This piece explores the impact of the coronavirus in 2020 on theme park spaces and their fans. It outlines the ways that fans maintained connections to favourite physical sites, even when they were unable to visit these places. It also considers the debates surrounding the reopening of themed spaces, and how these mapped onto pre-existing political allegiances and highlighted divisions surrounding civil liberties and the concept of freedom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPandemic Media: Preliminary Notes Toward an Inventory
EditorsPhilipp Dominik Keidl, Laliv Melamed, Vinzenz Hediger
PublisherMeson Press
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-95796-009-2 (
ISBN (Print)978-3-95796-008-5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020

    Research areas

  • theme parks, pandemic, COVID19

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