Disneyland Matterhorn Fan Builds Mini Version in His Backyard–Complete With Animatronic Yeti


What do you do when Disneyland is shut down and you are quarantined due to COVID-19? Build a mini Matterhorn coaster of course!

At least that’s what Sean LaRochelle, a architecture graduate student from Clemson University did when he, his wife and three children, his parents and siblings quarantined together in California.

He started the job in March and had it finished by July. The finished coaster it was 400 feet long and takes almost a minute to ride it. That’s not all, it also has waterfalls and an animatronic yeti!

Growing up going to Disneyland he wanted to recreate what he could.

Here’s what he said to CNN:

“I wanted to do it really well. I wanted to be very detailed. I was like, imagine that I was an Imagineer and that I was trying to put the same care and quality into the product. And so for me, that was the most important thing.”

“We’re not, you know, mechanical engineers. We’re not, you know, artisans, we’re just people. And you know, I think it goes to show that anyone can do this stuff.”

He’s put up some videos on his YouTube Magictecture channel:

Here’s a POV ride-through:

That’s a pretty impressive feat. A lot of us just binge watched Netflix and Disney+.

Maybe Disney Imagineering should give him a call!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: CNN, Magictecture

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