A Handy Disney Fan Recreated Fantasyland in His Basement

Larzland, YouTube
Larzland, YouTube

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 eye-catching basement is the work of a YouTube user who goes by the moniker Larzland. In his video, he narrates a short tour of the space, which is truly the work of a Disney superfan.

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.

[h/t io9]

These Rugged Steel-Toe Boots Look and Feel Like Summer Sneakers

Indestructible Shoes
Indestructible Shoes

Thanks to new, high-tech materials, our favorite shoes are lighter and more comfortable than ever. Unfortunately, one thing most sneakers are not is durable. They can’t protect your feet from the rain, let alone heavy objects. Luckily, as their name implies, Indestructible Shoes has come up with a line of steel-toe boots that look and feel like regular sneakers.

Made to be incredibly strong but still lightweight, every pair of Indestructible Shoes has steel toes, skid-proof grips, and shock-absorption technology. But they don't look clunky or bulky, which makes them suitable whether you're going to work, the gym, or a family gathering.

The Hummer is Indestructible Shoes’s most well-rounded model. It features European steel toes to protect your feet, while the durable "flymesh" material wicks moisture to keep your feet feeling fresh. The insole features 3D arch support and extra padding in the heel cup. And the outsole features additional padding that distributes weight and helps your body withstand strain.

Indestructible Shoes Hummer.
The Hummer from Indestructible Shoes.
Indestructible Shoes

There’s also the Xciter, Indestructible Shoes’s latest design. The company prioritized comfort for this model, with the same steel toes as the Hummer, but with additional extra-large, no-slip outsoles capable of gripping even smooth, slippery surfaces—like, say, a boat deck. The upper is made of breathable moisture-wicking flymesh to help keep your feet dry in the rain or if you're wearing them on the water.

If you want a more breathable shoe for the peak summer months, there's the Ryder. This shoe is designed to be a stylish solution to the problem of sweaty feet, thanks to a breathable mesh that maximizes airflow and minimizes sweat and odor. Meanwhile, extra padding in the midsole will keep your feet protected.

You can get 44 percent off all styles if you order today.

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Mark Hamill Revealed the One Line From Star Wars: A New Hope That Wasn't Scripted

Michael Tran/Getty Images
Michael Tran/Getty Images

Mark Hamill is truly the ultimate resource when it comes to behind-the-scenes knowledge of the Star Wars franchise. He has previously revealed his favorite scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and his thoughts on his final appearance as Luke Skywalker in The Rise of Skywalker, as well as giving hilarious explanations for old set photos. Hamill often responds to fan questions about the films on Twitter, and he recently gave an inside look at a moment from Episode IV.

Twitter user @CharlestonBrian posted an image with text that read: "Luke's line in A New Hope, 'I can't see a thing in this helmet,' was not scripted. Mark Hamill said this to Harrison Ford when he thought the cameras had stopped rolling. They, however, decided to leave it in." Naturally, Luke Skywalker himself had something to add.

"It was not scripted, but I said it when I knew the cameras were rolling. I knew it didn't matter because I had the helmet on & no one could see my face anyway. Everyone liked it, so George [Lucas] let me keep the line in subsequent takes. #TrueStory," Hamill explained. You can check out the exchange below.

It's fun to hear about unexpected movie moments that made the final cut despite not being planned. With any luck, Hamill will continue to reveal Star Wars facts and trivia for years to come. And in the meantime, all nine movies in the Skywalker Saga are currently available to stream on Disney+. Watch with a subscription here.

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