Australian Left Review

Article Title

Too much fun


Gay Hawkins


Theme parks are a relatively recent addition to the leisure industry in Australia. While most of us have heard of them, there have been few Australian equivalents to Disneyland until the last few years. Who cares? You may well ask. Who needs roller coasters, Yogi Bear lookalikes, and mock pirate fights? Well, several American corporations and local investors think that we do, and since the early 'eighties, a spate of theme parks bas ·sprung up, supposedly offering us poor deprived Australians new forms of pleasure



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