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You wouldn't believe the natural processes responsible for that thing's shape.

Tails: Speed Highway was literally built with taxpayer dollars!
Sonic: Yeah, and they used the money to build loop-de-loops on the road. Which, granted, cool as hell for me… but man, morning commutes must be hell for everyone else!

A type of landscape featuring natural formations that are the functional equivalents of theme park rides: Waterfalls, mountain torrents, glaciers or icebergs double as water slides, plot-sensitive erosion has created rock or snow formations that act as rollercoaster tracks or bobsled runs, complete with Ramp Jumps, giant water lilies serve as trampolines or at least provide a fun and bouncy way to cross a stretch of water, hanging vines can be used as ropeways, swings, for bungee-jumping or Tarzan-style transportation and so on...

Alternatively, the setting can be industrial or urban, as long as the environment invites misuse as a carnival ride. This can be both Benevolent Architecture or Malevolent Architecture, depending on your viewpoint and if you liked the "ride" or intended to take it in the first place.

Related to Artistic License – Botany, Skate Heaven Is a Place on Earth. Rollercoaster Mine, Ramp-rovisation and Lily-Pad Platform are subtropes. No relation of Theme Park Version.


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     Films - Animated 
  • Perhaps most Egregiously, in Ice Age: The Meltdown there's actually a freestanding ice formation shaped like (and used as) a water slide complete with water mysteriously flowing from its highest point.
  • In Disney's Tarzan the winding, moss-covered branches become a sort of jungle skate park for the Ape Man to do some sick moves. (The filmmakers called it "tree-surfing")

     Films - Live-Action 

    Video Games 
  • Everybody Edits Flash: The cave is filled with tunnels that push the player's character along in every direction, helped by a large amount of Gravity Screw.
  • Rigs of Rods: Typical for many maps, especially those of the proving grounds/test area kind. But then again, they're purpose-built.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Almost any level from the Genesis era titles; particularly the Green Hill Zone with its rolling hills, spirals, and loops.
    • On any console, really. Sonic Adventure 2 even has a highway with loops and jumps.
    • Speed Highway from Sonic Adventure, which does the same. It makes one wonder how normal, everyday people in the Sonic Universe go about their day-to-day lives, especially when they're trying to get to work...
    • Sonic Colors takes this to literal extremes with giant amusement park levels, such as Planet Wisp, which is one in progress.

    Western Animation 
  • Several Wile E. Coyote cartoons feature this type of landscape, most notably when the gag involves a falling boulder or rocket skates.
  • The chute system in the Avatar: The Last Airbender city of Omashu counts, since it's sorta like a giant slide and rollercoaster all in one. It was even shown that Aang and Bumi used to play on them when they were kids.
  • Duckman: The underground cavern in "The Road to Dendron" features a water passage which Duckman, Cornfed, and Ajax use to escape, though in a subversion, the Fakir laments: "Why did I put in that water slide?! After them!"
  • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero: The architecture of the carnival-themed Chuckle City includes a lot of roller-coaster ramps and trapezes that people can use for Ramp-rovisation.