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Monday, April 5, 2010
The Monster Plantation/The Monster Mansion Part 5
Because there are monsters everywhere, it is difficult to see every character during the boat ride (so you might see something new every time).
A big green monster boy named Filly uses his long tongue to steal a lick from a smaller character's ice cream cone. I don't have a picture of Filly, but you can see part of Pookie, the cute yellow monster holding the ice cream, in the first picture.
There are also two cheerleader girl monsters. For The Monster Mansion, these gals got a bit of a makeover, losing the fur on their faces (I don't have a photo of the updated versions).
Up next is a little biker dude named Otto, who is giving a hefty lady named Dumpling a lift on his chopper with the help of a push from a monster named Fritz.
Across the water, there's a pie-eating contest going on, and a crazy guy named Bernoggle has quite a mouthful! New for The Monster Mansion is a yummy pie fragrance for this scene (which is wonderful!).
A flasher monster opens up his fur to show off his "Monster Power" shirt. I don't have a photo of him. Go do a Google search and I'm sure you'll find a picture. Ha ha!
On The Monster Plantation, the next character seen is a tennis player named Thurston Dinwiddie III. For The Monster Mansion, this character became a gardener. He waters his plants, so if you are riding on the right hand side of the boat, you will get sprayed with water!
The graveyard is just ahead, and there are two old drunk monsters laughing and singing among the tombstones. People grieve in different ways.
As a young child, I wanted to get off the ride at this point. I had read about what happens next in my National Geographic World Magazine for kids. On my first ride in 1983, I begged my Dad to drive the boat and make sure we stayed away from the Marsh. Of course, you have no control of the boat, so you have no choice where you go.
Um, wouldn't it be cool if you could choose different paths on a ride? I guess it would be too expensive to do something like that. Oh, well!