The World’s Only UFO-Themed McDonald’s is In Roswell
Throughout the world, there’s very little variation in the brand identity of McDonald’s restaurants. Most of them look pretty much the same. But every now and then, a McDonald’s franchise thinks so far outside of the Happy Meal box that you end up with a cultural icon and tourist attraction. This is what you’ll find at the McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico, the only UFO-themed McDonald’s in the world.
A McDonald’s With a Twist
The space-themed McDonald’s in Roswell was built in the 90’s. The design makes it look like a shiny metal saucer during the day and glow like a red and yellow spaceship in the dark. Dominated by a massive indoor galactic Play Place and fascinating works of art, the Roswell McDonald’s is the only space-themed McDonald’s in the world.
Unusual McDonald’s locations are fairly rare, but the UFO restaurant isn’t the only distinctively themed location in the McDonald’s universe. Other examples of interesting designs include an aviation-themed restaurant in Arkansas, a train shaped McDonald’s in Tennessee, and a vintage 1950s-style “Back to the Future” Drive-Thru in Illinois. There’s even a McDonald’s in Arizona with teal green arches.
The Extraterrestrial McDonald’s Experience
The UFO McDonald’s in Roswell doesn’t just have the shape and lighting of a real spaceship. The location fully commits to the theme with intergalactic sculptures and artwork, both inside and surrounding the building. A prominent LED sign welcomes you to Roswell with the golden arches next to a little green alien. Even the parking lot has stenciled spaces shaped like aliens and a fun mural with Ronald McDonald riding a rocket.
Play Time With Aliens and Astronauts
The Play Place at the UFO McDonald’s restaurant in Roswell is the main attraction. At roughly 2,000 square feet, there’s seating room for 65. The traditional McDonald’s characters are there in flying French fry rocket ships and McFlurry shuttles. Ronald McDonald floats in a solar system of fascinating play area equipment.
Is the Food Intergalactic Too?
If you’re hoping for space burgers and alien shakes, the food may disappoint you. The menu of the UFO McDonald’s in Roswell is the same as any other location. The restaurant does have solid reviews on TripAdvisor, so you and the family can enjoy your favorite McDonald’s meals and treats in an exciting outer space atmosphere.
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