publication . Article . 2017

Terror park: A future theme park in 2100

Wright, Daniel;
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  • Published: 04 Nov 2017 Journal: Futures, volume 96, pages 1-22 (issn: 0016-3287, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract In the future, tourism and entertainment could be displayed as spectacles of horror, where consumers are offered and opportunity to revisit the tragedies of the past. Current displays of death where the past is exhibited and consumed as fun, scary and as entertainment productions are widespread. The movie industry provides horror to all ages, children can be exposed to the goulash past in various forms, such as the popular book series ‘Horrible Histories’. Theme parks, rides and roller-coaster often take a dark and scary approach to enticing consumers. Another popular and well established product (especially in western societies) are ‘fun factories’ (St...
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free text keywords: N830, Advertising, Tourism, Sociology, Entertainment, Theme park, Media studies, Spectacle, Social transformation, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Narrative, Film industry, business.industry, business
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