Fisher Price Little People Hospital
I’ve posted several times about my childhood love of Fisher Price Little People and the toys that went with them. One summer, my parents offered my sister and me a choice: we could go on a vacation, or go to the store and choose a new Little People set. We chose the Fisher Price option, no doubt saving our parents a tonload of cash.
And we were left with the wondrous … Fisher Price Little People Hospital!
We brought the hospital home and I can still recall our excitement as we discovered all the wonders it held. The front opened down to reveal a lovely garden area where patients could enjoy the great outdoors, complete with a cobblestone path and a pond — with fish and frogs, of course.
There were all the details that make Fisher Price toys so great — a scale that really functions! An x-ray machine that actually shows bones when a person stands on it. Even the little mask on the nurse was just right.
One of the coolest features was the elevator. See how the nurse has entered on the ground floor? Just close the door, turn the red crank you see on the right, and in just a few seconds, the little dial up above turns to “2” and nurse arrives on the second floor! Who needed batteries with toys like this around?
Up on the second floor, you can visit a patient, or see a new baby …
… back downstairs, there’s a surgery suite (check out the wonderful Fisher Price details — a viewing window, a supply cabinet, even the floor pattern). That red dot is a button you can pull that rings.
Out back, the ambulance is ready to be loaded and then driven into its garage.
We spent hours playing with this wonderful toy. And other than some of the paper cracking and the foam falling apart on the beds, it’s still in great shape for its 40+ year age.
Did you have any Fisher Price Little People toys when you were little?