Friday, October 29, 2010

Hanna-Barbera Land

In September 1985 I spent my 3rd birthday at Hanna-Barbera Land.  I think it's pretty safe to say that no one reading this ever had a chance to visit.  Im sure that most Houstonians don't even remember it, probably because it was only open from 84-85.

Im not going to pretend that I remember everything that happened on my third birthday but I do remember the riding this mini train.


Look at this lady killer


Hanna-Barbera Land only had a few attractions which probably explains why it only made it one year, but here's some of the my party guest were able to experience:

A Carousel, Scooby's Ghost Coaster ( I wish I had pictures of that!), Silly Sitx Jungle Jim, Bumper Boats, Water Body Slides, Puppet Show, Papa Smurf's Forest Restaurant, and a band that played Hanna Barbera theme songs! (Thanks Wikipedia)

This is part one of three posts I have of "Birthday Party 85" pictures.  I have too many pictures for one post so this one is a little bleak but do not worry my friends next week you will get to see some shots of the Hanna-Barbera character carousel!



6 comments:

  1. This is awesome. In Virginia, they have Kings Dominion, and I remember seeing Yogi Bear there as a kid. Apparently, they had a place called "The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera."

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  2. Do you guys have bootleg Jelly Stone camp sites? I know we used to have one here.

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  3. I remember there being some sort of Hanna-Barbera section in Canada's Wonderland in the late '80's-early '90's.

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  4. I have pictures of me as a kid there dancing on stage...

    come september...im going back...

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  5. I worked at Hanna Barbera Land in Houston, in fact, I was the PR person who helped open the park . . . It was a beautiful facility, and for two seasons it was a "Happy Place for Family Fun!"

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  6. I worked there too. I ran Shaggy's Diner, the lemonade stand, and the slushy stand. It was a great place to work...lots of great people, good friends, and good times!

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