This blog is here to document my latest 2009 project, an extensive recreation of the Disney 1954 movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea through a series of detailed miniature dioramas, all contained under my model railroad table. This will be a "crawl-thru" type attraction (What is a crawl-thru? Read about it here).
Like Disney, I usually tend to keep everything under-wraps until I unveil the final product at the end. However, by keeping everything a secret, I end up not taking any photos of my projects and it is often disappointing to not have any documentation in the end showing how everything worked and was constructed. This time, however, I will document every step in the process of the creation of the project with photos and drawings (and maybe some video) illustrating each leg of the construction. Even though the posts here will be chock-full of spoilers, it will show the amount of work that goes into this and other projects--which is often under-appreciated.
This blog includes weekly updates that consisted of notes, ideas, photos, and maybe some video of what was worked on each week up until the estimated completion date of December 2009. (It was officially finished on December 10th, 2009).
Planned to be completed by the coming winter, a major "crawl-through attraction" is being built under a large 12' X 5' table themed to the Disney Classic movie 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Although the content isn’t exactly original, compositions of the scenes and the execution of the presentation of the project will be completely original. It will done in a way as if it were a small attraction at a Disney park.
But hasn't a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction already been done? Yes... but of all the various attraction incarnations of the movie in the Disney parks around the world, none of them actually tell the story of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea which will be my intent. The presentation will be very similar to that of the windows on Disneyland's Main Street and the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-through where key and memorable scenes are represented through miniatures and dioramas-- all put together to tell a story.