Several of us have pondered how to keep the magic alive while the Disney Parks have been closed during quarantine. We’ve seen families recreate the park rides by making at-home versions of Splash Mountain, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and even the Haunted Mansion. Disney has even given us recipes to DIY our own Dole Whips and beloved churros to satisfy our sweet treat cravings. But one Texas man exceeded the boundaries of creativity and created his own replica of Main Street USA at The Disneyland Resort.
His name is John Daugherty, and it took him over 300 hours to build the iconic castle and main entrance to the Magic Kingdom. Being a longtime LEGO fan and frequent Disneyland guest, when the Cinderella Castle LEGO set launched in 2017, he got right to work.
He has been building all of these sets shown below separately, but thought that putting all of them together during quarantine would be perfect. Check out his creation down below!
For a total of 25 sets and over 300 hours of work, this replica is the ultimate culmination of his passions.
The replica displays some of your favorite characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and even the princess herself, Cinderella.
The inside of the Cinderella Castle LEGO set has even more Disney characters, but it also features plenty of rooms and props from the iconic 1950 movie.
Daugherty did not miss a single detail in recreating arguably the most iconic entrance in a theme park. His Main Street USA features the shops, guests, and even Cast Members that you would normally find at the ‘happiest place on earth’.
The Walt Disney World Resort will be opening its doors in exactly a week (July 11th) to those of you with park reservations. Cast Member previews at Walt Disney World will begin on July 7th, while Disneyland’s reopening is still indefinitely postponed.