But, the souvenir the kids wanted the most was a low-tech blast from the past. A hot plastic molded toy...from the Mold-A-Rama machine!! And the 2018 molds that Lilly and Warren took home are exactly the same as the 1987 hot plastic souvenirs that Ross and Elliott got when they were little boys.
|There are 13 Mold-A-Rama machines still operating at the Brookfield Zoo.|
|When you put in your money ($3)...they heat up, and you can see the gauges moving...then, the mold closes, and the hot plastic is pumped in....within a minute, your souvenir animal is cut form the form and drops through the slot.|
|You have to be careful to hold it from the bottom while it's still hot.|
|The blue dolphin is the most popular Mold-a-Rama at Brookfield.|
|Both kids wanted the gorilla.|
|Warren got a hippo, and Lilly got a Polar Bear.|
I think that's a worth-while adventure!!