1980s Disneyland Toy

When I was a young kid, my favorite toy was this cardboard scene. I probably didn’t even know at the time that these scenes showed a real place–Disneyland–but I loved imagining it.  

I remember getting in big trouble once and my parents took this away, but they forgot where they put it!  A few years later, they found it, hidden in the basement.  I was so glad to have it back!

While it isn’t strong enough anymore, the flaps folded down to elevate it and it came with these plastic characters.

CharactersBefore window clings were even a thing, Disney had these guys, who would stick to the scene.  They are printed on white plastic, not clear, and are thicker than the decorations that we put on windows at holidays today.  

I could put the characters on any ride, give anyone an ice cream cone or Mickey balloons, or stand them behind a camera.  I can’t even imagine how many times these guys have been stuck and restuck, licked, or wetted down with a paper towel to help them stay better.  

Left SideThe scene opens up to show even more Disneyland fun!  I now know that these pictures show real attractions like The Jungle Cruise, The Haunted Mansion, and the Swiss Family Treehouse.

Right SideThe other side even has a popcorn cart and a balloon vendor.  We see Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo, Sailing Ship Columbia, Storybook Land Canal Boats, the Skyway, and the Monorail.

Of course, it’s all more fun when you add characters to it. 

Cover with Characters

Do you remember Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, Mickey’s nephews?

Center And Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar?  They were always together, even before I knew they were a couple.  

Lisa FrankOver the years, a couple of Lisa Frank unicorns got thrown into the mix too.  They like it at Disneyland.

I still love this toy!  Did you have any favorite Disney toys when you were a kid?