Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mr. Rogers Theme Park

Everyone remembers the kindly Mister Rogers and his imaginative television show.

Not everyone knows, however, that there was once a Mister Rogers theme park ride. Located at the Idlewild theme park in Pennsylvania, the attraction was a trolley ride through the "Land of Make Believe".

Sure, it sounds like a fun attraction, until you see the life size puppet animatronics that didn't quite look as good as they might have in the mind of the designers.

Even creepier was the Lady Elaine Fairchild animatronic. Sweet dreams, kids!

The ride was closed after a 25 year run and replaced with a new attraction based on Mister Rogers' Daniel the Tiger character.