Ah, kiddie rides. Those things that practically suck the spare change out of your pockets (particularly if you're a parent) and are largely found in or near shopping malls. The things that attract little kids (and PeripheryDemographic crowds like bored or drunken teenagers) like magnets.

Originally introduced as a portable alternative of the carousel (and additional income earner for grocers), these have since crossed into MerchandiseDriven (and occasionally, MisaimedMarketing) subtrope territory with the introduction of the licensed kiddie ride. Now kids will be able to rent up to one and a half minutes of their favorite characters' time for a dollar or two.

Subset of TheMerch and one of the possible outcomes of being MerchandiseDriven. May cross paths with MisaimedMarketing.

If a TV show targeted at children gets too famous, it's bound to spawn at least one kiddie ride. If it has an {{Earworm}} theme tune, the ride will play it every five minutes to [[AttractMode attract attention]], and on repeat while in operation.

'''Note:''' This index is a list of shows and franchises that have been immortalized by having their characters licensed for being made into a kiddie ride. It does not involve works that feature a kiddie ride in their plots; those belong under another trope.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
Word of warning: The Japanese are very fond of kiddie rides. Expect to see quite a number of them, especially in MisaimedMarketing territory.
* {{Doraemon}}: All made by NamcoBandai under the Banpresto brand, there's a Doraemon time machine ride with an interactive screen and buttons (actually, there are two versions of the time machine ride- the one with the interactive screen mentioned, and a older, smaller version of the ride that lacks the screen), a Giant Doraemon that fits two kids and move in a spinning motion (also having an interactive screen and buttons), a Doraemon pirate ship (again, with an interactive screen and buttons), one with Doraemon sitting on a cloud with the rider, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and a fire engine with Doraemon on it]]. Again, sadly, officially they're NoExportForYou and can only be found in Japan, although like other Japanese arcade machines they've been unofficially exported to other Asian countries via grey-market imports. Aside from that, however, there's also dozens of Chinese-made unlicensed knockoffs which are sadly, much more prevalent.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}''
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}''
* ''Franchise/HelloKitty''
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (A NamcoBandai ride. It dispenses either candy or capsule toys when the ride ends).
* Manga/OnePiece: [[http://manjiro.com/catalogkiddieonepiecethepirate.html A textbook example of]] MisaimedMarketing.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}} - Tons of Batmobile rides. Perhaps one of the earliest known example of licensed vehicle rides.
* TheIncredibleHulk
* ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} - Two reasonably well-designed rides, and one that's just da-da. And oh, dozens of unlicensed ripoffs.
* {{Spider-Man}} - Since when does he have a helicopter?
* Franchise/{{Superman}} - Yep, he's stopping the train you're in.
* Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles - The turtle van.
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} - Two models exist- one with Garfield driving a taxi, the other design is a giant Garfield which the rider sits in. Plus one unlicensed rip-off of the latter model, complete with a bow on Garfield's head, if you want to get technical. The rides were made in the 1990s by Jolly Roger, the same company that put out the Stuart Little, Clifford, Arthur and the da-da design Peanuts ride.
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[[folder: Film]]
* [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 102 Dalmatians]]
* Disney/{{Dumbo}}
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}
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[[folder:Literature]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} - A school bus ride was made by Jolly Roger in the United Kingdom in the early 2000s.
* WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill
* RichardScarrysBusyTown
* Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog - One made by Jolly Roger in the United Kingdom in the early 2000s.
* Literature/MrMen - Two models (a Mr. Funny car and a Mr. Bump seesaw) were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s.
* NoddysToylandAdventures - Noddy rides are just as popular as the Postman Pat rides, and it shows. Almost a dozen designs exist (including one version that plays back a UsefulNotes/LaserDisc video onto a monitor positioned in front of the ride), and the ride manufacturer license has changed hands several times. The latest ride designed is a carousel by Kiddy Rides UK. Perhaps unsurprisingly, all the rides feature Noddy's little yellow car. The rides has also been exported worldwide- one has been seen in a UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, of all places.
* PaddingtonBear - an open-top blue taxi by OMC electronics based on the 70s stop-motion series, and later, a regular taxi by Jolly Roger (which comes in two colors- Dark Red and Black) which was based on the 1997 Creator/{{Cinar}} series.
* WesternAnimation/SpotTheDog - Did not do well in arcades and malls in the United Kingdom due to the design, but apparently did well enough in Australia to warrant a rumored second design.
* WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine - At least half a dozen models (including a carousel plus a roof-less variant of said carousel) come from the UK alone, and with at least three more models (including an interactive model with a video screen) being produced in Japan by Banpresto (NamcoBandai).
* Franchise/WinnieThePooh - No less than 5 designs exist, including a spinner, a carousel and a see-saw.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Andy Pandy''
* Series/BananasInPyjamas
* Series/BarneyAndFriends - At least four different ride designs are known to exist (Barney car, Barney train, Barney tractor, and a carousel). All models are made by [=Fun2Learn=], except the tractor, which was made by Jolly Roger in the early 2000s.
* Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse - One was made by [=Fun2Learn=] in the early 2000s.
* Series/{{Brum}}
* Series/CrocodileHunter - [[http://i.imgur.com/dRwCAKg.jpg Complete with fiberglass Steve Irwin mannequin]]. Each ride also has a plaque saying that each ride was built in memory of the late Steve Irwin.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gave rise to a [[http://www.projectdalek.co.uk/files/eggstras/edwinhall.html coin-operated Dalek ride]] back in TheSixties.
* Series/HeresHumphrey
* Series/HiFive
* InTheNightGarden
* WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane
* {{Lazytown}} - What's a flypod?
* ''Muffin the Mule''
* PlaySchool - The Australian version, at least, spawned a carousel.
* Series/SesameStreet - At least half a dozen designs are known to exist. Particularly prevalent are rides that feature [[TheScrappy Elmo]]. All models are made by [=Fun2Learn=] (beginning to see a pattern?)
* Series/TheSootyShow - An interactive educational camper van was produced by RG Mitchells.
* Series/{{Teletubbies}} actually had ''three''. Two carousels (one single-seater and one three-seater) with the main characters and the other one featuring the {{Ensemble Darkhorse}} Noo-Noo.
* Series/{{Thunderbirds}}
* Series/{{Tweenies}} - Actually spawned two rides: the rocket from the opening theme, and EnsembleDarkhorse Doodles.
* Franchise/UltraSeries
* TheWiggles
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[[folder:Video Games]]
Yes, even video games, a distant relative to the Kiddie Ride, are not exempt from this trope.
* VideoGame/SuperMarioBros: Yeah, there's one where you get to ride on Yoshi and watch a Mario figure kick a Koopa Troopa shell repetitively while the ride was in motion. It's by Banpresto (now NamcoBandai), who at that time (the mid-90s) has an alliance with Nintendo for amusement arcade games. There's another ride in the shape of a carriage with a monitor and interactive buttons. Unfortunately, [[NoExportForYou they're Japan-only]] (although they've been parallel imported into several Asian countries).
** There's also a VideoGame/MarioKart ride made by OMC Electronics.
* SonicTheHedgehog is also not exempted- the infamous Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and Sonic Cosmo Fighter are two early kiddie rides made by Sega themselves (although these rides also featured built-in monitors that played out a basic "game" while the ride is in use, blurring the line a bit between them and arcade games). There's also a new Sonic ride based on Sonic's car in SonicAndSegaAllStarsRacing (unlike the other Sonic attempts, this one is a straight up kiddie ride), again built by Sega themselves.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Franchise/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}
* WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder
* BudgieTheLittleHelicopter
* Classic Creator/{{Disney}} characters- Perhaps most infamously, [[http://www.imagepoop.com/image/741/Perverted-Donald-Duck-Kiddie-Ride.html this]] DonaldDuck ride which got people wondering what Disney was thinking when they approved the design. It could be FridgeBrilliance (do ducks even have ''[[UnusualEuphemism manhoods]]''?) or it could be a successful case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar of an unfortunate CloudCuckoolander rep that Disney sent to meet with the designers. The world will never know. [[Administrivia/PleaseNoNatter And we'll leave it at that.]]
** Also from the maker of said Donald Duck ride: Donald not spicy enough for you? How about getting laid by Franchise/{{Marsupilami}} [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3376244737_0a34cc48dc.jpg instead]]?
* WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer
* WesternAnimation/FiremanSam
* WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones. Yes, really. Milked to the bone in that Dino, as well as Fred and Barney's cars, were made into rides, and the milking is still happening with ride design revamps due to the license changing hands!
* TheKoalaBrothers - the brothers' plane.
* Disney/TheLionKing. They made a Pumbaa ride. Why Pumbaa? Why not cub!Simba? No one knows. Then again, it's from the same maker as the offensive Donald Duck and Marsupilami ride, which is probably self-explanatory. Just thank your lucky stars that they didn't put Pumbaa in ''that pose''.
* WesternAnimation/LittleEinsteins - A Rocket ride, but the kids only exists as stickers stuck to the ride.
* WesternAnimation/MightyMouse
* Franchise/MyLittlePony (Specifically, MyLittlePonyTales. Practically inevitable, that one.)
* WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies
* WesternAnimation/PeppaPig
* WesternAnimation/{{Pingu}}
* WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther - At least three designs were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s: a police van with the Panther sitting on top, a seesaw, and a train with both the Panther and Clouseau.
* WesternAnimation/PostmanPat - The infamous post van (which has been redesigned twice over[[note]]The original van was built by OMC Electronics. The license then went over to RG Mitchells for a while, where they produced a limited run of a version of the van with a rolling road display, before finally landing in the hands of [=Fun2Learn=], which removed the rolling road display and revamped the ride design[[/note]] ), the helicopter from ''Postman Pat: SDS'', and a strange ride where you get to sit on a sack of mail next to Pat. The signature van design is a pretty common ride all over the UK.
* WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters - Now you can drive Ecto-1!
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker - Two designs were made by Jolly Roger in the 1990s: one with Woody and Chilly Willy in a plane, and another with the two on a fire engine.
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