Mini Disney World - Fan-Made Model

Mainahman

Well-Known Member
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i have a basement..... hmmm seeing this makes me want to do things...
 

N2dru

Well-Known Member
Impressive...love theme park models. It's nice to find other fans into models and not just trading pins! I have a few models I'm working on myself.
 

JusticeDisney

Premium Member
Hey All!

So I finished my Quarantine Project this past weekend and had a feeling you guys would get a kick out of it - I've been a longtime collector of the Monorail Train Sets sold in the parks, and used to stare in awe at the old setup in Once Upon a Toy at the formerly-named Downtown Disney. Over the years I was able to complete my collection of the different Playsets, from The Haunted Mansion to Space Mountain and beyond, and always wanted to set up my own Mini Walt Disney World and fill in the gaps between the playsets with Models of my own making. By the time I'd actually gathered the skills to even attempt something like that I was out in the working world and couldn't make it a priority.

Cue lockdown! Suddenly for the first time in my adult life work wasn't standing between me and my silly dream project - so I went for it! And I went hard. Maybe too hard.

Since lockdown made it difficult to pick up new supplies, much of the new pieces were made exclusively out of leftover materials hanging around my workspace. Scraps of cardboard, pieces of foam, and lots of hot glue.

I wouldn't call it a Scale Model, since the scale is all over the place working backwards from the varying sizes of the Disney-made pieces, so it's really more of a caricature. I reached across years in choosing which attractions to represent - they range from all-time classics to long-gone favorites, and even some new rides that have very recently opened or are currently under construction at Walt Disney World.

I finally pulled it all out over the Fourth of July weekend and set it up the way it was meant to be seen - outside in a wild, sprawling mess, an enormous plaything, glowing in the night while the Monorails glide through it. My own little Small World. I'm just glad I was able to get it done before the real one opened back up. Hope you guys like!

Shoutout to @marni1971 who offered assistance in working out the Epcot portion of the model - Thank you!

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Aaaand a Video Tour for good measure:

Legitimately, one of the coolest things I have seen. Amazing job! Thanks for sharing!
 

D M C

Member
Hey All!

So I finished my Quarantine Project this past weekend and had a feeling you guys would get a kick out of it - I've been a longtime collector of the Monorail Train Sets sold in the parks, and used to stare in awe at the old setup in Once Upon a Toy at the formerly-named Downtown Disney. Over the years I was able to complete my collection of the different Playsets, from The Haunted Mansion to Space Mountain and beyond, and always wanted to set up my own Mini Walt Disney World and fill in the gaps between the playsets with Models of my own making. By the time I'd actually gathered the skills to even attempt something like that I was out in the working world and couldn't make it a priority.

Cue lockdown! Suddenly for the first time in my adult life work wasn't standing between me and my silly dream project - so I went for it! And I went hard. Maybe too hard.

Since lockdown made it difficult to pick up new supplies, much of the new pieces were made exclusively out of leftover materials hanging around my workspace. Scraps of cardboard, pieces of foam, and lots of hot glue.

I wouldn't call it a Scale Model, since the scale is all over the place working backwards from the varying sizes of the Disney-made pieces, so it's really more of a caricature. I reached across years in choosing which attractions to represent - they range from all-time classics to long-gone favorites, and even some new rides that have very recently opened or are currently under construction at Walt Disney World.

I finally pulled it all out over the Fourth of July weekend and set it up the way it was meant to be seen - outside in a wild, sprawling mess, an enormous plaything, glowing in the night while the Monorails glide through it. My own little Small World. I'm just glad I was able to get it done before the real one opened back up. Hope you guys like!

Shoutout to @marni1971 who offered assistance in working out the Epcot portion of the model - Thank you!

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Aaaand a Video Tour for good measure:

Such an amazing and beautiful creation!
 

thepirateking

Well-Known Member
@yensidtlaw1969 This is absolutely fabulous. What a truly awesome creation. You have my respect!

Your models, layout and lighting are great. And your audio work on the video was also a nice touch.

Thank you for sharing with everyone!
 

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