Mr. Wiggles Playland
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. In the real world, this is actually a place known as One Stop Fun - and you will find it at 49 Powers Road, in Westford, Massachusetts, about 23 miles northwest of Boston.
There is no giant clown's face on the outside, nor
are there any palm trees growing around the building, since this isn't
really in Miami. Those were added for the production. And there
are no clowns here, sinister or otherwise.
It is an Indoor fun center (with an outdoor pool
in back), aimed at young children, offering a wide range of activities,
including birthday parties, an indoor playground, a rock wall to climb,
that outdoor pool, and even field trips. They also offer
swimming lessons and ninja skills.
You can find their official website here www.onestopfun.com.
You would probably never recognize the exterior of place, based on what you see in Dexter.
In real life it is pretty sedate-looking, but for
the show they painted it a bright pink, added that giant clown face (and
name) over the entrance, and brought in palm trees and flowering plants
to make it look semi-tropical like Miami. They also shot in mid-June,
near the end of their filming schedule, to make sure the snow was long
gone, and that it would at least appear to look like a hot summer spot
despite the Massachusetts locale.
The photos below were shot by Ron B.:
And when I found One-Stop Fun's Facebook page, I noted that they were closed for filming at the same time.
Later, my friend in Massachusetts, Ron B., drove out there and shot the photos you see above. Thanks Ron!
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