Does anyone remember Bloop & Bleep from Magic Mountain? I'm showing my age here, but these were troll mascots of the amusement park way before Six Flags bought it and took over with Looney Tones. I was just on Facebook and was replying to a friend who was asking what my favorite things were of the 1960s and 1970s. One of her friends and I got talking. He mentioned being at Magic Mountain on opening day. Whoa! Talk about a small world. I was there on opening day also.
I grew up in Ojai, which is only 45 minutes away from Valencia where Magic Mountain is. We went there often as kids. It's too riddled with gangs now, so it's not a place I'd visit if I were to go back. The last time I went was on Homeschool Family Day when they shut the park down to the general public. That was fun. The employees loved working that day. I remember one guy telling me how nice everyone was. It's too bad the park has gotten such a bad reputation over the years from fights and gang problems.
Bloop and Bleep were troll mascots in the park. There was a baby troll called Blip, another called The Wizard, and King Troll. It's funny how I remember them so vividly. When I look online, very little information comes up. I had this patch below. I also had stuffed dolls of Bloop and Bleep that looked just like the one on this patch. They looked different in real life. There's more information here on the troll mascots, if you want to take a look at it. I even had that pin that's pictured on the link. I loved them, but they were short-lived. Looney Tunes took over in 1985. I wish I still had my dolls.
Wow -- talk about a trip down Memory Lane!