waterparks, and while this meant that they were the ones who had to work out many of the safety kinks (it took experience for them to realize that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Action_Park_looping_water_slide.jpg this]] might not be the safest thing to send a human being down), it also meant that, at the time, there was nothing like it, and thanks to them using designs and ideas that other parks went on to reject (for admittedly good reason), there still hasn't been anything quite like it since. As such, when the park's original owners bought the Mountain Creek resort back from Intrawest in 2010, they briefly revived the Action Park name from 2014 through '16 for nostalgia's sake, though it will be changed back to Mountain Creek Waterpark starting in 2017 due to the fact that a) few people under 35 still remembered Action Park, and b) the 'new' Action Park was pretty much an InNameOnly affair.
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