Windsor Locks, Connecticut: Space Shuttle McDonald's (Gone)The shuttle "McBrad" is bolted to the roof of the Playland; kids can crawl up into it.
- I-91 exit 40 onto Hwy 20 toward Bradley Airport. Take the second exit onto Hwy 75/Ella Grasso Tpke. Drive north a half-mile; the McDonald's is across the street from the airport.
- June 2010 - Shuttle reported gone
Visitor Tips and News About Space Shuttle McDonald's
I visited this McDonald's today, and the space shuttle is gone! It's now just a regular outdoor play area. Drat![Andrea, 06/05/2010]
Could be a little-publicized phase on NASA's shuttle retirement schedule...
Lame extension over the playland array. A McDonald's with a clear plastic Space Shuttle bolted to the roof of its Playland -- more of a roof ornament. The kids can crawl up into and through it. Pretty pathetic.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 09/01/2001]
Today we visited the New England Air Museum right by Bradley International Airport. The museum itself is terrific (lots of restored airplanes from WWI up to Desert Storm) and well worth a visit. The most memorable thing we saw, though, was on Route 75, about a mile before the Museum entrance: a McDonald's shaped like a space shuttle. The roof of the "kiddie playground" part of the McDonald's has been redone to look exactly like a space shuttle. It's called "McBrad," and I assume is free as long as you buy something at the restaurant.[L.J. Evans, 04/09/2000]