LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Universal Studios has announced the opening of their newest theme park, "Nifty 50's Land" just in time for the upcoming spring and summer breaks.
According to spokeswoman, Muffy St. Hubbins, "Nifty 50's Land is all about nostalgia for those gentler times of the 1950's, when people still talked to their neighbors, sat on their front porches, walked down to the local soda shop for a malt, and wore poodle skirts, saddle shoes, bobby socks, varsity jackets, penny loafers and flat tops."
Sets where iconic 50's programs like, "Leave it to Beaver", "Father Knows Best", "The Donna Reed Show" and "I Love Lucy" were filmed, have been recreated and repurposed as part of a 1950's town, including Main Street, where visitors can eat at diners and malt shops, stay overnight in bedrooms where favorite characters like Beaver and Wally, or Betty and Kathy slept, or just enjoy pastimes common in the 50's like drive-in theaters, bowling alleys, pin-ball arcades, and miniature golf courses.
"Of course," explained St. Hubbins, "we expect the Lucy sets to garner the most interest and, in addition to the apartment building, we're featuring the set where Lucy and Ethel made the chocolates. People can sit down and try their hand at conveyer belt candy making. We are also showcasing Ricky's night club, where we will have a Latin music band for entertainment."
When asked how visitors will get around the theme park, St. Hubbins explained, "Visitors can rent classic 50's cars for the time they are there, or ride wide tire bikes to get around. We'll also have 1950's school buses, taxis, and motorcycles for transporting visitors."
It is reported that "Happy Days" actors, Ron Howard, Harry Winkler, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Danny Most, and Erin Moran will visit the theme park sometime this summer, dressed in their 50's garb. The entrance fee is currently $150 for adults and $100 for children.