This Abandoned Flintstones Theme Park in Arizona Is Filled With Some Mindboggling Creepy Nostalgia
When we first heard Fred Flintstone go Yabba Dabba Doo on the first show in 1966, it took the world by storm. Children and adults alike went crazy over this prehistoric themed animated series about the quarry manager Fred Flintstone unhappy with his job and his lovable family. America was so enamored with the character that soon several theme parks about the Stone Age city bedrock sprung up all over the country. Unfortunately though, almost all closed down except one in the middle of the Arizona desert. It is known as the bedrock ghost town.
1Isolated bedrock ghost town in the middle of the desert
Bedrock city in Arizona is an abandoned Flintstones theme park which surprisingly has still retained its bedrock type houses and cartoon figurers although no one really goes there. It is used as a stopover ground for RV’s and campers on their way to the Grand Canyon. Bedrock city is opened throughout the year but is devoid of visitors except the campers and few tourists. Although highly nostalgic, there is a creepiness that makes it appear a ghost town.
2Soundtrack still plays every day
The soundtrack of the cartoon theme song is still played over loudspeakers and echoes over the dilapidated houses of bedrocks crazy residents. It looks as if it was a nuclear test site insight. The park was built over 40 years ago in 1972 when the Roadside 66 attraction was the trend and craze.
3Employees were laid off
Over the years perhaps because of the location, the park s footfall began dwindling. Employees began being laid off and finally the atmosphere deteriorated till it became an uninhabited little theme town. The 20-acre property is now up for sale at a listing price of $20 million.
4Bedrock still conjures up nostalgia
Bedrock city though abandoned still conjures up nostalgia because of its houses of the most famous bedrock characters. Tourists can walk around the park into the brightly colored houses that look as if they have been made of stone.
5Complete buildings and houses
You can see Fred and Wilma’s house and you can even walk inside with no one doing anything about it. This is truly a chance of a lifetime for any nostalgic fan to be able to catch a glimpse of their favorite characters home.