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Mr. Rogers' Trolley - Magical red and yellow miniature street car that travels into the Neighborhood of Make Believe on episodes of the children's program MISTEROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD/PBS/1967-75/1979-2000.

Mr. Rogers with Neighborhood Trolley

Mister Rogers uses the trolley to introduce his viewers to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, a magical and where the theme of the day is explored.

To enter the Neighborhood of Make Believe, the Trolley travels long an electrified track into a tunnel in the wall of Mister Rogers' house. The camera fades to black and returns with a scene of the trolley entering the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Citizens of the special place included:

  • King Friday the XIII
  • Queen Sara Saturday
  • Prince Tuesday
  • Lady Elaine Fairchilde (who ran the Museum-Go-Round)
  • Henriette Pussycat
  • Daniel S. Stripped Tiger (who lived in a clock)
  • X the Owl
  • Donky Hodie
  • Cornflake "Corny" S. Pecially (who owned a rocking chair factory)
  • Henri de Tigre (Grandpere)
  • William Duckbill Bagpipe Platypus the IV
  • Dr. Tadpole Frog
  • Harriet Elizabeth Cow
  • Ventriloquist dummy, Hischer Booptrunk (Rogers' childhood toy). The voices of the these characters are provided by Mr. Rogers, but he is never seen.

When its time to leave the Neighborhood of Make Believe, the trolley once again travels through the tunnel to an awaiting Mr. Rogers.

Mister Rogers Trolley Replica Toy by Holgate

Fans of the show who miss Fred Rogers, can find solace in riding a larger that life Trolley that resides in the Mr. Rogers' inspired Neighborhood of Make-Believe section of the Idlewild Amusement Park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania southeast of Pittsburgh. All Aboard!

Life-size replica of Mr. Rogers' Magic Trolley at Idlewild Amusement Park in Ligonier, PA

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