Daily Archives: May 8, 2005

Where the Wild Things Were

8 May 2005

How many of you are aware that they’ve closed the ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ exhibit in the Metreon? Apparently it’s been closed since January this year, but Julie and I didn’t know that as we took Eli out for Mother’s Day to the city to check it out. We were all excited, got ourselves into the elevator, and rode all the way up to the top floor to see… a closed off and curtained area, with signs indicating the attraction was no more.
Man, how can they do that? I hope it’s just being restored and not being replaced with some stupid store. I feel like the Metreon contract has been broken, and over time, little by little it’s been bitten apart, digested and reconstituted as a really high-priced mall. First we lost the secondary attractions, like ‘How things work’, then the airtight garage got axed in favor of a more mainstream ‘portal one’. We lost the Discovery store a long time ago. Now it’s just a big freakin’ arcade and movie theater with high-priced toys. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted, I suppose…
I’ll miss you, Max.