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THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN… Miniaturizing Disney!

In this week’s WDW Radio Disney Book Club, one of the topics we are reading about and discussing is Walt’s interest in and fascination with miniatures. In The Vault of Walt, author Jim Korkis explains,

“.. for a man who always had big dreams, Walt Disney took some of his greatest delight in the world of miniatures.  For decades, he both constructed and collected a huge variety of intricate tiny objects.  Sometimes those small objects inspired some much larger idea including attractions at the Disney theme parks.” (Korkis, pg. 13)

Indeed, miniatures can be seen used in Disneyland’s Storybookland Canal Boats and with the model train display in EPCOT’s Germany pavilion.  This gave us a radical idea: how would you like a Disney attraction, like “It’s a Small World,” to be miniaturized and put on display like the trains in Germany?   The miniaturization would free up valuable land, allowing for a newer thrill ride to be built in its place?

Give it some thought and cast your vote below!  In the comments section, tell us YOUR ideas for other ways to incorporate miniatures in Walt Disney World.

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Click here for more information and questions on the  The The Vault of Walt – WDW Radio Disney Book Club