This actually happened a few months ago, but I keep forgetting to comment on it. The Totally Toddler gift shop located in the High Sierra Territory section of Six Flags Magic Mountain, just outside of Bugs Bunny World, was renamed for the 2012 season. The new name is Suit Your Hero.
Renaming a gift shop isn’t anything new, but there’s usually an obvious reason for it. A re-theme of the area the store is located in or a change in the type of merchandise sold are common reasons to change a store name. However, I can’t figure out why this particular change was made, as the new name seems out of place to me. Here is a picture of the store with the old sign still in place:
Notice how the style and colors of the sign all blend in seamlessly with the store itself, and the giant Tweety Bird up top goes nicely with the Tweety Bird in the cage? It’s very cute and the name implies that it sells stuff for children. Now compare that with what the new sign looks like:
The style and colors of the new sign do not match anything on the building at all. It’s a big rectangular sign that looks like it was created by someone who never even looked at the building it was going on and then just nailed it over the top of the old sign. It’s also obviously promoting super hero stuff for kids, but why here? This area of the park is heavy on the Looney Tunes theme for the little kids. The closest super hero ride is in DC Universe, quite a ways away. Is it just me? Does this make sense to anyone else?