Free theme park swag!
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Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans. And to all my subscribers I offer heartfelt thanks. I continue to have a ball sharing my theme park adventures and musings with you, and I’m so grateful that you are along for the ride. I hope you’re having a ball reading my content and being part of the ATP gang. We have quite a wonderful community of parks, attractions, and coaster fans here thanks to folks like you.
With the holiday season now in full swing and Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, surely your thoughts are turning to shopping and gift giving. Before you’ve even fully digested your turkey and stuffing, are you starting to panic about what to buy? Relax! I’ve got you covered. I’ve collected an assortment of cool theme park swag in my journeys, and I want to share some of it with you.
A Harry Potter wand! A Minions blaster gun! A Mickey Mouse plush! I’ve got these and a bunch of other goodies from my prize closet that can be yours to give as a holiday gift to the park fan on your list. Or maybe you want something from the parks for yourself. The items are free and are available on a first come, first served basis. All you have to do is upgrade to (or sign up for) a paid About Theme Parks subscription.
It’s only $60 for an entire year. In addition to my weekly articles, paid subscribers get exclusive bonus content including my Rode It! Loved It! attraction reviews and my Art Talks audio narrations of my articles. You’ll also be invited to participate in our What’s the Attraction? discussion threads. Plus you’ll be supporting my reporting and writing. Remember, About Theme Parks is ad-free. The only way I make any money from this gig is from paid subscriptions. So, in the spirit of the season, consider a paid subscription your gift to me.
The twelve days of Christmas swag
I’ve pulled together twelve items (some of which are packages with multiple items) for your gift-giving consideration–plus a bonus item:
A Destination D23 package that includes a Mickey Mouse Halloween plush, a Timothy Q. Mouse, Scentsy Buddy Clip doll, a Mickey Mouse poster from animator Jeff Shelley, an Oswald Rabbit patch, an Ariel cookie cutter, and more
A (non-interactive) Harry Potter wand from Ollivanders Wand Shop
A Disneyland Diamond Celebration carry bag
A Disney Vacation Club Edition of the classic board game, CLUE
A Pandora–The World of Avatar-themed “Alpha Centauri Expeditions” briefcase/bag with multiple pockets
A Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts book bag
A Silver Dollar City package commemorating the announcement of the new Fire in the Hole, including a Fire in the Hole scarf, Red Flanders gold candy, taffy, and stickers
A Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway-themed small backpack
An E-Liminator X blaster with sounds, lights, and projections. It looks just like the blaster from Universal Studios’ Villain-Con Minion Blast attraction.
A Minions Villain-Con package, including a Minion-themed kids mini-backpack, a fanny pack, cotton candy, and more.
Mickey and Minnie Disney100 platinum ear hat plus a Shanghai Disneyland Toy Story Hotel tote bag
A rare Busch Gardens Williamsburg Curse of DarKastle The Ride backpack
BONUS! To the first new paid subscriber who requests it, I have a Six Flags Magic Mountain one-day pass that expires on December 31, 2023. Enjoy Holiday in the Park. It’s yours for the taking IN ADDITION TO one of the items above.
Here’s how it works: Simply upgrade to a paid subscription for $60 (or become a paid subscriber if you are not currently a free subscriber). If you want to become a founding passholder, that would be especially appreciated and also would entitle you to one of the items. When I receive your subscription, I’ll email you to ask you what you want and ship it to you. It’s as simple as that. Remember, it’s first come, first served, so act fast!