History Main / SouvenirLand

27th May '17 11:18:51 PM HarpieSiren
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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.

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Note, however, that the depiction is often not -meant- ''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.
17th Oct '16 2:33:57 PM Vir
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--> '''[[OurPresidentsAreDifferent US President]]''': When do we get to the ride?
--> '''Parents''': This ''is'' the ride! Wheee!!

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--> '''[[OurPresidentsAreDifferent -->'''[[OurPresidentsAreDifferent US President]]''': When do we get to the ride?
--> '''Parents''':
ride?\\
'''Timmy's Dad''':
This ''is'' the ride! Wheee!!



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' had the mice accompanying Elmyra on her class field trip to a Disneyland parody called Duckyland, with Brain intending to put a subliminal message on the audio at the Happy Sappy Children of Many Lands Ride. First, though, he's forced to go through some rides Elmyra wants to go on, and endures a lot of pain doing so; then, when he finally does switch the tapes on the ride, he finds out that he made a mistake in trusting Elmyra to bring the tape for him, because she instead brought a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Baloney the Dinosaur]] tape. By the end of the episode, he says that even world domination is not worth it for him "to come back to this Hieronymous Bosch-inspired nightmare world."
** Before Elmyra joined in, Pinky is at one point tempted by Snowball to leave the Brain. The bait was Pinkyworld, a theme park contained inside a corporate headquarters. Of course, this is mouse-sized ...
** Pinky's apparently a sucker for these. [[spoiler:'Brain Noir' has Billie use one of these to try and win his heart; it was originally meant as just an innocent device to aid Brain in taking over the world.]]

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'' had the mice accompanying Elmyra on her class field trip to a Disneyland parody called Duckyland, with Brain intending to put a subliminal message on the audio at the Happy Sappy Children of Many Lands Ride. First, though, he's forced to go through some rides Elmyra wants to go on, and endures a lot of pain doing so; then, when he finally does switch the tapes on the ride, he finds out that he made a mistake in trusting Elmyra to bring the tape for him, because she instead brought a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Baloney the Dinosaur]] tape. By the end of the episode, he says that even world domination is not worth it for him "to come back to this Hieronymous Hieronymus Bosch-inspired nightmare world."
** Before Elmyra joined in, Pinky is at one point tempted by Snowball to leave the Brain. The bait was Pinkyworld, a theme park contained inside a corporate headquarters. Of course, this is mouse-sized ...mouse-sized...
** Pinky's apparently a sucker for these. [[spoiler:'Brain Noir' "Brain Noir" has Billie use one of these to try and win his heart; it was originally meant as just an innocent device to aid Brain in taking over the world.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Brisby land, which fits the characteristics of the Disney Theme Parks, [[spoiler:although with more sinister dealings and being a subject of ire to displaced revolutionaries]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has Brisby land, Land, which fits the characteristics of the Disney Theme Parks, [[spoiler:although with more sinister dealings and being a subject of ire to displaced revolutionaries]].
17th Oct '16 2:26:07 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has Glove World, perhaps an obtuse reference to [[WhiteGloves Mickey Mouse's gloves]]. One episode revolves around [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick trying to work up the nerve to go to the newest roller coaster, the Fiery Fist O'Pain. Careful. [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption The last person that called that place obtuse got two months in the hole.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has Glove World, perhaps an obtuse reference to [[WhiteGloves Mickey Mouse's gloves]]. One episode revolves around [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick trying to work up the nerve to go to the newest roller coaster, the Fiery Fist O'Pain. Careful. [[Film/TheShawshankRedemption The last person that called that place obtuse got two months in the hole.]]
5th Oct '16 4:03:06 PM MrNickelodeon
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There is in fact a reasonable explanation for all of this -- theme parks are ''notoriously'' expensive to keep running (as evidenced by the large number of parks that have been shut down over the years) and merchandise sales are always the parks' #1 source of revenue, far more so than ticket sales. Therefore, it's vital for a theme park to entice its guests to buy the merchandise it's selling, as it will ensure that the park has a future. This trope is merely just the result of such a thing going ''way'' too overboard.

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There is in fact a reasonable explanation for all some of this -- theme parks are ''notoriously'' expensive to keep running (as evidenced by the large number of parks that have been shut down over the years) and merchandise sales are always the parks' #1 source of revenue, far more so than ticket sales. Therefore, it's vital for a theme park to entice its guests to buy the merchandise it's selling, as it will ensure that the park has a future. This trope is merely just the result of such a thing going ''way'' too overboard.
5th Oct '16 4:00:37 PM MrNickelodeon
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There is in fact a reasonable explanation for all of this -- theme parks are ''notoriously'' expensive to keep running (as evidenced by the large number of parks that have been shut down over the years) and merchandise sales are always the parks' #1 source of revenue, far more so than ticket sales. Therefore, it's vital for a theme park to entice its guests to buy the merchandise it's selling, as it will ensure that the park has a future. This trope is merely just the result of such a thing going ''way'' too overboard.
5th Oct '16 3:44:06 PM MrNickelodeon
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** Bizarre RealLife example: In Disney's Animal Kingdom park, there is a small area within the "Dinoland U. S. A." section of the park. And it is essentially the Souvenir Land version of Animal Kingdom. The ride Primeval Whirl is a parody of Dinosaur, the other thrill ride in that subsection of the park, and Triceratops Spin takes on Dumbo. Who says Disney doesn't have a sense of humor?
** ''Ride/JungleCruise'' is a parody of ''itself''. Well, more accurately, the modern ''Jungle Cruise'' is [[TakeThatMe a parody of the original ''Jungle Cruise'']] -- while the ride was originally played straight (Walt Disney didn't want to deal with all the complexities real animals would cause in a small area of a park, so he went with robotic ones), the current version is basically one big comedy routine having fun at the scenery's expense, especially in light of guests being able to ride among actual animals over at the aforementioned Animal Kingdom. Sample lines:

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** Bizarre RealLife example: In Disney's Animal Kingdom park, there is a small area within the "Dinoland U. S. A." section of the park. And it is essentially the Souvenir Land version of Animal Kingdom. The ride Primeval Whirl ''Primeval Whirl'' is a parody of Dinosaur, ''Dinosaur'', the other thrill ride in that subsection of the park, and Triceratops Spin ''Triceratops Spin'' takes on Dumbo.''Dumbo''. Who says Disney doesn't have a sense of humor?
** ''Ride/JungleCruise'' is a parody of ''itself''. Well, more accurately, the modern ''Jungle Cruise'' is [[TakeThatMe [[SelfDeprecation a parody of the original ''Jungle Cruise'']] original]] ''[[SelfDeprecation Jungle Cruise]]'' -- while the ride was originally played straight (Walt Disney didn't want to deal with all the complexities real animals would cause in a small area of a park, so he went with robotic ones), the current version is basically one big comedy routine having fun at the scenery's expense, especially in light of guests being able to ride among actual animals over at the aforementioned Animal Kingdom. Sample lines:



"Parents, don't forget your children. Forgotten children will be taught to sing and have their feet glued to the floor of '[[AndIMustScream ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld]]'."\\

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"Parents, don't forget your children. Forgotten children [[AndIMustScream will be taught to sing and have their feet glued to the floor of '[[AndIMustScream ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld]]'.of]] ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld''."\\



** Some of the more recent Disney theme parks, Disney's California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, have been accused of this due to opening with a limited number of attractions (the first had a lot of off-the-shelf carnival-style rides and clones of shows and rides from the Florida Disney World complex, and many Disney park signatures like ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and ''Splash Mountain'' haven't yet made it to Hong Kong) but a full contingent of shops and restaurants -- i.e., you pay to get in, and then there's not much to do that doesn't require more money.

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** Some of the more recent Disney theme parks, Disney's Disney California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, have been accused of this due to opening with a limited number of attractions (the first had a lot of off-the-shelf carnival-style rides and clones of shows and rides from the Florida Disney World complex, and many Disney park signatures like ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and ''Splash Mountain'' haven't yet made it to Hong Kong) but a full contingent of shops and restaurants -- i.e., you pay to get in, and then there's not much to do that doesn't require more money.
5th Oct '16 3:37:11 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 (Ride/SpaceMountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster) or by theming (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 (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 "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.

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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 (Ride/SpaceMountain, Rock 'n Roller Coaster) or by theming (Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Expedition Everest etc.). Six Flags Ride/SixFlags 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 (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 Ride/JungleCruise is frequently parodied. Oddly, the inevitable "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.
5th Oct '16 3:35:59 PM MrNickelodeon
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** Jungle Cruise is a parody of ''itself''. Well, more accurately, the modern Jungle Cruise is [[TakeThatMe a parody of the original Jungle Cruise]] -- while the ride was originally played straight (Walt Disney didn't want to deal with all the complexities real animals would cause in a small area of a park, so he went with robotic ones), the current version is basically one big comedy routine having fun at the scenery's expense, especially in light of guests being able to ride among actual animals over at the aforementioned Animal Kingdom. Sample lines:

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** Jungle Cruise ''Ride/JungleCruise'' is a parody of ''itself''. Well, more accurately, the modern Jungle Cruise ''Jungle Cruise'' is [[TakeThatMe a parody of the original Jungle Cruise]] ''Jungle Cruise'']] -- while the ride was originally played straight (Walt Disney didn't want to deal with all the complexities real animals would cause in a small area of a park, so he went with robotic ones), the current version is basically one big comedy routine having fun at the scenery's expense, especially in light of guests being able to ride among actual animals over at the aforementioned Animal Kingdom. Sample lines:



"Parents, don't forget your children. Forgotten children will be taught to sing and have their feet glued to the floor of '[[AndIMustScream It's A Small World]]'."\\

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"Parents, don't forget your children. Forgotten children will be taught to sing and have their feet glued to the floor of '[[AndIMustScream It's A Small World]]'.''Ride/ItsASmallWorld]]'."\\



** Some of the more recent Disney theme parks, Disney's California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, have been accused of this due to opening with a limited number of attractions (the first had a lot of off-the-shelf carnival-style rides and clones of shows and rides from the Florida Disney World complex, and many Disney park signatures like ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', ''Haunted Mansion'' and ''Splash Mountain'' haven't yet made it to Hong Kong) but a full contingent of shops and restaurants -- i.e., you pay to get in, and then there's not much to do that doesn't require more money.

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** Some of the more recent Disney theme parks, Disney's California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, have been accused of this due to opening with a limited number of attractions (the first had a lot of off-the-shelf carnival-style rides and clones of shows and rides from the Florida Disney World complex, and many Disney park signatures like ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', ''Haunted Mansion'' ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and ''Splash Mountain'' haven't yet made it to Hong Kong) but a full contingent of shops and restaurants -- i.e., you pay to get in, and then there's not much to do that doesn't require more money.



* Warner Brothers Movie World in Australia, is just a minor step up from being this.

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* Warner Brothers Bros. Movie World in Australia, is just a minor step up from being this.
5th Oct '16 3:31:30 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Krustyland from ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Ride/UniversalStudios is a poorly-put together theme park designed to shake as much money out of its customers' pockets as possible.

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* In some of the Ride/UniversalStudios attractions:
** The queue line for ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' advertises a place called "Dulocland", which is shown to be a money-grubbing Disneyland parody. In particular, one of its marketed attractions is "Fairy Tale Adventure" - an experience that's said to consist of "74 gift shops and 1 ride".
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Krustyland from ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Ride/UniversalStudios is a poorly-put together theme park designed to shake as much money out of its customers' pockets as possible.
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.
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