Inside the Mall of America
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Inside the Mall of America

The Last Indoor Theme Park I Visited Was Camp Snoopy

I don't like indoor theme parks. I don't feel safe in them, and I worry about being trapped inside one with all of the other guests as all hell breaks loose. I would not make it out alive.
Camp Snoopy was the name of the theme park that existed inside the Mall of America in Minnesota. (Today I think the park has been totally re-branded as some Nickelodeon themed thing). Camp Snoopy was a major destination, as during the winter in Minnesota it got so cold you really couldn't do much outside.
Going back to my previous statement about being locked inside the indoor park and having to fight my way out, I am aware this "fantasy" is not Camp Snoopy's fault. It's my fault.
Every year when my cousins from Japan visited, we would take them to Camp Snoopy. This was a clever way to help them get over jet lag and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't hilarious.
The ongoing joke became some variation of "your cousins were on the 15 hour plane ride, but you're the one that needs the air sickness medicine". This was because it was very easy to make me throw up. At first my family was worried, but soon they were taking bets on where and when I would throw up. Really supportive family.
Overall, I think I have a better feeling about these visits looking back on them decades later. I don't really want to see what Camp Snoopy was replaced by. Not really worth the trip.
A simpler time.
A simpler time.
The kite eating tree was my favorite ride for sure.
The kite eating tree was my favorite ride for sure.
“Today the park has been totally re-branded”
The Peanuts theme was fitting, as Charles Schultz was from Minnesota.
The Peanuts theme was fitting, as Charles Schultz was from Minnesota.
This was a bounce house.
This was a bounce house.
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