A Handy Disney Fan Recreated Fantasyland in His Basement
Disneyland has many loyal fans, but very few of them have built detailed replicas of their favorite theme park at home. Not so for the guy who built out this basement, spotted by io9, to look exactly like Fantasyland, one of the original themed areas in Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom.
The incredibly detailed recreation is modeled after the exteriors of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Village Haus restaurant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, and Geppetto’s Workshop. The leaded glass, brickwork, woodwork, lighting, and metalwork are all made to look exactly like the real thing.
But the most impressive part of the creation isn’t architectural: This guy has designed not only different lighting settings to reflect the daytime and nighttime look of the park, but he’s also set up recordings that play crowd sounds and cue music that make it feel like a real amusement park. There are limits to the mimicry, though; as lifelike as the architecture is, behind the doors are actual living spaces, not rides.
The basement isn’t the most Disney-fied home we’ve witnessed. That award may go to the Washington family, who turned their entire house into a tribute to Snow White. With this level of detail, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if this guy eventually renovated his entire house to celebrate his Disneyland obsession.