April 21, 2006

Field Trip Foto Friday: Magic Time Machine

Mommy and Morgan in the "Elvis Booth" on Mommy's Birthday

It's been a while since we did Field Trip Foto Friday, so I thought I would post one from our Field Trip list for 2003-4. You can view other field trip Fotos from our collection by searching our archives in the Blogger box up on the left hand side of the screen, or in the Technorati Search box in my lower left-hand "sidebar" column. Just type in "Foto" and see what comes up. I'm planning to go through as many of the 2003-4 field trips as I can find a presentable "Foto" for.

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This isn't as educational as most of my other field trips, but my kids really enjoyed this restaurant. The Magic Time Machine we went to is in Addison, Texas. First time visitors are in for a real treat (but make sure you scope out where the bathroom is before you sit down). The restaurant is huge and sectioned into tables with themes: the "Spanish Hide-A-Way", the "Jail Cell", the "Mine Shaft", a crayon encased table, an Elvis table, a jungle hut, and many more! The salad bar is served out of a MG Roadster... and best of all, the waitresses and waiters are all in costume - such as... "Catwoman", "Batman", "Robin Hood", "Shaggy", "Peter Pan", "Cinderella" and the like.

Aside from a few nasty menu names (I would suggest you order for your kids that can read), the restaurant is mostly family friendly (yet rather pricey). My children's favorite thing on the menu are their wonderful smoking drinks (dry ice, maybe?). I think the one they got was called "Ugly Potion" and it was an awful boogary green-ish grey color. They have an assortment of interesting smoking drink "potions" for you to try. We also enjoyed balloons and watching everyone's waiters make them laugh. My son needed desperately to use the restroom in the middle of our visit and Robin Hood escorted him to the restroom (with Daddy following close behind). The waiter mercilessly yelled out at the top of his voice, "MAKE WAY! THIS CHAP HAS TO PEE!!!!" in a superb British Accent. Kaden was mortified. He asked his Daddy, "Does he HAVE to say it that loud???" Kevin told me that once; he went there as a teenager and someone took him around the restaurant with a whistle yelling "Potty Patrol!!!"

Over the years the characters and food may have changed... and a few more interesting cubby-holes may have crept up to dine in... but the fun spirit of the place has remained all these years (since the 1970's). Who says you can't be a kid even when you are grown up? Hopefully the Magic Time Machine will stay in business many, many more years to entertain and amuse.

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

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Sprittibee said...

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