Is there anyone among us who didn't laugh uncontrollably at the Family Truckster that transported Clark, Ellen, Rusty and Audrey (along with a few other, less fortunate souls...) to Wally World in National Lampoon's Vacation? We thought not. Such a classic piece of Hollywood automobilia deserves such recognition, we think, and we're happy to report that one real-life Griswold Family has replicated the movie's fateful trip the best way it can: with a Wagon Queen Family Truckster of their very own.

Wally World exists only in the imagination of the movies, and that's fine because Disney World not only exists but is a perfect fill-in for the Griswold Family Vacation. The family may not be greeted by the late, great John Candy, and they probably aren't going to see Christie Brinkley in a bright red Ferrari, but they will for sure see Mickey Mouse, and hopefully even Tinker Bell, if they're lucky.

Check out the video below to see the real-life Griswold Family and their faithful recreation of the infamous Family Truckster, and feel free to head on over to the official Disney blog for more on the family and their vacationing travails. Finally, check out another fan-made Family Truckster here.


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      Lisa Griswold
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks for posting our Griswold Vacation adventure. We love the Truckster and are looking forward to many more "funner" road trips to Walt Disney World and across America. If you see us please stop and say “Hi” and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GriswoldVac. We just created a photo gallery of the Truckster being built. It took 6 months to complete the Truckster. http://pixievacations.com/disney-world-vacation-griswold/ Best, Steve and Lisa Griswold Read more: http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/07/an-actual-griswold-family-drove-its-own-pea-green-truckster-to-walt-disney-world#ixzz2aihpzwOS
        noahbalboa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lisa Griswold
        Thank you for creating the Truckster...puts a little tear in my eye!
        Michael Walsh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lisa Griswold
        Promoting your company this way is either genius or shameless. I haven't decided which yet.
          Bill Thompson
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Michael Walsh
          I've decided...it's a little bit of both. Certainly driving a lot of traffic to their site, anyway.
      James Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like that nobody they interviewed appeared to even get the reference.
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wally World does exist. It's Six Flags Magic Mountain!
        Hazdaz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Spartan
        Yeah, but Six Flags isn't the one paying for this viral ad that everyone seems to be fawning over.
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 1 Year Ago
      i miss disney :( it was soo much better as a child.
        Dean
        • 1 Year Ago
        @likeaboss1234boss
        Not sure what you're talking about...I'm 36, and I think i have as much fun, if not more, whenever I visit...
          Bandit5317
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dean
          @Raz I know, right? Screw people who like having fun. Disney is awesome (even if it is crazy expensive).
          Technoir
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dean
          Adults who enjoy childish things have often been abused as children. That's a fact.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dean
          [blocked]
        Randy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @likeaboss1234boss
        Check out Islands of Adventure. Its Disney for Adults IMHO and the coasters are great!
      JonnyO
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you hate it now wait until you drive it!
      Rob Cook
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please tell me you have a musical horn playing 'Holiday Road'!
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now I see where Acura got it\'s inspiration for the \"beak\"
      BB79826
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love this car. It was so easy to fug up an existing model of that era because, well, cars were such hideous disasters in 1980.
      Blue
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is a lame Disney promotion. I am not interested in articles like these.
        Jake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Blue
        You should get a different computer if yours uncontrollably goes to articles that you are not interested in.
        Jake S
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Blue
        Blue - I totally agree with you, dude.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      You mean the 2014 Silverado...
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
        John S
        • 1 Year Ago
        Sure. Because the state has an over riding interest in what couples and families do in the confines of the private business.
        Niels Marienlund
        • 1 Year Ago
        Congratulations. You have made the dumbest comment I have ever seen on Autoblog. Let me guess. You're a patriotic redneck American who's all about "freedom." As long as it means the government can tell you what kind of sex life to have. Go fu¢k yourself, douchebag.
      Tim
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anybody who knows anything about the movies knows that Magic Mountain would be the obvious choice, since that is where the movie was filmed.
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