Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's up with the octopus?

One of the myriad reasons I just adore vintage parks are the quirky, out-of-the-ordinary, hidden-in-the-back oddities I often find. Case in point, Mr. Octopus. This ancient cephalopod can be found afloat on the tranquil lake at Darien Lake Park, a funky little sentry, guarding the fishes.

If you have some background info on this peculiar little dude, please elucidate me. Also, let me know what other vintage park oddities you know of and I may post them on my blog.


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  2. This was on top of the raft kiddie ride that Darien Lake had back when the kiddie land was called "Popeye's Seaport". The ride was called "Sea Hag Island"