Make your own magic

A little downtime, a little obsession and a lot of creativity provide a virtual vacation

While the coronavirus has put a damper on everyone’s travel plans, there are a few people who haven’t let it stop them from experiencing their favorite vacation destination.

Though he, his wife and two kids had to cancel their planned trip to Walt Disney World, John Wayne Daugherty has recreated portions of the resort out of Lego. A visit to the Daugherty’s Texas home would reveal miniature versions of Main Street USA, the Walt Disney World Railroad and Cinderella Castle, among other attractions.

Here’s a tour of Daugherty’s creation:

Travis Larson took it a step further. This Utah dad recreated a good portion of the Disneyland Resort version of Fantasyland in his basement two years ago. The utterly immersive environment includes facades and sections of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Geppetto’s Workshop and the Village Haus Restaurant. He also installed daytime and nighttime lighting and audio elements. The level of detail is mind-blowing.

Here’s a tour of Larson’s work that features the Disneyland audio added.

Dave Sheegog took it outside. The Anaheim resident built a miniature version of the California resort in his backyard. Of course, a world this detailed wasn’t just slapped together since the coronavirus put everyone at home. He’s been working on it for 20 years – and he’s got more planned.

Looks like I need to up my quarantine game.

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