Watch A Very Relaxing Vacation

Watch a very relaxing vacation scene from Vacation 1983 starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

Dialogues with pictures

CLARK GRISWOLD: If we're not there by 10:00 a.m., we'll be completely off schedule. I planned very carefully so that we would be at Walley World early Saturday. ELLEN: Sparky, I know what this trip means to youI know what this trip means to you and that you want all of us to have a great time, but it is a long way to Walley World. I think it would be easier on all of us if you would just try to relax. CLARK GRISWOLD: I'm way ahead of you, honey. ELLEN: When did you get these glasses? CLARK GRISWOLD: Oh, I have my little secrets. ELLEN: What a nice thought. CLARK GRISWOLD: Don't drink yet! Ready? I would like to propose a toast. To a very restful vacation. Here's to a very relaxing vacationHere's to a very relaxing vacation. To a renewed love affair. To a time of joy with our kids. You know, I've never told you this. I know it's been a rough beginning. ELLEN: I think there's something wrong here! CLARK GRISWOLD: It's the bed. It will slow down in a second. I got it! Here, hold on to these. ELLEN: What are you doing? CLARK GRISWOLD: Let's try this, my darling. ELLEN: We haven't done this in a long time. Oh! Clark! AUDREY: What's that noise? RUSS: What's going on? CLARK GRISWOLD: Don't you kids knock anymore? RUSS: Sorry, we thought you were fighting. CLARK GRISWOLD: No one is fighting in here. It is very late. AUDREY: Where is Mom? ELLEN: I'm under here, kids. Go back to bed. CLARK GRISWOLD: Go back to bed now. The bed was very soft. AUDREY: Weirdo-rama!


The Wagon Queen Family Truckster station wagon was created specifically for the film. It is based on a 1983 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon.

The movie was shot in Boone, Colorado and parts in Monument Valley, Utah; Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia and Magic Mountain in California; Southern Colorado, and St. Louis, Missouri.

directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, John Candy, and Christie Brinkley in her acting debut with special appearances by Eddie Bracken, Brian Doyle-Murray, Miriam Flynn, James Keach, Eugene Levy, and Frank McRae. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story Vacation '58 which appeared in National Lampoon. It tells the story of a family that goes on a cross-country trip to an amusement park as hilarious hi-jinks occur along the way.

In the film, the Walley World theme park is represented by Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. Santa Anita Park's large parking lot and blue-tinged fascia served as the exterior of Walley World, while all park interior scenes were shot at Magic Mountain.

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