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Author: Nick the Disney Devo

On our trip to the Disneyland Resort in February, my wife and I both fell in love with the Red Car Trolley.

With all the wonderful new attractions at Disney California Adventure, why would one of our favorite things be these trolleys?

I know the wonderful design is one of the most appealing things about it to me. Perhaps it’s the nostalgic feel? The history?

Just what is the Red Car Trolley, you may ask?!

Back in the days before automobiles became the choice mode of travel for most, trolleys were the premier way to get around in the Los Angeles area.

They were at their peak in the 1920s, when one Walter Elias Disney arrived in Hollywood, and he may very well have used this mode of transport on occasion to get around.

Disney brings us 2 trolleys inspired by the original “Big Red Cars” of the Pacific Electric Railway.

These cars travel the Hollywood Land-Buena Vista Street Line with stops at Carthay Circle, Hollywood Boulevard (Hollywood Tower Hotel Bound only), and Sunset Boulevard, next to the Hollwyood Tower Hotel.

The trolleys are numbered 623, to commemorate the arrival of Walt Disney to Hollywood in the Summer of 1923, and 717, the anniversary of Disneyland, July 7th.

I bought several items featuring the Red Cars, and thought I’d start with this Vinylmation I purchased for $12.95.

I love the graphics on the box, so will be leaving this one unopened.

Mickey’s Fun Wheel shares this side with Sebastian from The Little Mermaid- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

The top of the box features Radiator Springs Racers, one of the best Disney rides. Ever.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your ride today, and will return for more trips with us in the future.

This article was originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog, which Nick writes with his wife, Barbie.