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10th Sep '16 10:01:56 PM MrNickelodeon
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* '''Roller coaster'''. Sometimes steel, but usually wooden. Always completely outdoors with the track supports obvious (i.e. from a distance, it is immediately recognizable as a roller coaster). This doesn't quite fit Universal or Disney-- Universal coasters nearly all feature inversions (which are impossible on wooden coasters), while Disney parks almost (but not quite) always hide the track in some way, whether by putting it inside a building (Space Mountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster) or by theming (Big Thunder Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Expedition Everest etc.). Six Flags does use this sort of coaster at its parks, often playing up the nostalgia angle, but typically has steel coasters alongside them.
* '''Boat rides'''. In real life, these take two forms: rides that keep trying to splash you, usually with a big drop at the end, and rides that just use the boat as a form of transportation to show you scenery (Pirates of the Caribbean is one of these). Souvenir Land boat rides look like the latter for most of the ride, then suddenly throw in a big drop at the end (possibly the result of misremembering Splash Mountain). Jungle Cruise is frequently parodied. Oddly, the inevitable "It's a Small World" parody (which usually features incredibly low-quality puppets that Walt probably would have fired you for trying to put in his park, or super-high-quality puppets that turn out to be enslaved children) is rarely one of these, usually just happening out in the open.

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* '''Roller coaster'''. Sometimes steel, but usually wooden. Always completely outdoors with the track supports obvious (i.e. from a distance, it is immediately recognizable as a roller coaster). This doesn't quite fit Universal or Disney-- Universal coasters nearly all feature inversions (which are impossible on wooden coasters), while Disney parks almost (but not quite) always hide the track in some way, whether by putting it inside a building (Space Mountain, (Ride/SpaceMountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster) or by theming (Big Thunder Mountain, (Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Expedition Everest etc.). Six Flags does use this sort of coaster at its parks, often playing up the nostalgia angle, but typically has steel coasters alongside them.
* '''Boat rides'''. In real life, these take two forms: rides that keep trying to splash you, usually with a big drop at the end, and rides that just use the boat as a form of transportation to show you scenery (Pirates of the Caribbean (Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean is one of these). Souvenir Land boat rides look like the latter for most of the ride, then suddenly throw in a big drop at the end (possibly the result of misremembering Splash Mountain). Jungle Cruise is frequently parodied. Oddly, the inevitable "It's a Small World" "Ride/ItsASmallWorld" parody (which usually features incredibly low-quality puppets that Walt probably would have fired you for trying to put in his park, or super-high-quality puppets that turn out to be enslaved children) is rarely one of these, usually just happening out in the open.
23rd Jul '16 1:58:39 PM prettycoolguy
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* '''Fair-type circling rides''' (like Dumbo The Flying Elephant or Astro Orbiter in the real Disney parks). These usually will be depicted as a huge deal, a major attraction on par with the roller coasters, and everyone in the group will want to ride, except for the people who get squeamish on thrill rides. This is the most obvious sign of the underlying difficulty, which is that the writers have probably not been to Disneyland or Disney World or whichever since they were little kids, at which point these probably seemed legitimately impressive. (Indeed, Dumbo is notorious for being so popular with little kids that its small per-ride capacity ensures looooong waits.)

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* '''Fair-type circling rides''' (like Dumbo The Flying Elephant or Astro Orbiter in the real Disney parks). These usually will be depicted as a huge deal, a major attraction on par with the roller coasters, and everyone in the group will want to ride, except for the people who get squeamish on thrill rides. This is the most obvious sign of the underlying difficulty, which is that the writers have probably not been to Disneyland or Disney World or whichever since they were little kids, at which point these probably seemed legitimately impressive. (Indeed, [[note]]Indeed, Dumbo is notorious for being so popular with little kids that its small per-ride capacity ensures looooong waits.)
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13th Jun '16 8:50:36 AM EryliaStarheart
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In cartoon land, kids want to go to Souvenir Land, a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme park version]] of the theme park. The viewer, on the other hand, would find the experience much less amazing. While Souvenir Land is almost always ''treated'' as if it was the world's equivalent of the Disney parks, it tends to be noticeably less original and impressive than anything Disney or Universal has built. [[note:It can be more accurately compated to the level of Busch Gardens or the smaller regional theme parks that mushroomed in TheFifties but started fading out in TheEighties precisely because the standard assortment of rides was no longer believed worth the ticket price.]]

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In cartoon land, kids want to go to Souvenir Land, a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme park version]] of the theme park. The viewer, on the other hand, would find the experience much less amazing. While Souvenir Land is almost always ''treated'' as if it was the world's equivalent of the Disney parks, it tends to be noticeably less original and impressive than anything Disney or Universal has built. [[note:It [[note]]It can be more accurately compated to the level of Busch Gardens or the smaller regional theme parks that mushroomed in TheFifties but started fading out in TheEighties precisely because the standard assortment of rides was no longer believed worth the ticket price.]]
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13th Jun '16 8:50:13 AM EryliaStarheart
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In cartoon land, kids want to go to Souvenir Land, a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme park version]] of the theme park. This experience is... less amazing. While Souvenir Land is almost always ''treated'' as if it was the world's equivalent of the Disney parks, it tends to be noticeably less impressive than anything Disney or Universal has built. It is more on the level of Busch Gardens or the smaller regional theme parks that mushroomed in TheFifties but started fading out in TheEighties.

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In cartoon land, kids want to go to Souvenir Land, a [[TheThemeParkVersion theme park version]] of the theme park. This The viewer, on the other hand, would find the experience is... much less amazing. While Souvenir Land is almost always ''treated'' as if it was the world's equivalent of the Disney parks, it tends to be noticeably less original and impressive than anything Disney or Universal has built. It is [[note:It can be more on accurately compated to the level of Busch Gardens or the smaller regional theme parks that mushroomed in TheFifties but started fading out in TheEighties.
TheEighties precisely because the standard assortment of rides was no longer believed worth the ticket price.]]



If there are any specific ride parodies, they will almost always be of older rides -- you'll rarely see a parody of, for instance, Epcot's Test Track. This has the side effect that, sometimes, the show will parody something that isn't actually there anymore. Again, this is probably because the writers are working not from a recent guidemap but from their childhood memories. Such parodies will typically be fitted into one of the aforementioned three ride types -- if there ''was'' a parody of Test Track, for instance, it'd probably be a roller coaster.

Frequently, rides will empty into a gift shop. This ''is'' TruthInTelevision for both Disney and Universal, where any ride of any significance has its own gift shop which is usually conveniently located right where you exit the ride (although some rides built before the concept took hold, such as Franchise/TheHauntedMansion, have to make do with keeping a merchandise cart nearby). If there is a parade, it will probably be a) in the daytime and b) clearly based on the Main Street Electrical Parade (which is ''at night'', thus the lights that make it "Electrical"; alternate versions of the parade include Fantillusion at Disneyland Paris, Dreamlights at Tokyo Disneyland, and Spectromagic at Walt Disney World).

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Note, however, that the depiction is often not -meant- to be a parody, merely an overgenericized example of something that attracts visitors precisely because it relies on exclusive attractions, referencing or parodying which would require additional explanation for the sake of viewers unfamiliar with the original. However, snark often works its way into the depiction regardless, as a stealth rant on consumerism and the ability of entertainment industry to make a profit off any idea, no matter how lame. If taken to the logical extreme, the attraction becomes a CrappyCarnival.

If there are any -are- specific ride parodies, they will almost always be of older rides -- you'll rarely see a parody of, for instance, Epcot's Test Track. This has the side effect that, sometimes, the show will parody something that isn't actually there anymore. Again, this is probably because the writers are working not from a recent guidemap but from their childhood memories. Such parodies will typically be fitted into one of the aforementioned three ride types -- if there ''was'' a parody of Test Track, for instance, it'd probably be a roller coaster.

Frequently, rides will empty right into a gift shop. This ''is'' TruthInTelevision for both Disney and Universal, where any ride of any significance has its own gift shop which is usually conveniently located right where you exit the ride (although some rides built before the concept took hold, such as Franchise/TheHauntedMansion, have to make do with keeping a merchandise cart nearby). If there is a parade, it will probably be a) in the daytime and b) clearly based on the Main Street Electrical Parade (which is ''at night'', thus the lights that make it "Electrical"; alternate versions of the parade include Fantillusion at Disneyland Paris, Dreamlights at Tokyo Disneyland, and Spectromagic at Walt Disney World).
13th May '16 9:04:54 PM IniuriaTalis
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* One foodgasm-induced ImagineSpot in ''Anime/ShokugekiNoSoma'' transforms a group of judges into school girls spending the day at "Yukihee Land," as the dish was [[JustForPun a roller-coaster of flavors]].

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* One foodgasm-induced ImagineSpot in ''Anime/ShokugekiNoSoma'' transforms a group of judges into school girls spending the day at "Yukihee Land," as the dish was [[JustForPun [[{{Pun}} a roller-coaster of flavors]].
13th May '16 9:04:15 PM IniuriaTalis
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* One foodgasm-induced ImagineSpot in ''Anime/ShokugekiNoSoma'' transforms a group of judges into school girls spending the day at "Yukihee Land," as the dish was [[JustForPun a roller-coaster of flavors]].
13th May '16 3:17:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* In one episode of ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' Takeo, Yamato, Suna, Suna's sister Ai, and a man who has a crush on Ai named Oda go to "[=MM=] Land" (which is likely a reference to WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse). Yamato originally feared going because she didn't want to jinx her romance with Takeo but is convinced to. Most of the episode is about Oda trying to get Ai to confess to Takeo. The theme park apparently revolves around characters that look suspiciously like cat versions of Mickey and Minnie (which in turn makes them look like Ortensia).
12th Apr '16 7:20:46 AM dotchan
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* Tropical Land in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' - it's very Disney-esque, with a central hub and themed sub-areas.
6th Mar '16 8:32:04 PM SammyDragon92
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* '''Roller coaster'''. Sometimes steel, but usually wooden. Always completely outdoors with the track supports obvious (i.e. from a distance, it is immediately recognizable as a roller coaster). This doesn't quite fit Universal or Disney-- Universal coasters nearly all feature inversions (which are impossible on wooden coasters), while Disney parks almost (but not quite) always hide the track in some way, whether by putting it inside a building (Space Mountain) or by theming (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad). Six Flags does use this sort of coaster at its parks, often playing up the nostalgia angle, but typically has steel coasters alongside them.

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* '''Roller coaster'''. Sometimes steel, but usually wooden. Always completely outdoors with the track supports obvious (i.e. from a distance, it is immediately recognizable as a roller coaster). This doesn't quite fit Universal or Disney-- Universal coasters nearly all feature inversions (which are impossible on wooden coasters), while Disney parks almost (but not quite) always hide the track in some way, whether by putting it inside a building (Space Mountain) Mountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster) or by theming (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad).Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Expedition Everest etc.). Six Flags does use this sort of coaster at its parks, often playing up the nostalgia angle, but typically has steel coasters alongside them.
21st Dec '15 7:19:58 PM FloydPinkerton
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** Fun-Fun Mountain had an attraction called Souvenir Land, so it's still sort of the trope namer.
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