As long as there have been mascots for theme parks, there have been areas to meet those characters in the parks. Quite often those areas have featured special photo areas depicting where those characters "live".
|Added to the park in
1999 as a part of the new Looney Tunes Seaport children's area, Bugs Bunny's House was designed to look like
the earth of Bugs Bunny's excavated rabbit hole.
Atop the dirt-like mound children could catch a glimpse of Bugs Bunny's pink and yellow mailbox surrounded by oversized fiberglass daisies. Below this whimsical rooftop, kids could find the home of their favorite Wascally Wabbit, Bugs Bunny.
|The entrance to Bug's house was
an arched rabbit hole doorway flanked by two oversize ten foot carrots.
On the sides of the house, yellow framed windows featured cedar-shake
awnings supported by orange wood carrots. Yellow flowerboxes sat
just under the windowsills, perfect for planting carrot seeds.
Inside, the house was decorated with
a simple 2D plywood cutout decor featuring carrot themed designs
including a hat and coat rack and a cabinet fully stocked with carrot
A "real" pink locker offered kids a hands-on prop which made sounds when opened and closed. Over the years the locker was sealed shut, most likely to prevent children from getting their fingers caught in the swinging door. Years later the locker was removed in its entirety.
The side windows of Bug's House allowed children to look out onto the Looney Tunes Seaport neighborhood.
After many years the mailbox and flowers atop Bug's residence were removed after time and the elements took its toll on them. Before long many of the original details and features which attracted children to this hideaway disappeared. The house lost its appeal to many children who ventured into it and were quickly disappointed as it lacked anything to keep their interests.
During the spring of 2014, Bugs Bunny's House was removed from Looney Tunes Seaport and hauled off to a backstage storage area which was once home to Koala Canyon. Today, only the footprint outline of the house remains as a subtle reminder of the Bugs Bunny's House, a fun spot for children to dash into while visiting Looney Tunes Seaport.