California man builds giant Disney-inspired rollercoaster in his own backyard

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A man has gone viral on social media after building a giant Disney-inspired rollercoaster in his own backyard.

Per a recent report by ABC News 13, Sean LaRochelle, who hails from the town of Napa in Californian, has managed to self-fund and build an amazing recreation of the Disney rollercoaster Matterhorn bobsled rollercoaster ride in his garden.

Take a look at the reveal of Sean's ride in the video below:
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Assisted by his brother and around 30 friends, Sean has been sharing updates on the progress of his project on the YouTube channel Magictecture and recently revealed his incredible "Alpine Escape" ride.

As you can see in the footage above, the miniature amusement ride features many of the same details boasted by the original, from the inclusion of a steed drop, an interior cave area, and even a yeti.

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In a recent interview with ABC, Sean claimed he was motivated to create his astonishing homemade rollercoaster after learning of a family from Morgan Hill, in California, who recreated a Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired ride in their own home.

Speaking to ABC, Sean stated:

"I always wanted to build a ride and Disney rides are always special to me because they're themed; they tell a unique story."

Sean added that lockdown restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic came with an upside for him, giving him the free time to work on his personal projects.

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Sean continued:

"They talk about all the negatives of COVID, but one of the benefits of COVID is you have all this time and you realize you know, 'what can I be doing with all this time?'"

He added:

"COVID changed everything and you know, you want to bring a little bit of normalcy back into your life and for me growing up, Disney was a huge part of that, and so I definitely wanted to bring that to my family."

An image of a rollercoaster.
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Sean also told ABC that he can't wait to build another rollercoaster in the future. So why not subscribe to his YouTube channel, and keep up to date with what he's got planned next.

California man builds giant Disney-inspired rollercoaster in his own backyard

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

A man has gone viral on social media after building a giant Disney-inspired rollercoaster in his own backyard.

Per a recent report by ABC News 13, Sean LaRochelle, who hails from the town of Napa in Californian, has managed to self-fund and build an amazing recreation of the Disney rollercoaster Matterhorn bobsled rollercoaster ride in his garden.

Take a look at the reveal of Sean's ride in the video below:
[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHLW0olSXOI]]

Assisted by his brother and around 30 friends, Sean has been sharing updates on the progress of his project on the YouTube channel Magictecture and recently revealed his incredible "Alpine Escape" ride.

As you can see in the footage above, the miniature amusement ride features many of the same details boasted by the original, from the inclusion of a steed drop, an interior cave area, and even a yeti.

[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A68PYrqSVRA]]

In a recent interview with ABC, Sean claimed he was motivated to create his astonishing homemade rollercoaster after learning of a family from Morgan Hill, in California, who recreated a Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired ride in their own home.

Speaking to ABC, Sean stated:

"I always wanted to build a ride and Disney rides are always special to me because they're themed; they tell a unique story."

Sean added that lockdown restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic came with an upside for him, giving him the free time to work on his personal projects.

[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIt5k7RP4V4]]

Sean continued:

"They talk about all the negatives of COVID, but one of the benefits of COVID is you have all this time and you realize you know, 'what can I be doing with all this time?'"

He added:

"COVID changed everything and you know, you want to bring a little bit of normalcy back into your life and for me growing up, Disney was a huge part of that, and so I definitely wanted to bring that to my family."

An image of a rollercoaster.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: Pexels]]

Sean also told ABC that he can't wait to build another rollercoaster in the future. So why not subscribe to his YouTube channel, and keep up to date with what he's got planned next.