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Amusement Park Spoons

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:48 pm
by Paul Drabek
We got an interesting gift the other day. Carrie's parents dropped off a box of her Great Grandmother's collectable spoons. Carrie had a bit of a collection going and really enjoyed her Great Grandmothers collection when she was a kid. So the spoons were passed down to her.

In the box there were many interesting ones...states, Presidents, towns...and then a Six Flags Over Mid America spoon appeared.
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It was interesting with the whole Thunderbird Native American motif for this.
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We found a rusty old Mariott's Great America spoon.
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Obviously this spoon is not made of silver.
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Then there were a couple of Sea World spoons.
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I'm not sure if these were from Tampa Bay or Orlando because we have other nearby parks to both like...

...Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
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...and in the California area there is a spoon from Knott's Berry Farm...
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...and a very famous Southern California park you might have heard of called Disneyland.
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Then there were a few other ones like Cypress Gardens.
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Then there is the Miami Seaquarium which is where Flipper resided.
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There is a spoon from something near an amusement park...well across the street from one...the Astrodome.
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And to round it all off is a spoon from something that was one of the worlds first themed attractions. It was where the Ferris Wheel was born. Walt Disney's father helped build and the tales of a magical "white city" around a lake inspired his son later in life. This spoon was from the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1983.
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With all of these spoons from all around it seems like Great Grandma Motley really got around...or knew quite a few people who were willing to feed her spoon collection.

Have Fun!


Re: Amusement Park Spoons

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 pm
by Vonni
Those are so cool! I recently inherited my favorite coffee cup from my grandmother. I always was fascinated with it growing up because it was literally a half a cup of coffee. The cup was cut in half lol! Well, I never looked at the back of it due to the "look, don't touch" rule. It was from Six Flags Over Mid America! I never knew. So it was all the more special!

Re: Amusement Park Spoons

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:36 am
by GeorgeRi
Some of those look incredible. Heck, most of them. Are you looking to restore them or something?

Re: Amusement Park Spoons

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:04 pm
by Paul Drabek
GeorgeRi wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:36 am
Some of those look incredible. Heck, most of them. Are you looking to restore them or something?
The ones that are all rusted no...there isn't much I can do with them. I'd like to get some tarnish remover on some of the silver ones...especially the Columbian Exposition one.