How sad is this? My son, 8, just brought me up a little Lego character that reminded me of the McDonald's Hamburglar.
This was our conversation.
Me: Oh how cute it looks like the Hamburgler.
Son: What? What did you just say? I don't understand what you are saying.
Me: The Hamburgler. You know from McDonalds?
Son: Huh? What is that?
Me: One of the McDonalds characters like Mayor Cheeseburger, and Grimace.
I proceed to pull up a picture of the Hamburgler on Google, and he's still clueless. OMG!!! He's never seen these characters I grew up with. I use to love to go to McDonalds when I was little and play on the metal playscapes they had.
Do you remember the Mayor Cheeseburger tower? I loved climbing in this metal wonderland. There is an opening at the base of the tube with a ladder that leads up to the cheeseburger jail, where you could crawl around in a circle, or you could continue to climb up to the holes in the hat and look out. Do you recall I said this was metal? So this was the most fun in the summer when it was super hot, and you got to cook yourself while paying inside. Ah, what memories. :-)
Then you have the whiplashing fun of riding a Fry Guy or Filet o'fish.
Then there were the lovely, burn your butt, and back of thighs, in the heat of a desert summer, slides.
This one (below) holds a close place in my heart, not as much fun as the Mayor Cheeseburger tower, but I'm reminded of it on a daily basis....seriously. I've been scared. Literally. Now I'm not sure if this is the exact model, but it was the same set up; slide and stairs side by side. I was a kid, and doing things I wasn't suppose to like climbing over and jumping off the back of the playscape, then proceeded to crawl underneath and I hit my head on a metal corner underneath the slide.....and started bleeding. Nope, no stitches necessary, but I have a lovely little scar, reminder of it on my head a few inches up from my forehead. Ah the nostalgia of it all.
Do any of you have fond memories of the McDonald's playgrounds from way back when?