What is a ‘Ride Book?’

Simply put, it is anything that you can keep track of your ride experiences in or on, so it could even be your cell phone or tablet.

How does it work?

Each time you ride an attraction that has multiple versions of the ride vehicle, such as Autopia or the Jungle Cruise, note the name or color. If you’re using an electronic device as your Ride Book, take a picture as well.

What is the ultimate goal?

Over the years (and yes, this will take years!) you will be able to track which vehicles you have ridden in up to the point when you can say you’ve done them all!

  

Which Dwarfs…

  … are missing?

I first started to think about doing this after I had made many trips to WDW, and then Disneyland. I wanted to keep the magic alive and make repeat visits to each attraction new and fresh. While standing in line for Snow White’s Scary Adventures, I noticed that each ride vehicle had the name of a Dwarf on the front. So for this attraction, there would be seven different vehicles to record!

Once the light had gone on in my head, I realized that the Jungle Cruise had over a dozen names for the boats in both WDW and DLR. The Autopia ride in DLR has four car names (Suzy, Dusty, Sparky, and Classic) in many colors, and the WDW version (Tomorrowland Speedway) has many different colors and stripe patterns.

Then I got to wondering how many other attractions could be added to a Ride Book. I thought of:

Disneyland

  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups)
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Autopia
  • The Jungle Cruise (for a complete list of boat names, click here)
  • King Arthur Carousel
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
  • Alice in Wonderland

Walt Disney World

  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Mad Tea Party (Tea Cups)
  • Walt Disney World Monorail
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • The Jungle Cruise (for a complete list of boat names, click here)
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Test Track

You’ll notice many duplicates between the Parks. But I’ve found that there are more Main Street Vehicles running in Disneyland than WDW, but more Monorails to choose from in WDW than in Disneyland.

 

Some rides are easier to complete in this way than others. It may not always be possible to ask for a particular color or name of ride vehicle. So you may end up riding the same vehicles over and over again before you can finally complete them all! You could also add a dimension to your Ride Book by also noting how many times you ride each vehicle.

    

WDW: Black, Blue, Coral, Gold, Green, Lime, Orange, Peach, Red, Silver, Teal, Yellow (Pink/Purple retired)

Again, I never said this would be a quick assignment. But it will be a fun one!

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Lee Beatens ()

I have been blogging about Disney since 2007, contributing to several sites and also hosting my own site called Disleelandia. I have since rebooted that site and relaunched it as Disney Nouns. I love Disneyana, the Parks, and finding obscure Disney references!

Website: http://www.disneynouns.com

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