Tuesday, April 13, 2010
He just might have a better uniform than Mickey.
Many vintage parks have mascots, cartoon characters that kids can identify with and that help with the branding of the park. Mickey Mouse may be the most famous mascot of all, but other parks have other mascots and/or cartoon themes that run rampant through their grounds, like Snoopy and the Peanuts gang at Knott's Berry Farm or Warner Brothers characters at the Six Flags parks.
Conneaut Lake Park is home to Connie. Connie Otter. Say it fast and you'll get that it's a sound-alike for the name of the park. Connie isn't flashy, but he's dapper, friendly, and a super goodwill ambassador, especially in the kiddie park portion of Conneaut.
Ben and I had to peep our heads through the cutouts and go for the photo op. We do this at every park that has such cutouts. It's our way.