SATURDAY MORNING CARNAGE
Few things bring to mind the freedom of the weekend like wearing your PJs, fixing a bowl of cereal, and sitting down in front of the TV for a morning of cartoons. But nothing's sacred, is it? Trying to relive some nostalgia with streaming services, your TV kinda blew a fuse... and the rest of the room with it. Remember wishing that you'd be able to enter the worlds of your favorite cartoons? Yeah, about that...
Inspired by Knott's Terrorvision, Saturday Morning Carnage is a take on classic cartoons of yesteryear with a twisted, sadistic turn. But let's be real here. We've got cartoons with mutagenic oozes, world-threatening terrorists, geniuses with a chip on their shoulder taking it out on their fellow man, giant alien robots, and little blue gnomes. Scary stuff. Anyways, the maze would be blacklight, possibly 3D, with a medley of the various theme songs playing. Possibly with more whimsy than the Terrorvision medley.
Facade: Guests enter through the broken front of a TV, with static playing. (Yeah real original, Doc)
Mountain Lair (He-Man): A purple-tinted layer. A blue man with a skeletal face stands above a barbarian with a sword impaled through his chest, ranting and raving about his ultimate victory. A giant beast of a man will lunge out at guests.
Large Woods (Winnie the Pooh): A large, green wooded area. The carcasses of a piglet, kangaroo, donkey, and rabbit are strewn about, and a young boy hides from a giant yellow bear. From a tree, a tiger attacks.
Battlefield (G.I. Joe): A dusty desert covered in a layer of fog. Various eclectic warriors are fighting, shouting orders, and often firing their weapons into the walk line. A white ninja, a man with a metallic face, and a man in blue armor AND a faceless, chrome mask attack guests.
NY Street (The Real Ghostbusters): A streetlamp-lit street. A cartoonish red ghost attacks from the road, and a green blob jumps out of the window. Two guys in brightly-colored jumpsuits will attack the ghosts.
Backstage (JEM): A brightly-lit, neon backstage for an upcoming concert - except the pink-haired singer is dead, from bludgeoning. A yellow-green haired rival will jump out at guests, threatening to beat them with a guitar.
Kaiju Fight (Power Rangers): A miniature city set with a walkway made from carnage. A giant mecha and an evil sorceress hide in the carnage.
Warlock's Shack (The Smurfs): A dark, medieval wizard's hut, swarming with little blue gnomish-creatures. Some of the creatures have caught and killed a cat, with one of them popping out of the carcass with a splash. The wizard will rush out, coated with the gnomes. All the while, they sing their song of madness.
Race Track (Speed Racer): The track between the stands on a race track. A stylized race car has crashed into the wall, its racer stumbling about deliriously, bruised and bloodied, still holding onto the wheel. As guests go around the car, into the next scene, they encounter a TRUNK MONKEY with a wrench, and a black race car with buzz saws on the front rushes forward.
Mad Scientist's Lair (TAoSonic The Hedgehog): A cartoonishly lit scene, one of the first things guests notice is a blue splat on the wall. A raspy-voiced, obese mustachioed man in a red coat rants and threatens guests. From a boo-hole, a giant, humanoid Rooster Robot attacks.
Sewers (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles): A sewer hangout littered in... well, there's pizza, pizza boxes, skateboards, weapons, magazines of varying topics, some loose machinery, rat fur, green gunk's all over the place. Warped voices shout slang, and four grotesquely mutated turtles jump out at guests, one IN a pool of the gunk. A reporter with a camera ushers guests into the next scene.
Happy Meadow (Strawberry Shortcake/My Little Pony): A fruit-scented field of flowers. Fruit-scented goblin girls are huddled over a pastel-colored horse, eating its entrails. The Strawberry goblin will attack guests.
Arena (Pokemon): A grassy field surrounded by stands. A boy is electrocuted by his thunder rodent, and a human-sized dragon breathes a jet of fire at guests. (Again, Stranger Things flamethrower effect.) In the ground, are three impact silhouettes of a man, a woman, and their bipedal feline.
The Van (Scooby-Doo): A dark area, with purple ground surrounded by a black void, filled with glaring cartoon eyes. Three teenagers have been slaughtered, with the fourth and his dog on top of the van, begging for help. Three men in costume (a ghost, a clown, and a werewolf) will attack, one with a chainsaw.
FINALE: Alien Warzone (Transformers): A barren, rocky warzone where lazers can be heard firing. Guests pass by the giant scraps of what was once a robot/18-wheeler. As they leave the maze, a GIANT puppet of an evil robot overlord looms forward, reaching out at them.