Dickens World Theme Park

Credit: Immo Klink for The New York Times

After class today I noticed this New York Times article on a Dickens theme park in London. It supposed to be gruesome and gritty like the industrial cities he wrote about. Not quite the sanitized Disney effect we tend to associate with theme parks — or is it? The staff work in character, and it features modern fast food amenities like Pizza Hut as well.

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