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These Ads for Playland Show Fun Combined with Fear

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: pne & adeevee
There are two types of people who visit Playland: those who go on roller coasters and those who stick to the kiddie rides—you're either the kind of person who finds roller coasters fun, or terrifying. However, as these Playland Amusement Park ads point out, its rides are all about "Fear made fun."

This is represented quite well visually by splitting ads in half, showing really unpleasant things on one side, such as going to the dentist, getting a hug from a snake or being held hostage. On the other sides of the ads, people are riding roller coasters, but both seem to draw the same kinds of screams out of people. The ads by Vancouver's Rethink agency are simple but powerful ways to show just how much fun voluntarily getting in line to have screams pulled out of you can be. Stats for Terrifying Fun Ads Trending: This Quarter & Buzzing
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