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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yogi Bear in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Hanna Barbera characters used to be everywhere. They were on television, at the movies (sometimes), on toys, cereal boxes and books. I can even remember a Dino the dinosaur toy "egg vending machine" at the bowling alley!

The H-B crew could be found at amusement parks, too (Kings Island, Kings Dominion, CaroWinds, Great America, Marineland, Canada's Wonderland, Australia's Wonderland, and Universal Studios Florida (and probably others). Fred Flintstone and friends have been evicted from most of these parks, typically by Snoopy or Nickelodeon characters depending on the time and location.

However, if you really want to see Yogi Bear, you can visit Shipp's Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts all across the United States!



I've been to Chattanooga (yes, aboard a choo-choo!), but I've never been to Jellystone Park. I think the idea is pretty clever.

It looks like there's plenty to do near this location...





I do wonder if there is a Jellystone Park souvenir shop. Maybe they sell Pick-A-Nick Baskets with Yogi's face?

4 comments:

  1. You're talking about the Dino the dinosaur vending machine in Vestavia, right? My mom used to bowl when I was a kid, so I spent a lot of time in that bowling alley and fondly remember that vender machine. He spun around on a pole with music when you bought an egg, right?

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  2. Heya hitormiss---yes, that Vestavia bowling alley is the one that had the Flintstones vending machine. Good times! I can remember being there once when someone stopped by to replenish the plastic eggs. A quick Google search shows my memory was a bit fuzzy on this---the figure that spun around in the machine was actually Fred Flintstone. The eggs were supposed to be dinosaur eggs from Dino. Somehow.

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  3. I remember when I was a kid, there was a Jellystone Park campground site (not sure if it was "Shipp's") in Oak Glen, California and they had a giant hollow metal figure of Yogi out in front. Last time I was there the campground had been renamed and the Yogi figure had been removed. :(

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  4. That's sad, TokyoMagic! Poor Yogi!

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