WE WANT MORE STUFFED PEOPLE!
Ya know, thinking about the lack of monkey at Disneyland the other day, I began to think about some of the other old-tymee goodness that has been cleansed from the theme park experience....STUFFED PEOPLE!
Just Imagine the sawdust these three would kick up!
Both Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland featured stuffed people throughout the park. Remember the Burning Settler's Cabin arrow victim or the Main Street squatters?
A rare snap-shot from the quickly removed, Disneyland Main Street
Bates Motel Attraction.
Be afraid little girl, be very afraid....
Why Disneyland and Knotts competed in this rather strange fringe of the display arts, I don't know. Must be an Orange County thing.This was quality entertainment folks!
And we're not talkin' animatronics...No, sir!
We're talkin' stuffed skins over bamboo and balsa wood armatures!
Would you park your naive stuffed men with these two shifty lookin' kids?
What I do know, is that you and I (and our $60+ clams to get into the parks) are not worthy of this rare and lost art form.
Now that these residents of the parks and the Movieland Wax Museum are gone, the closest thing we have to stuffed people are the middle management in most of our corporate entertainment companies...