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A story in three dimensions : theme parks as inhabitable story spaces and selected artwork and text from Verne's Journey Salazar, Luiza da Costa Laborne


This hybrid thesis is a companion to the Pitch Bible for my creative project, ‘dark ride’, a narrative theme park attraction titled Verne’s Journey. Here I discuss the history and theories on themed narrative attractions, specifically with a focus on the role of narrative themes. I review audience engagement with these spaces, especially their participation in playful behaviours and interactions, and their acceptance of the imaginative nature of these rides as brief realities where they may go as far as to dress up and inhabit story spaces they have previously consumed in literature and/or other media.

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