All of the buildings -- a general store, police station, post office, jail, beauty parlor, houses -- are barren, except for a few sturdy concrete items. They're painted in garish colors with Kelly Moore paints. The sparse vegetation makes this Bedrock seem like an encampment of global holocaust survivors, or one of those ghost towns built by the military to test the effectiveness of atomic bombs.
They actually have a goat in the Goatasaursus Pen - we looked in and he was just laying there chewing.
|Bedrock City Jail (they have Jim)|
|Hello - Hello -- Who's There?|
|Jim with Dental Assistant|
For all of its eerie emptiness, this Bedrock is far from extinct. A Fredmobile tram loops in a circle and through Mt. St. Wilma (a volcano). The Bedrock Theater plays Flintstones cartoons with the audio broadcast over loudspeakers. We walked in the theater but it was wet as the roof was leaking and the floor was covered in water, so we did not stay to watch the cartoons.
|Driving a Bedrock car|
|Fred & Wilma's House|
|Barney & Betty's House|
|Barber Shop & Beauty Salon|
The snack bar has more selections than at the park in South Dakota, including Fred favorites such as Chickasaurus Dinner, a Fishasaurus sandwich, and Gravelberry Pie. The Arizona Bedrock is licensed for merchandising by Hanna-Barbera, and although that confers benefits -- such as some stylish new fiberglass statues of the principal Flintstones characters -- it has drawbacks as well.
|Fred's Diner -- outdoor seating|