As someone who ate at Mars 2112 multiple times (I asked my mom for an explanation, she declined to comment), I can say it was a truly baffling experience. To be honest, I kind of loved it at the time. As a family, we never made it to Disney World or any other big theme park until I was much older, so this was sort of a sampling of that over the top exerpience. Plus, if I remember correctly, it was one of the rare restaurants in the area that didn’t allow smoking (or at least it felt like it was a truly separated smoking section), which was a big plus for parents of young kids. Before Mars 2112, we used to go to places like Carmines after a Broadway show or visit to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, but it was fun to have a place that was dark, loud, and kind of unconcerned if children were loud and annoying.
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