Follow TV Tropes

Ask The Tropers

Go To

Have a question about how the TVTropes wiki works? No one knows this community better than the people in it, so ask away! Ask the Tropers is the page you come to when you have a question burning in your brain and the support pages didn't help. It's not for everything, though. For a list of all the resources for your questions, click here.

Ask the Tropers:

Trope Related Question:

Make Private (For security bugs or stuff only for moderators)

13th Aug, 2019 02:12:35 PM

A theme park is entertainment. A scary ride or some such isn't troping real life because it isn't real, just an interactive event meant to scare.

Edited by TheRoguePenguin
13th Aug, 2019 02:38:50 PM

What Penguin said. The rides, exhibits and shows at a theme park are creative works and can be troped.

It should be added, though, that scary things that just happen to happen at a theme park could fall under Real Life. For example if a ride is so scary it gives you nightmares, it's tropable Nightmare Fuel. But if there's a scary accident at a ride, it's Real Life and not tropable (the accident was presumably not intended by the ride designers, so it's not part of the creative work).

13th Aug, 2019 02:52:10 PM

In cases like this, as well as Toys, its hard to tell if its a real life example or a work.

13th Aug, 2019 03:04:59 PM

What about abandoned theme parks? Do those fall under the same rules?

13th Aug, 2019 03:06:05 PM

There's a cleanup thread for Nightmare Fuel so if there are any examples you think might be toeing the line between fictional and real-life, you could swing by and ask us for our opinion.

I do see a few theme park examples that seem to be about real accidents.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report