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21st Feb '18 9:16:40 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' once visited one of these out in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocono_Mountains the Poconos.]] It had the requisite fake sideshow freaks, but the star attraction--indeed, the one the Ghostbusters were chasing--was a shapeshifter called "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin."
11th Feb '18 10:24:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs makes a carnival he calls "Krabby Land" for kids on summer vacation, with the ulterior motive of getting them to buy Krabby Patties. Normally such a thing would be a SouvenirLand, but as he's a huge cheapskate it's made of trash and old stuff found in dumpsters, and the only thing the kids enjoy turns out to be watching Spongebob get himself hurt in the name of amusing them while Mr. Krabs counts his takings.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs makes a carnival he calls "Krabby Land" for kids on summer vacation, with the ulterior motive of getting them to buy Krabby Patties. Normally such a thing would be a SouvenirLand, but as he's [[TheScrooge a huge cheapskate cheapskate]] it's made of trash and old stuff found in dumpsters, and the only thing the kids enjoy turns out to be watching Spongebob get himself hurt in the name of amusing them while Mr. Krabs counts his takings.
2nd Jan '18 12:44:03 PM Jubileus57
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* The only "inconceivable" thing about Polmear and Plenty's Inconceivable Circus in ''VideoGame/{{SunlessSkies}}'' is its blatant patheticness. The magician's props don't work, the clown can't do any of his best material because his pet geese won't cooperate, the strongwoman has nothing impressive to lift, and one of the acrobats has run off and left behind a twin who doesn't know how to do any solo acts. Fortunately, you can help fix these problems.

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* The only "inconceivable" thing about Polmear and Plenty's Inconceivable Circus in ''VideoGame/{{SunlessSkies}}'' ''VideoGame/SunlessSkies'' is its blatant sheer patheticness. The magician's props don't work, the clown can't do any of his best material because his pet geese won't cooperate, the strongwoman has nothing impressive to lift, and one of the acrobats has run off and left behind a twin who doesn't know how to do any solo acts. Fortunately, you can help fix these problems.
2nd Jan '18 10:14:29 AM Jubileus57
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* The only ''inconceivable'' thing about Polmear and Plenty's Inconceivable Circus in ''VideoGame/{{SunlessSkies}}'' is its blatant patheticness. The magician's props don't work, the clown can't do any of his best material because his pet geese won't cooperate, the strongwoman has nothing impressive to lift, and one of the acrobats has run off and left behind a twin who doesn't know how to do any solo acts. Fortunately, you can help fix these problems.

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* The only ''inconceivable'' "inconceivable" thing about Polmear and Plenty's Inconceivable Circus in ''VideoGame/{{SunlessSkies}}'' is its blatant patheticness. The magician's props don't work, the clown can't do any of his best material because his pet geese won't cooperate, the strongwoman has nothing impressive to lift, and one of the acrobats has run off and left behind a twin who doesn't know how to do any solo acts. Fortunately, you can help fix these problems.
2nd Jan '18 10:13:58 AM Jubileus57
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* The only ''inconceivable'' thing about Polmear and Plenty's Inconceivable Circus in ''VideoGame/{{SunlessSkies}}'' is its blatant patheticness. The magician's props don't work, the clown can't do any of his best material because his pet geese won't cooperate, the strongwoman has nothing impressive to lift, and one of the acrobats has run off and left behind a twin who doesn't know how to do any solo acts. Fortunately, you can help fix these problems.
26th Dec '17 12:58:39 PM mlsmithca
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** In the episode "Bart Carny" starts with them visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son, who run the ring-toss game. After Homer accidentally gets the game impounded, leaving the two homeless, the Simpsons lets them live in their house for awhile, only for the carnies to lock them out and take over it as squatters. It takes Homer tricking them with a fake bet to get them out.
** "Brush with Greatness" had Mt. Splashmore, a water park which boasts it has "The most ways you can be shot hundreds of feet into the air by a geyser of highly pressurized water." Which was all well and good, except, like many of the places [[ShamelessSelfPromotion promoted by Krusty]], very little of the budget was given to the safety, employing teenage lifeguards who were ''obviously'' not qualified. (After Homer got stuck in the [=H2WHOA!=], it's main attraction, the lifeguards tried to solve the problem by [[DidntThinkThisThrough sending more kids down]], an incident that made Homer put the [=H2WHOA!=] on his revenge list.

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** In the The episode "Bart Carny" starts with them the family visiting one of these; eventually they befriend a carny and his son, who run the ring-toss game. After Homer accidentally gets the game impounded, leaving the two homeless, the Simpsons lets let them live in their house for awhile, only for the carnies to lock them out and take it over it as squatters. It takes Homer tricking them with a fake bet to get them out.
** "Brush with Greatness" had Mt. Splashmore, a water park which boasts it has "The most ways you can be shot hundreds of feet into the air by a geyser of highly pressurized water." Which was all well and good, except, like many of the places [[ShamelessSelfPromotion promoted by Krusty]], very little of the budget was given to the safety, employing teenage lifeguards who were ''obviously'' not qualified. (After Homer got stuck in the [=H2WHOA!=], it's its main attraction, the lifeguards tried to solve the problem by [[DidntThinkThisThrough sending more kids down]], an incident that made Homer put the [=H2WHOA!=] on his revenge list.



** "I'm Going To Praiseland" has this in the form of Praiseland, a christianity-themed amusement park built by Ned Flanders. It isnt crappy due to a lack of effort on his part, but rather due to his severly overestimating how entertaining most people would find his ideas of religious entertainment. The Ride Of King David just locks the kids in the cart while a giant statue of King David reads psalms, and the confections are unflavored, among its many other flaws.

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** "I'm Going To Praiseland" has this in the form of Praiseland, a christianity-themed Christianity-themed amusement park built by Ned Flanders. It isnt crappy due to a lack of effort on his part, but rather due to his severly overestimating how entertaining most people would find his ideas of religious entertainment. The Ride Of King David just locks the kids in the cart while a giant statue of King David reads psalms, and the confections are unflavored, among its many other flaws.
24th Dec '17 7:49:57 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/{{Afterlife}}'': The ultimate Sloth punishment plays with this, in that the "666 Pennants Over Perdition Theme Parks" are actually pretty fun... for the ''demons'', who are the customers in this regard. The park runs on the universal principle that since happiness is limited, for someone to be very happy, someone else must be ''really'' miserable, and thus the park is made as unbearable as possible for the actual ''staff'', that is, the souls being punished for eternity. Suicide attempts are common, but this is Hell; [[AndIMustScream they cannot die nor get fired]].
16th Dec '17 1:28:35 PM nombretomado
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* "Lester's Possum Park" from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', though according to WordOfGod, it was intended as a BitingTheHandHumor parody of [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s "TheCountryBears."

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* "Lester's Possum Park" from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', though according to WordOfGod, it was intended as a BitingTheHandHumor parody of [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s "TheCountryBears."Film/TheCountryBears."
9th Dec '17 3:50:26 AM RedScharlach
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* "Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival" in ''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.

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* "Firecracker Jim's Family Funtime Carnival" in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'' is this trope in spades. Among its more noteable notable 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.



* 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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* 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 accidentally makes the various ramps and catwalks fall apart and traps the other kids.



** Ever since Lapland became famous on the news, Every year, the media reports on similar attractions, and ever pointing out the similarities:
*** [[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 attractions ever pointing year, and always points out the similarities:
*** [[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 it also one that lasted less than 24 hours because of how awful it was.
22nd Oct '17 5:31:22 AM i4wpuw6sh8
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If the carnival is just a civic event and not a traveling show, expect it to be even crappier. Stalls serving unhealthy and/or disgusting food; bazaar tents selling cheap, ugly (often homemade) merchandise; either oldies music or some [[StreetPerformer street musicians]] playing in the background; bored people milling about mindlessly; and few actual amusements other than really lame ones (a face-painting booth, maybe). Only yokel tourists, [[StrawLoser losers]], and the very poor will be caught dead at such an event.

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If the carnival is just a civic event and not a traveling show, expect it to be even crappier. Stalls serving unhealthy and/or disgusting food; bazaar tents selling cheap, ugly (often homemade) merchandise; either oldies music or some [[StreetPerformer street musicians]] playing in the background; bored people milling about mindlessly; and few actual amusements other than really lame ones (a face-painting booth, maybe). Only yokel tourists, [[StrawLoser dateless losers]], and the very poor will be caught dead at such an event.
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