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Tango0111 Jul 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

…danger is real.

"Summer is close to its halfway point, which if you're responsible in any way for a school-aged child, means you've probably spent at least one hot, sticky afternoon waiting in interminable lines and wincing at the price of Dippin' Dots already this year. (The goths, meanwhile, have been banished from Disneyland and sent back to the malls from whence they came.) But while the most dangerous thing about most theme parks is the damage they do to your wallet, the idea of an amusement park where the danger is real has become a surprisingly enduring trope in fiction over the past few decades.

That's opposed to the older trope of the evil circus, which has faded from fiction along with the decline of traveling carnivals in real life. And, out of fairness to the proprietors, it should also be differentiated from otherwise harmless theme parks that have been overrun by some malignant outside forceŚlike, oh, say, vampires or gentleman murderers. These are parks where, whether out of hubris, madness, supernatural evil, or good old-fashioned neglect, the people who run them have created a literal death trap…"
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Covert Walrus11 Jul 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

Sounds like propaganda from the IT crowd . . . . You know,the "indoor children" :)

Tango0112 Jul 2018 10:24 a.m. PST



Mutant Q12 Jul 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

For a real hoot, look up a podcast called "Citation Needed." Last year they did an episode on the infamously deadly Action Park in New Jersey.

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