Skeptic Theme Park Attractions!

My talented, skeptical mom just sent me a batch of drawings of attractions at the skeptical/science theme park!

Here they are, with brief descriptions. Enjoy!


No description needed. I think this one is my favorite! Note the lady saying, “No Vax!”

Plate Tectonic Bumper Cars

Mom’s description: “Small space with lots of friction means this ride is a real geology lesson~ ride moves a few inches every year! Just like real plate tectonics!”

I have to say, my idea of plate tectonic bumper cars involved cars shaped like Africa and Eurasia and such… perhaps I will have to make my own sketch, though I’m not as talented as my wonderful mom.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Roller Coaster

Mom’s description: “Do you feel lucky? Well do you? Take a thrilling ride on the Tacoma Narrows Roller Coaster!”

Randi’s (Not) Flying Pig!

Mom’s description: “Children experience the realities of life as they sit on the flying pig that will not fly. When someone wins the million dollar prize, maybe this pig WILL fly and the children will have fun.”

And, last but not least…

Darwin’s Banana Ride

Mom’s description: “If you are a monkey’s uncle or a monkey, you’ll enjoying riding the evolution express! Fundies favorite fruit or mankind’s greatest food creation, the banana is symbolic of the struggle between science and religion. The ride is slow, but hey, so is evolution. Everyone learns at a snail’s pace!”


Evelyn is a geologist, writer, traveler, and skeptic residing in Cape Town, South Africa with frequent trips back to the US for work. She has two adorable cats; enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking; and has a very large rock collection. You can follow her on twitter @GeoEvelyn. She also writes a geology blog called Georneys.

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  1. The Gish Gallop Batter Cage. This is where you come up quickly with counter arguments to the long list of fallacies often used by the woo meisters.

    (shouldn’t that be a ghost monkey in that banana?)

  2. Hmm… these skeptic rides (well, except for Whack-a-Woo and the Tacoma Rollercoaster) are sort of not fun… I think I’ll coax my mom to draw some more FUN skeptic rides… we want people to know skepticism is FUN!

    Homeopathic beer = not fun

    I will ponder this and perhaps submit a part 2…

  3. @quarksparrow: “Take a spin on the Detox Centrifuge, and feel your non-specific health complaints vanish! Get your photo taken on the set of the Apollo moon landing! Grab some refreshments at the Homeopathic beer tent! (No ID required.)”

    COTW – These are brilliant!

  4. What about the clairvoyant shooting gallery? You don’t know which box has the prize in it, but if you can hit the right one more often than chance alone, the prize is yours.

    Also, “moving goalpost soccer”.

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