Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Welcome to the Playroom Theme Park Resort!

What happens when you combine Fisher-Price toys with Disney Magic? You get the Happiest Playroom on Earth!

Welcome to the Playroom Theme Park Resort!
Little Brother Ryker has joined Presley & Dad in the toy collecting fun. His favorites are Disney Parks toys and he loves combining it with our Fisher-Price Collection.  Our collection of Fisher-Price toys became the foundation of our "Playroom Theme Park Resort".

It started small from here but has grown and grown. With a Lil' Playmates Disney Magic Castle Set and the more recent Fisher-Price Day at Disney playsets
Ryker started his Fisher-Price Collection with newer "Magic of Disney-Day at Disney"style sets. He has Mickey's Toontown playsets, popcorn cart, souvenir stands and a Castle-Main Street playset with fireworks.  At first they were set up on the carpet in the living room.

Our family in front of the Castle
Presley got this Disneyland Castle at Disneyland years ago and now Ryker plays with it with our Fisher-Price Little People Family. 

First go round with push train toys
When Ryker started to like wooden train toys we set up some old Thomas The Tank toys for him.

Eventually we combined the Thomas the Train Toys with the Disney & Fisher-Price toys on a train table.

For Christmas we would set up our Disney Monorail Toy & Disneyland Castle.

When you cant make it to the Parks, bring the parks home with you!
When Christmas was over the tree was put away but the Monorail stayed out...and accessories started to spring up around it.
Disney Theme Park Toys and the Imaginext Pizza Planet Playset that is actually now a part of Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studio's Toy Story Land! The monorail set was on the floor of the den after Christmas had passed.

Imaginext playset inspired ride entrance at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World

Sometimes you have to play along with what is on TV
FAO Schwarz Castle Blocks
Ryker loves any Castle toy, so he collects Castles...even Castle Blocks that go great with classic Little People Toys! The collection includes Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, and Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle (3 of them: Lil' Playmates, Monorail Accessory, and the GIANT Disney Theme Parks Toys playset!). 

We had Disneyland with the push trains on the train table and Disney World with a Monorail on the den floor. At some point we combined it all into one giant Playroom Theme Park Resort!

Disneyland on the Train Table & Walt Disney World in the Background
It all should be surrounded by a train

Our Playroom Theme Park Resort includes a monorail around a pirate lagoon with a Disney's Contemporary Resort & EPCOT Spaceship Earth accessory. Look closely and you can see the Tree of Life from Disney's Animal Kingdom! Our Main Street has Disney Store Fur-Tail Friends playsets which have just the right victorian gingerbread look to real Main Street only toy style! We also have some Hasbro Disney Theme Park playsets...a carousel, the hub, and Small World.  Lately we have expanded our transportation options with a Disney Parks Tram, theme park vehicles, and Lionel Ready to Play train sets. Our resort is populated by all sorts of Disney figurines, Little People & Playskool figures...all are welcome who come to this happy place!

The Pirates of the Condominium strike again! This newer Fisher-Price set models a hipster neighborhood complete with goateed barista!  But we put it to other uses as one of the Hotels at our Theme Park Resort.
Monorails and other toys
Castle time

Trains, Castles, Monorails

Monday, August 6, 2018

Snapshot of "Fisher-Price International Airport"

Set up 3 FP airports (one 1970's play family and 2 Little People 1980's) and you have your own three terminal international airport!  The driveways even match up! Your flight to adventure is waiting at any gate!

Each Airplane here has some variation, and the 2 1980's play sets have variations as well....part of the fun of Fisher-Price Collecting!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fisher-Price Toy Box Playgrounds

We found three Fisher-Price Mall Playgrounds in the Carolinas.  Here are pictures of the boys (Presley & Ryker) exploring the giant Toys.  They are modeled on the newest versions of these classic favorites...a Little People Farm, a Rock A Stack, a Xylophone, and a Chatter Phone. These playgrounds were found in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as they enjoyed playing on the Toys!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy 45th Anniversary Walt Disney World

1980's Playmates Toys Disney Magic Kingdom Castle Playset with Fisher-Price Magic of Disney Toys from 2015
On this day in 1971 the Magic Kingdom
at Walt Disney World Resort opened. Happy 45th Anniversary
Walt Disney World!

Look at me in the rear view mirror while we enter the Toll Plaza at Magic Kingdom

Me and My parents were born in California so we did not go
to Walt Disney World till I was 10. When I was little I used
to go to Disneyland all the time. My first trip was during
the Disneyland 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005, I was 4
months old! 
With my Grandma on my first trip to Disneyland in 2005
Disney World is very different from Disneyland,
it is much bigger. We have stayed at the Pop Century Resort.
The theme of the resort is the 20th Century and it has
amazing giant props and toys all over it.
With some friemds at Disney's Pop Century Resort in Florida
Today we are
talking about the Magic Kingdom!  To get to Magic
Kingdom you must first travel past other Disney Hotels and
theme parks. You have to take a ferry or a monorail across a
beautiful lake to get to the park. The ferry ride is one way
to take in that Disney Magic. We had so much fun and always
want to keep going back.
Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida
On our 1st trip we ate at the
Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland. The food was good, I had
the tacos because they are my favorite food. I gotta say my
favorite ride at Magic Kingdom is probably Space Mountain.
Outside Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida
One of my favorite memories of going to the Magic Kingdom
was getting my embroidered Mickey Ears! On that trip it was
my little brother's first haircut, I joined him in getting a
haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street USA.
Harmony Barber Shop, Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida
We found this 1980's Playmates Toys Magic Kingdom Castle
Playset a long time ago.
Box art for the Playmates Toys Castle Play Set
It is one of my little brother
Ryker's favorite toys. In these pictures we set it up with
New Fisher-Price Little People Magic of Disney Toys. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Retro Fisher-Price Ferris Wheel

We found this at Target. It is based on the original Music Box Ferris Wheel.  Only this version includes "Chunky" style figures!  There is no grumpy carney on this toy...but one of the riders looks like one.  Check out your local Target for one today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fisher-Price Musical Ferris Wheel

 At the 2014 Fisher-Price Collectors Club Convention I found this Musical Ferris Wheel. The characters were mint in their wrapping from the factory, and it came with the original box! I had been wanting this one for a while, but I had not found one in good condition.  On our way to the convention we saw a rough one in a thrift store and they wanted a lot of money for it. I'm glad we waited because we found this nice one, in better shape and in it's box for a good price.
The #969 Musical Ferris Wheel was made from 1966-1972.  The one we got has straight sided figures, and the girl does not have plastic hair.  The doggie is an early figure and not the usual Lucky dog.  The newer versions have plastic figures but mine has wood figures. It is one of the oldest toys in my collection, I also have a Circus and a Huffy Puffy Train that maybe are older.
It has a price tag on it from Sears back when it was new it sold for $4.49!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rockin the Adventure People Daredevil Van

With my Daredevil Van, North Woods Trailblazer, and Kitchen Set stove in Daddy's Den
I found this Fisher-Price Adventure People Daredevil Van #318 today at a second-hand store in North Carolina.  It is from 1978 and they were made until 1982.  This customized van cleaned up nice except for the worn away lithos :-( but at only $1.00 it was worth it! In the background you can see the kitchen set stove and my Adventure People orange North Woods Trailblazer Jeep! I have filled it up with items from the Little People, the Adventure People, and Imaginext collections. There were three different Van playsets in the Adventure People series, Daddy says he remembers when custom vans were all over the roads. This is the first of the Vans I have found.  I am still on the lookout for the TV Action Team set and the Motocross team van.
My new Daredevil Van and Adventure People rover robot

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