Imaginative Illustrations from Pop Culture’s Fake Theme Parks


From Disneyland to Universal Studios to Six Flags, movies have inspired theme parks and attractions around the world – but that equation works the other direction as well, with fictional theme parks working their way into some of our most beloved movies. And now, our friends at Gallery1988 have enlisted their stable of artists to pay tribute to those parks, as seen in entertainments from National Lampoon’s Vacation to Westworld, for their new exhibit “Fake Theme Parks.” It runs until January 27 at their gallery in Los Angeles, but if you can’t see it in person, no worries; we’ve picked out some of our favorite illustrations from this thrill ride of a show.

“Krustyland has a new ride” by Jesse Riggle

“America’s Favorite Family Fun Park!” by Dave Pryor

“Westworld” by Anthony Vukojevich

“Pleasure Island” by Nemons

“Take the Plunge!” by Damon O’Keefe

“Stick, Stick Stupid!” by Doug LaRocca

“We’re going to Itchy and Scratchy Land!” by Erin Hunting

“The Wizard & The Wish” by Sergio Barrale

“In the Kitchen” by James Gilleard

“Arctic World” by Blain Hefner

“Fake Theme Parks” is on display through January 27 at Gallery1988, located at 7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.