My son Gideon is such a theme park kid. When he was very young our favorite game was the Map Game – a made up game where I would describe an attraction and he would guess what it was. Of course, as he got older, the descriptions got less and less obvious. He loved maps so much his room was decorated with wide open maps of the various Disney parks.
One of the ways I’d hint at an attraction was to describe its ride vehicle. Somehow, over the course of doing this, we discovered these amazing attraction vehicle ride posters from Etsy. We purchased both of them – Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort – and both hang in his room to this day. They are a few years old now, but we could not think of a single attraction past or present up the time they were created that was missing. They’re from the Buschworks shop which also features any other original Disney park art creations including prints and postcards.
Each 22 x 28 inch poster features 108 Disneyland attractions or 92 Walt Disney World attractions. Phantom Boats, Swan Boats, all the Monorails, Skyway, Tower of Terror, Friendship boats, Red Car Trolley and all the rest – if it moved, it’s on the posters. And at the bottom, in tiny print (no spoilers!), is a legend identifying them all. I can’t tell you how many hours we’ve spent studying the posters and playing games with them. $60 very well spent!
Doobie is the co-owner of LaughingPlace.com having founded the website with his wife Rebekah in 1999. He became a “hardcore” Disney fan in 1995. His favorite Disney film is Snow White and his all-time favorite attraction is the PeopleMover. Having lived near both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, he’s visited them literally thousands of times.