• 3 years 1 month ago
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    Shazbot wrote:
    Whenever i saw the ball pit i always used to wonder how many kids pissed in it, the same thought that would cross my mind every time i hopped into a public pool.


    Hence I have my own pool and never go to McDonalds...I wonder if they really cleaned those balls after kids peed, puked and pooped.
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      • 3 years 1 month ago
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      mysticwryter wrote:
      Shazbot wrote:
      Whenever i saw the ball pit i always used to wonder how many kids pissed in it, the same thought that would cross my mind every time i hopped into a public pool.


      Hence I have my own pool and never go to McDonalds...I wonder if they really cleaned those balls after kids peed, puked and pooped.


      I am sure they were supposed to, just like the employees are supposed to wash their hands after they take a shit.
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        • 3 years 1 month ago
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        McDonalds food gives me a loose b-hole. Did back then, does now.
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          • 3 years 1 month ago
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          CleverHans wrote:
          McDonalds food gives me a loose b-hole. Did back then, does now.


          I use to eat Big Macs like they were going out of style. I finally kicked the habit when I was 16 and have never looked back. The only thing I've ever eaten at McDonalds was the M&M McFlurry which they don't touch with their hands as much.

          That was 5 years ago though. I refuse to eat there now.
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            • 3 years 1 month ago
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            Way different. I remember the McDonaldland cookies they used to give you with the Happy Meals. My sister and I were purists and HAD to get the McNugget Happy Meals, even though it was more expensive. One of my favorite memories was when they gave those buckets instead of the boxes for Halloween. They'd be a goblin, a pumpkin and a witch. Do they even do that anymore???

            I also remember there was one that had an actual Merry go Round inside, not to mention the Playplace was different (some locations still have them, but most don't, which is a shame since it was one of the best playgrounds around). AND Ronald still had his friends (Grimace, Birdy, the Hamburglar, etc.) instead of just him telling kids to get off their butts and exercise.
            Garfield: "My car is so old, that it's insured against theft, flood, fire and dinosaur stampedes!"

            Garfield: "The local bus transit is doing their part to help with the weight loss program: each year, they stop further and further away from the curb!
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              princess_of_power wrote:
              Way different. I remember the McDonaldland cookies they used to give you with the Happy Meals. My sister and I were purists and HAD to get the McNugget Happy Meals, even though it was more expensive. One of my favorite memories was when they gave those buckets instead of the boxes for Halloween. They'd be a goblin, a pumpkin and a witch. Do they even do that anymore???

              I also remember there was one that had an actual Merry go Round inside, not to mention the Playplace was different (some locations still have them, but most don't, which is a shame since it was one of the best playgrounds around). AND Ronald still had his friends (Grimace, Birdy, the Hamburglar, etc.) instead of just him telling kids to get off their butts and exercise.



              I remember the Merry-Go-Round. It sucked for me because I couldn't sit on it because it was too small and my head would touch the top of it. I don't know if they do the plastic buckets anymore, but I know what you are talking about. There was also a ghost wasn't there?
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                • 3 years 1 month ago
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                I remember going to the play place with the ball pit, interactive computer games, spring riders shaped like the McDonaldland characters I usually rode Hamburgler or Grimace, and slides with tunnels.
                My siblings and I had a lot of McNugget Buddy happy meal toys and some Mario toys, the last time I ever got a happy meal toy was when they had Teenie Beanie Babies. I'm glad I'm not a kid now they don't even have fries in their happy meals anymore.
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                  My first Mac recall was sitting in a friends car and listening to Little Red Ridding Hood. LOL
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                    • 3 years 1 month ago
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                    My first Mac recall was sitting in a friends car and listening to Little Red Ridding Hood. LOL
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                      • 3 years 1 month ago
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                      I had a birthday party at McDonalds when I was young with all of my school friends and some family. It was a blast. At that time McDonalds served pizza which I remember not being that bad. I could be wrong though, as I'm sure my 10 year old palette wasn't that great.

                      I fondly remember going to the local barbershop with my father on an occasional Saturday morning and stopping at McDonalds to eat breakfast.

                      I don't eat McDonalds very much anymore but when I was a kid, McDonalds was a treat and I have fond memories with family and friends there.
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                        • 3 years 1 month ago
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                        I remember the toys being much, much better, the Happy meals coming in the boxes with the arches and the food being better tasting than what it is now.

                        I do have a couple bad memories from eating at McDonalds. One of them happened around 1995/1996. I ate at McDonalds with my family before visiting my grandma. I was playing in the playplace and when I got to my grandmother's, I got sick with the flu for the whole time. I learned never to play in ball pits ever again.

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                          • 3 years 1 month ago
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                          Oh, I have the BEST memories of McDonald's from when I was a kid!
                          I lived in Hampton Roads and nearly every Saturday, my dad would drive me to a McDonalds in Ocean View where we would always first have lunch, then I would go play to my heart's content in their huge playland. I always had fun and the afternoons we had there are some of my sweetest childhood memories.

                          Even though there were a ton of McDonalds all around us, we would always go to the one in Ocean View. It was a beautiful area and near the water. Good times. :)
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                            • 3 years 1 month ago
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                            Anyone remember the Willie Tyler and Lester commercials for McD's? :wink:

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhpM3qSuMHM&feature=channel_video_title
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                              • 3 years 1 month ago
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                              I actually never went to a McDonalds until I was fourteen years old! It wasn't until then, that we got a McDonalds in our small town in northern Sweden. But ten years after that, they were practically forced to close down, and since then, we don't have a McDonalds anymore. We do have other hamburger restaurants though. Like I don't think we had Burger King before McDonalds left, but we do now. But still, it's weird.
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                                Furienna wrote:
                                I actually never went to a McDonalds until I was fourteen years old! It wasn't until then, that we got a McDonalds in our small town in northern Sweden. But ten years after that, they were practically forced to close down, and since then, we don't have a McDonalds anymore. We do have other hamburger restaurants though. Like I don't think we had Burger King before McDonalds left, but we do now. But still, it's weird.
                                Burger king is better anyways
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                                  I remember the they used to advertise the toys a lot on TV and that was the reason I always wanted to go. The toys just seemed better built back then. I can remember some of the toys lasting years afterwards. The food always seemed really good as a child, but I don't eat there anymore since the chemicals, preservatives, etc grosses me out. McDonalds food will literally not rot.
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                                    • 3 years 1 month ago
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                                    Well, this is a GOOD question and I feel compelled to respond.

                                    In the 80's, actually the 60's through the 90's McDonalds was all about kids, and I do fondly remember Mickey D's.

                                    1st of all McDonalds had brilliant marketing in the 80's. The commercials were geared towards kids, and were themed to the four seasons and holidays. Those commercials are what got the kids wanting McDonalds for breakfast and lunch.

                                    The HAPPY MEAL was THE kid staple! See the thing about the Happy Meal was the toys! Hot Wheels, He Man, Penny Racers, you name it McDonalds had it. UNLIKE today's cheap toys McDonalds used the REAL TOYS like REAL metal Hot Wheel Cars. that was cool because it was a real toy, that you couldnt buy in the store and only got in the Happy Meal!

                                    Ok outside of the marketing, another huge aspect of Mickey D's as an 80's kid was the playground. Playgrounds were HUGE, and some were indoors! They were awesome places to have birthday parties and I went to quite a few at Mickey D's.

                                    McDonalds had a focus on 2 things, KIDS and FAMILY, and they concentrated on that almost exclusively.

                                    They had THE BEST TAG LINE OF ALL TIME:
                                    It's a good time, for the great taste, of McDonalds!

                                    In the 80's fast food places didn't have to worry about child obesity, how many calories a french fry had in it, and if the toy in the Happy Meal could hurt a kid.

                                    It was a time when pretty much all companies paid much more attention to kids, and for a kid this was grand!

                                    It's changed so much since then. For instance McDonalds has announced that they are phasing Ronald McDonald OUT. They are leaving the Happy Meal behind in favor of the Mochachino as they put it. They want to make their restaurants more ADULT friendly and have a more calorie conscious menu.

                                    Basically they are moving away from their roots and everything that made them GREAT!

                                    Now a days it just isn't the same. HOWEVER I will say this about it....

                                    I take my Nephew for McDonalds breakfast at least once a month. I get up early on a Sunday and I take him. I do this because I have such fond memories of my Dad getting me McDonalds breakfast when I was little. It is something I truly hold dear to me. I have no kids so I try to let Luke experience this kind of like I did.

                                    And ya know what's funny? When I take Luke there, even though I am drinking Coffee instead of Chocolate Milk or Apple Juice I admit I still get that feeling I got as a kid. Maybe it because I am reminiscing, maybe I just enjoy it, OR maybe it's because I look at the smile on my nephew's face and it makes me remember my childhood AND makes me so happy I can share this with him, just like in the 80's and give him a small piece of what childhood was like for me.

                                    Whatever it is I admit it fully, I LOVE taking him. It's a small moment I get to bond with him, share my own experiences, and see him enjoy them just as much as I do.
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                                      Wow! The above statement was awesome! Well..unfortunately my folks weren't fast food people when I was a kid..this was the mid-late 80's...fast food nights for them..and I grew up in Philly..was cheesesteaks or hoagies..but we did have a "McDonald's Day" at my school..each kid got a plain burger,small fries and small o.j....that was like manna from Heaven..but when my sister was modeling at this agency downtown called The Mainline Kingsly 6 my mom would take me to Micky D's for breakfast while we waited..and I always got hotcakes and sausage and then play in the Playland..it was so amazing to me cause we didn't have one in my neighborhood..I never saw anything like it! The whole place was different..fancier?? Can that word be applied to a McDonalds?? I dunno..but it was so cool! I also think the ads on t.v. were better...the music..everything.....
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                                        • 3 years 1 month ago
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                                        Am I really the only one here who used to go down the big slide on your tray? That was the best part of Macdonalds having a playplace, hauling ass down the slide on your tray. Good times.
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                                          • 3 years 1 month ago
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                                          Excellent Happy Meal toys and good, yet cheesy commercials.
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