David Batterson 8:30 a.m., Feb. 12
The original 1915 Toadstool attraction featured a spinning disc, set into the floor. Customers would stand on the disc, hold on to a bar, and see how long they could keep going before collapsing in a dizzy heap. Despite warnings, some contestants actually kept at it for so long that they became nauseous. Legal concerns prevent us from operating an attraction like that in 2015, but the exhibit structure proved a natural home for the popular Mexican bar-restaurant chain Senor Frog's. Many customers who visit Senor Frog's stand at the bar and see how long they can keep going. Eventually, everything starts spinning and they collapse in a dizzy heap — just like the original Toadstool! There are even some patrons who, despite warnings, keep at it for so long that they become nauseous.
April 30, 2014