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24th Feb '16 8:52:50 AM PrimeEvil
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* Thomas Ligotti's short story "The Gas-Station Carnivals" takes place at one. The attractions and rides are miniatures; the hypnotist and sideshow freaks are costumed attendants; and there's an air of oil-soaked dinginess about the whole thing. And then there's the [[NightmareFuel Ringmaster]]...
15th Dec '15 8:40:08 AM WillBGood
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* ''Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival'' in {{Brickleberry}} is this trope in spades. Among its more noteable features are games such as "Meth Eating Contests", Whack A Mole with real moles, and a rollercoaster named The Paralyzer, that just comes to a dead stop in the middle of the track.

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* ''Firecracker "Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival'' Carnival" in {{Brickleberry}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' is this trope in spades. Among its more noteable features are games such as "Meth Eating Contests", Whack A Mole with real moles, and a rollercoaster named The Paralyzer, that just comes to a dead stop in the middle of the track.
20th Nov '15 4:19:59 PM SilentStranger
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* The carnival from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cow Days" is so bad that the townspeople called Shenanigans on it at the end. "Shenanigans" is apparently a South Park term for chasing the offender out of time while beating them with brooms.

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* The carnival from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cow Days" is so bad that the townspeople called Shenanigans on it at the end. "Shenanigans" is apparently a South Park term for chasing the offender out of time town while beating them with brooms.



** In the episode "Bart Carny" starts with them visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son who turn out to be squatters with their eye on the Simpsons' house.

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** In the episode "Bart Carny" starts with them visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son son, who turn out to be squatters with run the ring-toss game. After Homer accidently gets the game impounded, leaving the two homeless, the Simpsons lets them live in their eye on house for awhile, only for the Simpsons' house.carnies to lock them out and take over it as squatters. It takes Homer tricking them with a fake bet to get them out.



--> '''Firecracker Jim''': You alive?
--> '''Steve''': *groans in pain with his body twisted and broken*
--> '''Firecracker Jim''': No refunds!



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' have created several of these as part of Eddy's scams, including "Barnacle Ed's" from "Floss Your Ed". Smile Town in "Here's Mud In Your Ed" is literally just an empty, trash-strewn alleyway behind a cardboard facade to which Eddy tricks Jimmy into paying for entrance.

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' have created several of these as part of Eddy's scams, including "Barnacle Ed's" from "Floss Your Ed". Smile Town in "Here's Mud In Your Ed" is literally just an empty, trash-strewn alleyway behind a cardboard facade to which Eddy tricks Jimmy into paying for entrance. Averted with the Chimp World park the Ed's built in "See No Ed", which is both fun and well-made...until a freak accident accidently makes the various ramps and catwalks fall apart and traps the other kids.


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* ''SheepInTheBigCity'' had "Oxymoron's Happy Fun Family Park", an amusement park organized by the notoriously incompetent Oxymoron Inc. The park is ''literally'' just an empty, muddy field strewn with trash and broken glass, with the marketing being based on that you're supposed to tailor your own experience at the park - in other words, just running around using your imagination.
14th Nov '15 5:48:51 PM zarpaulus
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* ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' has the kids putting one on for their school's "Fall Festival" fundraiser, being the way they are they naturally set it up to con the goers out of their money.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' has the kids putting one on for their school's "Fall Festival" fundraiser, being the way they are they naturally set it up to con the goers out of their money. When they're not outright [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/12/21 stealing]] or [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/12/22 extorting.]]
31st Oct '15 9:08:08 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie", Max gets dragged by Goofy to the Lester's Possum Park, which seems to mainly consist of a malfunctioning animatronics show, one guy in a costume (who harasses Max until he hits him), and flash photography taken with live possums who aren't even contained.
10th Oct '15 12:31:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' brings us the Sleaze Brothers Funfair. The establishing shot that introduces it [[SignsOfDisrepair shows the first "F" falling off the sign]].

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* ''Film/SesameStreetPresentsFollowThatBird'' brings us the Sleaze Brothers Funfair. Funfair, which rigs its games to cheat the kids. The establishing shot that introduces it [[SignsOfDisrepair shows the first "F" falling off the sign]].sign]] to read "unfair."
22nd Aug '15 8:58:14 PM Andyroid
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->'''Timmy:''' Are we at the circus?
->'''Cosmo:''' Of course not! Circuses have safety regulations! This is a carnival! They barely have to obey the laws of physics!

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->'''Timmy:''' Are we at the circus?
->'''Cosmo:'''
circus?\\
'''Cosmo:'''
Of course not! Circuses have safety regulations! This is a carnival! They barely have to obey the laws of physics!



* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' have created several of these as part of Eddy's scams, including "Barnacle Ed's" from "Floss Your Ed".

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* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' have created several of these as part of Eddy's scams, including "Barnacle Ed's" from "Floss Your Ed". Smile Town in "Here's Mud In Your Ed" is literally just an empty, trash-strewn alleyway behind a cardboard facade to which Eddy tricks Jimmy into paying for entrance.



* [[http://www.dismaland.co.uk/ Dismaland]] is an anti-consumerist art installation organized by Creator/{{Banksy}}, a "bemusement park" deliberately designed to look like a decaying, half-baked Disneyland rip-off.

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* [[http://www.dismaland.co.uk/ Dismaland]] is an anti-consumerist art installation organized by Creator/{{Banksy}}, a gallery and "bemusement park" organized by Creator/{{Banksy}} that's deliberately designed to look like a decaying, half-baked Disneyland rip-off.
22nd Aug '15 7:27:46 PM Andyroid
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* Great Uncle 'Grunkle' Stan of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' sets up one by the Mystery Shack in "The Time-Traveler's Pig". Not only are the rides poor, but they're ''unsafe'', as evidenced by the fake inspection certificates he has his niece and nephew put on them (one ride falls apart while Dipper is testing it). And his dunking booth is rigged so that the only thing that can budge the target is a blast from a futuristic rifle.

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* Great Uncle 'Grunkle' Stan Pines of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' sets up one by the Mystery Shack in "The Time-Traveler's Pig". Not only are the rides poor, poor ("I spared ''every'' expense!"), but they're ''unsafe'', as evidenced by the fake inspection certificates he has his niece and nephew put on them (one ride falls apart while Dipper is testing it). And his dunking booth is rigged so that the only thing that can budge the target is a blast from a futuristic rifle.



* The titular protagonists of Ed, Edd, n' Eddy have created several of these.

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* The titular protagonists title characters of Ed, Edd, n' Eddy ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' have created several of these.these as part of Eddy's scams, including "Barnacle Ed's" from "Floss Your Ed".


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* [[http://www.dismaland.co.uk/ Dismaland]] is an anti-consumerist art installation organized by Creator/{{Banksy}}, a "bemusement park" deliberately designed to look like a decaying, half-baked Disneyland rip-off.
22nd Jul '15 1:01:20 PM atyxyt
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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524088/Parents-fury-skinny-Santas-plastic-ice-rink.html?ICO=most_read_module The Milton Keynes 'Winter Wonderland]] 'carnival' is another example of this, and has even been compared to the aforementioned Lapland New Forest. The SpecialEffectsFailure alone is a sight to behold. It's already been called 'Winter Blunderland' by many newspapers, and got shut down just a DAY after it opened for the first time. It's not only a really poorly set up carnival/attraction, it's also one that lasted less than 24 hours because of how awful it was.

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* ** Ever since Lapland became famous on the news, Every year, the media reports on similar attractions, and ever pointing out the similarities:
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[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524088/Parents-fury-skinny-Santas-plastic-ice-rink.html?ICO=most_read_module The Milton Keynes 'Winter Wonderland]] 'carnival' is another example of this, and has even been compared to the aforementioned Lapland New Forest. The SpecialEffectsFailure alone is a sight to behold. It's already been called 'Winter Blunderland' by many newspapers, and got shut down just a DAY after it opened for the first time. It's not only a really poorly set up carnival/attraction, it's also one that lasted less than 24 hours because of how awful it was.
19th Jul '15 9:29:07 AM MyFinalEdits
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* While Reubans Fayre from ''TheLostCrown'' isn't all that bad -- at least, not for something with a staff of only six named characters -- Nigel remarks to Lucy that hers is the worst "Ghost Train" ride ever. Of course, after a few days' encounters with ''real'' ghosts, plastic skeletons aren't likely to impress anyone even if done well.

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* While Reubans Fayre from ''TheLostCrown'' ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown'' isn't all that bad -- at least, not for something with a staff of only six named characters -- Nigel remarks to Lucy that hers is the worst "Ghost Train" ride ever. Of course, after a few days' encounters with ''real'' ghosts, plastic skeletons aren't likely to impress anyone even if done well.



* Some of the parks in RollerCoasterTycoon start as this, but Ivory Towers takes the cake. It's rides aren't bad (Actually, the Steel Mini Roller Coaster and the Suspended Roller Coaster on this park are very well made), but that's the only good thing. The park is full of litter, puke and it's completely vandalized. This is, obviously, averted at the end of scenario since your job was to fix it and make it famous.

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* Some of the parks in RollerCoasterTycoon ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'' start as this, but Ivory Towers takes the cake. It's Its rides aren't bad (Actually, the (the Steel Mini Roller Coaster and the Suspended Roller Coaster on this park are very well made), but that's the only good thing. The park is full of litter, puke and it's completely vandalized. This is, obviously, averted at the end of scenario since your job was is to fix it and make it famous.



* The carnival from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cow Days" was so bad that the townspeople called Shenanigans on it at the end. Forr clarification, "shenanigans" is apparently a South Park term for chasing the offender out of time while beating them with brooms.

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* The carnival from the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Cow Days" was is so bad that the townspeople called Shenanigans on it at the end. Forr clarification, "shenanigans" "Shenanigans" is apparently a South Park term for chasing the offender out of time while beating them with brooms.



* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', an amusement park called Wonderful World is found to have fallen into disrepair, and is run by RecurringCharacter Mr. Swindler. The roller coaster has part of the track missing, for instance, and the game where you throw the ball at the bottles? Well, the bottles are only knocked down after being hit by a roller coaster... and even then, they just kind of... fall over. The founder of the park is found under the fun house, and once brought above, is appalled at the state that he's allowed it to get into.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', an amusement park called Wonderful World is found to have fallen into disrepair, and is run by RecurringCharacter Mr. Swindler. The roller coaster has part of the track missing, for instance, and the game where you throw the ball at the bottles? Well, the bottles are only knocked down after being hit by a roller coaster... and even then, they just kind of... fall over. The founder of the park is found under the fun house, and once brought above, is appalled at the state that he's allowed it to get into.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Brothers Grunt}}'', Dean visits Uncle Stumpy's Animal Park, which includes fly-ridden snacks, a sickly old lion, and wild slugs. The "monkey" is actually a kid in a monkey suit, and the "alligator" is actually a puppet. Government agents later shut the park down.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{The Brothers Grunt}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'', Dean visits Uncle Stumpy's Animal Park, which includes fly-ridden snacks, a sickly old lion, and wild slugs. The "monkey" is actually a kid in a monkey suit, and the "alligator" is actually a puppet. Government agents later shut the park down.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapland_New_Forest Lapland New Forest]], which opened briefly in the United Kingdom in December 2008. Visitors to their website were promised a spectacular Christmas experience, only to find a bare field with a handful of overpriced rides and concessions, a broken ice rink, and entertainers in unconvincing snowman and elf outfits - all after paying theme park prices for tickets. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in numerous credit card chargebacks and a fraud conviction for the park's owners, not to mention Santa and his helpers being beaten up by angry guests. The director is also becoming an example of NeverMyFault, blaming the park's failure on crowd manipulation and slanderous media.
* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524088/Parents-fury-skinny-Santas-plastic-ice-rink.html?ICO=most_read_module The Milton Keynes 'Winter Wonderland]] 'carnival' is another example of this, and has even been compared to the aforementioned Lapland New Forest. The SpecialEffectsFailure alone is a sight to behold...
** It's already been called 'Winter Blunderland' by many newspapers, and got shut down just a DAY after it opened for the first time. It's not only a really poorly set up carnival/attraction, it's also one that lasted less than 24 hours because of how awful it was.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapland_New_Forest Lapland New Forest]], which opened briefly in the United Kingdom in December 2008. Visitors to their website were promised a spectacular Christmas experience, only to find a bare field with a handful of overpriced rides and concessions, a broken ice rink, and entertainers in unconvincing snowman and elf outfits - all after paying theme park prices for tickets. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in numerous credit card chargebacks and a fraud conviction for the park's owners, not to mention plus Santa and his helpers being beaten up by angry guests. The director is also becoming an example of NeverMyFault, blaming the park's failure on crowd manipulation and slanderous media.
* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524088/Parents-fury-skinny-Santas-plastic-ice-rink.html?ICO=most_read_module The Milton Keynes 'Winter Wonderland]] 'carnival' is another example of this, and has even been compared to the aforementioned Lapland New Forest. The SpecialEffectsFailure alone is a sight to behold...
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behold. It's already been called 'Winter Blunderland' by many newspapers, and got shut down just a DAY after it opened for the first time. It's not only a really poorly set up carnival/attraction, it's also one that lasted less than 24 hours because of how awful it was.
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