About Us

Welcome Aboard Pink Monorail!

I’m Michelle Valladolid and I’ve been writing about the themed entertainment industry for over 30 years. I’m crazy for theme parks, themed home design, and all of the media that support their stories.

The Monorail travels all over, so you’ll find news and information here about everything from collectible toys to up-and-coming theme park technology.

If you’re looking for juicy rumors, I post a MiceAge Rumor Update every Tuesday at MiceChat.com. If you’re looking for my podcasts, both “I Want That” with Jim Hill, about merchandise, and “Pink Monorail Podcast” with Alice Hill, about everything, can be found at iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

I love Iwao Takamoto’s character design, so when it was time to come up with a logo, I asked Noe (artist and husband) to come up with something in Takamoto’s style. I think he did a perfect job with the homage to a great character designer. Thanks Iwao and Noe!