Before I get rolling here I just wanted to say thank you all for your wonderful, kind and supportive words about my dad. It meant the world to my sisters and myself to read what you wrote. We love sharing out dad’s story and it means so much that it resonates with you (we also showed them with mom who doesn’t do computers or blogs and she loved it!). Thank you all so much!
OK, there is no smooth segue from that but here we go! – onto Disney and our E Ticket Ride.
Living in Southern California I’m surrounded by folks who are crazy about Disney and its various Lands and Worlds.
I do not actually share this obsession.
In truth I’m a bit bitter toward Disney.
You see, when I was 11 my parent told me we were moving from Ohio to California for my dad’s job.
I was overjoyed! It was clear this was the first step in my life-long Master Plan!
- Step 1: move to California.
- Step 2: Become a Mousketeer!
- Step 3: Enjoy everlasting fame and unlimited Disneyland access.
My parents had played right into my hand!!!!
The fact that the show was no longer in production and that we were moving to Northern California, several hundred miles from Disney was not made clear to me.
I acknowledge blaming Disney for this is not exactly fair. However, the only other option is to blame my lack of research and questionable grasp of geography and I think we all know that that won’t be happening.
So. Everlasting bitterness!
Despite my (justified!) feelings I do like to make other people happy and I thought this fun, super easy project would be perfect for the die-hard Disney fan.
If you went to Disneyland prior to 1982 you bought a ticket book to get on the rides.
It’s pretty straighforward.
- Matte Mod Podge (shocking!)
- 1/2″ MDF panels
- black paint
- aaaaand…that’s about it.
After doing a high resolution scan of the tickets I blew them up to 10.5×16.5 and had Staples print them out for me on plain 11×17 paper for about $2 a print (Staples can also do the scanning and blowing up for you if that’s not your scene).
They can be hung with picture wire and hooks or you can use 3M Command Strips. With the Command Strips so you don’t have to put a hole in the wall and they are easy to reposition if needed. Four strips on each panel should to the trick.
As always, let me know if you have any questions and please if you take this idea and run with it send pics! I love to see what people do!
Disclaimer: The tickets are Trademarked and Copyright protected material which is why I’m not providing downloads of the graphics. This project is shared for personal use and inspiration only.