The Little Town Hidden in Plain Sight

Next time you tour the World Showcase in Epcot, take a moment to stop and admire the miniature town built into the hillside between the Germany and Italy Pavilions. Created in 1/24th scale using LGB “G” scale miniatures, the town pays homage to Walt Disney’s love of trains.

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Imagineers trim the feature town nearest the walkway  with seasonal decorations from Flower and Garden banners in the spring to holiday decorations in December.

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Tunnels throughout the display allow several trains to travel from one town to another. Children of all ages enjoy walking through the display to see all the hidden details imagineers used to add life to the cities.

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So next time you pick up a beer and pretzel in Germany and begin that walk toward Italy, look away from the lagoon for a moment and stop to check out the display. You may even be inspired to start a new hobby.

 

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