Disneyland mega fan builds replica of Matterhorn rollercoaster in garden in lockdown – and it's incredible

A MAN and his brother decided that if they couldn't go to Disneyland, then Disneyland would come to them – by building a miniature version of the Matterhorn ride.

Sean LaRochelle from California spent the summer lockdown building the amazing rollercoaster, which is a fully working imitation.

Sean, who is studying architecture, started the project in March and finished it over the summer along with his help from his brother.

As his favourite rollercoaster, he told ABC7: "I always wanted to build a ride and Disney rides are always special to me because they're themed, they tell a unique story.

"[People] 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 said he tried to get all of the details, including the infamous yeti, which are part of the iconic ride.





He also said his brother is a "mathematical genius" who helped design the two-story rollercoaster.

Sean added: "For me growing up, Disney was a huge part of that and so I definitely wanted to bring that to my family."

Disneyland California closed in March, and remains closed without a reopening date due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Sean isn't the first person to build a ride in his garden – one grandad built a mini roller coaster from cinderblocks and wooden poles.

A 36-year-old inventor even created a 360 degree swing ride in his garden for his son.

Lockdown has inspired many families to get their gardens in top shape to enjoy as a family.

One woman transformed her tired looking space into a more modern garden in just two weeks using wooden pallets.

A couple even created their own outdoor cabin for just £5,700, after being quoted £25,000.

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