Real-Life Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Spotted in Wareham
Imagine my surprise when I was on Interstate 495 North in Wareham Friday afternoon and spotted a real-life Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. I'm not going to lie, it made me feel like I was 10 years old again. I was ready to pull over and jump in with Fred, Velma, Daphne and, of course, Shaggy and Scoob.
As we followed the van over the course of a few miles on the highway, I noticed that there was a small business name stickered onto the back of the cartoon-turned-real-life vehicle. There was a logo on the back door and the company's website, escapology.com, was listed on the bumper.
The kids immediately got out their phones and punched in the website. It was for an escape room in Tewksbury. Then it hit me: it turns out, this Mystery Machine was actually a very smart advertising ploy.
Think about it, if an Escapology Escape Room van drove by us, we would never in a million years have taken out our phones and visited their website. Never. But put that website on a Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and we had to find out what Escapology was all about. Marketing brilliance.
After a few minutes went by, I was disappointed when we arrived at our exit and got off the highway. I felt like we were missing out as the Mystery Machine continued on its journey on I-495 North.
They had the perfect plan for advertising, and they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!