Vinyl­ma­tion Cor­ner

WDW Magazine - - Contents - BY GREG GAINES

While the parks are awe­some dur­ing the day, there’s some­thing about the parks af­ter the sun goes down. Of course in fine Dis­ney fash­ion, there have been a num­ber of Vinyl­ma­tions to cel­e­brate the parks af­ter dark.

Way back in Park Se­ries #1, Dis­ney re­leased the Fire­works Vinyl­ma­tion. This Vinyl­ma­tion fea­tured a fire­works de­sign and rep­re­sented the many fire­works shows from around the parks. While this fig­ure was more gen­eral, that was the way the first cou­ple of se­ries of Vinyl­ma­tions were cre­ated.

A few years later, Dis­ney would re­lease an­other Vinyl­ma­tion based on the night­time spec­tac­u­lar, Fan­tas­mic!. This Vinyl­ma­tion fea­tured Sorcerer Mickey atop of the moun­tain with fire­works. What was neat about this fig­ure was the fact that it fea­tured sil­hou­ette of the Dragon (Malef­i­cent) on the back.

In Oc­to­ber of 2011, Dis­ney would two more 9” Vinyl­ma­tions based on events af­ter the sun goes down. The Main Street Elec­tri­cal Pa­rade fig­ures fea­tured the Train and Dragon floats. Both Vinyl­ma­tions were Lim­ited Edi­tion 1500 and to this day are prized pieces of many col­lec­tions for not only their col­lectabil­ity, but also their sen­ti­men­tal value. The Main Street Elec­tri­cal pa­rade has been a fa­vorite of Dis­ney fans for many years.

Three years later, Dis­ney would re­lease a Park Starz Vinyl­ma­tion based on the Tur­tle from the Main Street Elec­tri­cal Pa­rade. The Tur­tle was in­serted in to Park Starz boxes at a rate of 1:12 and when com­bined with the $19 price tag of Park Starz, this Vinyl­ma­tion is a fan fa­vorite.

Dis­ney has re­leased a num­ber of Vinyl­ma­tions based on the events that take place af­ter dark. While most of the night­time based Vinyl­ma­tions have been 9”, Dis­ney has all but aban­doned the 9” plat­form. That leaves room for Dis­ney to re­lease more 3” Vinyl­ma­tions based on the fire­works, shows, pa­rades and more in the fu­ture.

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