Don’t Be a Square! Check Out These Puzzly Theme Park Ideas!

Long-time readers know that we often host in-house wordplay contests. Not only do we invite our friends at Penny/Dell Puzzles to participate, but our fellow puzzlers and PuzzleNationers as well!

This month, the challenge was to envision a Penny/Dell-inspired theme park!

Participants could create rides and attractions, provide slogans or ads, and whatever else came to mind for this imaginary puzzly paradise! Bonus points for any punny references to Penny/Dell puzzles or magazines!

With both text descriptions and art submitted, covering everything from individual rides to entire brochures, let’s check out what some clever puzzly minds came up with!



BURIED TREASURE: Ahoy, mateys! Arrrrrr you ready for adventure? Do you have what it takes to locate the pirate’s booty? Come aboard your own private galleon on the BURIED TREASURE ride, me hearties!

TIME MACHINE: Crafted by Emmett “Doc” Brown himself, this DeLorean TIME MACHINE presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit any time in the past or future. The opportunity to change history or view what is yet to come is all yours!
*Pennydell Park takes no responsibilty for any detrimental consequences that may occur due to your actions during your time-travel adventure.

TOP TO BOTTOM: In this thrill-seeking ride, you will ascend to the top of a tower that overlooks Pennydell Park. Enjoy a relaxing moment or two as you take in the scenery from above. Then, without warning, you will plummet to the bottom of the tower at frightening speeds. You will be taken from TOP TO BOTTOM again and again, resulting in either the excitement of a lifetime or the need for a family-sized package of motion sickness medication.


A TO Z MAZE: Are you up to the challenge of this labyrinth of letters? In this game, you will enter a complicated maze in which each of the 26 letters of the alphabet are hidden. Upon finding each letter, you will receive a specially-marked token. Players who collect all 26 tokens win the a-maze-ing prize of a year’s supply of ALPHABET SOUP.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE: In this simple game of chance, players will spin the WHEEL OF FORTUNE to reveal what they’ve won. Prizes range from the terrific to the horrific. Will you walk away with a fist full of cash or a can full of trash? A tropical cruise or an old pair of shoes? Try your luck now!


Don’t forget to stop by one of our famous snack stands for our delicious specialties! Now featuring ooey-gooey BROWNIE BITS AND PIECES, the classic popcorn treat CRACKERJACKS (with good prizes like they used to have!), and the ever-popular BANANA SPLIT PERSONALITIES – now with even more personalities than ever before!



Welcome to Penny’s Easy & Fun  Variety Puzzles   Queasy & Fun Ride-It-Free Puzzles Theme Park!

Here you can enjoy some of our famous puzzly rides and games like:

  • Anagram Tragic Squares
  • Mine of Diamonds
  • Keep on Grooving
  • Cheat the Clock

Also, don’t forget to catch the Blinkwords 182 concert and enjoy a free slice of Domino’s “tastes good in Theory” pizza before you leave!

double trouble ride


With the postponement of this year’s Kentucky Derby, an exciting alternative would be to check out the Puzzle Derby at the newly opened Puzzlywood Theme Park, located at the Crossroads of Pigeonhole, which may be in Tennessee or Kentucky, nobody is really sure, but You Know the Odds.

Su and her husband Sum Doku created Puzzlywood Brick by Brick to celebrate their love for all things puzzly. As guests Zigzag into the main area of the park, known as the Circles in the Square, they are met by the Scoremaster who directs them to the Digital Display, where guests can select their Place Cards for the Puzzle in the Round or Pair Off for a little Double Trouble at the End of the Line.

Also at Right Angles from any of the Escalators, and in The Shadow of the Four Corners, solvers have the Right of Way on the Word Trails where they may come Face to Face with the Quote Calculator or the Number Sleuth, each of whom will offer a little Give and Take to help guests make Heads & Tails of the attractions under Camouflage. Decisions, Decisions, you will need a Strategy.

Puzzlywood also boasts a vibrant nightlife, as guests are continually Spellbound by the Throwbacks at the park Disco. For a quieter evening guests may enjoy the sweet bluegrass sounds emanating from the Fiddler’s Frame.

All Four One is the friendly motto of Puzzlywood where Three’s Company and the Letterboxes are always overflowing with Secret Messages penned by happy visitors, including many Guest Stars!

Did you come up with any puzzly theme park ideas, fellow puzzler? Let us know in the comments section below! We’d love to hear from you.

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It’s Follow-Up Friday: The Wonderful World of Wordplay edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

And today, I’m posting the results of our #PennyDellPuzzleDisney hashtag game!

You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or @midnight’s Hashtag Wars segment on Comedy Central.

For the last few months, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellPuzzleDisney, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles and anything and everything having to do with characters, songs, theme parks, and all things Disney!

Examples include: The Jungle Bookworms, A Whole New Word Seek, or Lilo & Stretch Letters!

So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!

Disney Puzzle Films, Shows, and Characters!

Crypto-Family Robinson / Swiss Family Ties Robinson

Beauty and the Beat the Clock / Beauty and the Word Seek


Abacus in Wonderland

The Throwbacks of Notre Dame

The Little Puzzler Mermaid / The Little MerMaze

Buried Treasure Island

101 Associations / A 101 Quotations

The Sword in the Stepping Stones

Mary Stoplines

Escape to Which Way Words Mountain

The Windowbox and the Hound

White Fan’ Words

These Three Musketeers / The Three of a Kind Musketeers

Oliver and Three’s Company

The Lotto King


Al-add-one / AladdIn the Middle

Crisscross-topher Robin

Crackerjacks Sparrow


Peter Panagrams

National Treasure Hunt

Monsters, Incognito

Cruella De-V-Words

Monkeys Go Home Runs

The Lucky Star to the Right

Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey-comb Tree

The Three Little Piggybacks

Off with her Heads & Tails

Cross Aristocats

The Jumble Book

Disney’s Into the Tanglewoods

Sheriff Callie’s Wild Window Boxes

Mickey Mouse Cryptohouse

Minnie’s Mixed Bag of Tricks!

Pluto in the Round

Snow Whitelines and The Shadow Dwarfs

Disney Theme Park Puzzles!

The Wonderful Codeword of Disney

Anagram Magic Kingdom / Animal Crackers Kingdom

Epcot In the Middle (or is it center???…)

The Carousel of Progress-ions

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spinwheel

Disney Song Puzzles!

“When You Wish Upon a Starspell”

“Whistle While You Framework”

“Be Our Guest Star Framework”

“The Pairs Necessities”

“Some Day My Printout Will Come”

“Under the ABC’s”

“It’s a Small Change (After All)”

“Can You Paint with All the Color by Numbers of the Wind?” / “Color of the Wind-ow Boxes”

“Circles in the Square of Life” / “The Full Circle of Life”

“Do You Want to Build-A-Pyramid?”

“Let It Go Fish”

“Heigh Ho HeigHocus Pocus”

“A Whole New Whirlybird”

“Song of the North South”

“You’ll Fill-In My Heart”

“Little Puzzler Showers”

“Step by Step in Time”

“Kakuro Matata”

“Be True To Your Hearts and Flowers”

“Bibbidi Bobbidi Boomerang” / “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Book” / “Bippity-Boppity-Bookworms”

“Zip-It Dee Doo Dah, Zip-It Dee Ay!
My oh my what a Number-Jumble day!
Plenty of Sunrays Headings my way!
Zip-It Dee Doo Dah, Zip-It Dee Ay!”

Have you come up with any Penny Dell Puzzle Disney entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!

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