Makings of a Mascot
Each of our mascots has been a journey in concept and design. Even Sunny went through rounds of revisions that weren’t quite right before we found our fun-loving seagull.
I was digging through the archives when I found “Tourist Seagull.” He seems to embody the stereotypical tourist with his fanny pack and socks with sandals. He has his camera at the ready and what appears to be Morey’s Piers tickets in his Hawaiian shirt pocket. I can guess that this version was scrapped because Tourist Seagull might have made it seem like we were mocking some of our guests. We love our guests here at Morey’s Piers and knew we could bring them a better mascot.
This beefy guy appeared next. I don’t know about you, but this seems to be a more accurate representation of the seagulls around here to me. Have you ever had a seagull strongarm your hot dog out of your hand or play tug-of-war with you and your piping hot slice of Sam’s pizza? Perhaps this model was too intimidating to our younger guests. I think he was a little too “Situation” for Morey’s Piers.
So we toned down the muscle, un-gelled his hair and gave Sunny some sleeves and other accessories.
Now with dreadlocks, shades, a skateboard, backpack and water bottle, Sunny seemed ready for a boardwalk debut. It was time to peel him off the paper and bring him to life in his new home, Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks!