More Zombie Adventureland Projects

This week has brought flash floods, a root canal and birthday parties.  It also brings an update for a few WIP’s that I’m working on for the Zombie Adventureland project.  I didn’t realize when I started that this was actually 3 smaller projects wrapped into one.  When you first enter Adventureland from the central castle area you pass through the Persian area which then turns into “Tiki-land” and is capped off by the pirate plaza area.  So I’m working on all of them simultaneously to get started.  This is a map that you can get at the park to play the Sorcerers of Magic Kingdom collectable card game.


First off we have a foamboard building for the Aladdin area.   I hope to do three or four more styles at least.



Next is a tiki hut and some tiki umbrellas made from the Hirst Art conical roof mold #86.



Moving along the path we have the workings of the entrance to the Jungle Cruise attraction:



Also, in progress, is a gift shop complex that acts as a transitional terrain piece to tie them all together.  This isn’t based on anything in particular but it will be one of the several locations that zombies will spawn from during the game.



And finally some more flowerbeds backed by some plastic landscaping edging. I found a crate of this stuff at my local Habitat for Humanity store for a few bucks and always thought someday I’ll use this for something.  Well now I know what to do with it!


Everything still needs signage and details so this is far from over.  Several more structures for each area and a lot more landscaping!

Thanks for dropping by,

Night Owl


Breaking News: Zombies have taken over Disney World!!!

Firstly, I should preclude this project with the following statement:  I am a huge fan of Walt Disney, the man and his vision.  I grew up going to Disneyland and have visited Disney World six times in the last 20 years – not an easy trip to make from Colorado.  I can’t wait to back.

That said my newest project involves the desecration of my favorite place.  Well, kinda.  Confused yet?  Rather it involves the liberation of my favorite place.  I’ve always wanted to recreate Disney Park attractions but what do I do with them once their built?  I’ve found a solution – wargaming!


Quick back story (to be fleshed out at a later time):

Day 1:  A new mutated strain of the brain eating parasite infects a frog in a drainage ditch somewhere in DW.  An opportunistic egret decides this flailing amphibian is an easy meal, proceeds to devour it and returns to its roost in a nearby tree.

Day 2: The bird now infected by the parasite and not thinking clearly flies off and lands in the Blizzard Beach Water Park before opening hours and perishes in the large wave pool.  Employees, upon discovering the bird, net it out and dispose of it following the normal sanitary procedures.  The parasite has however has mutated to become immune to chlorine and the normal shock chemicals of the pool and can be transmitted via airborne methods like the flu.  The attendance today is over 5000 people.  The infected return to their resorts and hotels.

Day 3: The next morning 4000+ of the infected gather in different parks:  The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, etc.  This results in 120,000 infected park attendees…you know where this is going, right?

Day 4:

Yep, you guessed it.  Zombies have taken over Disney World!  Cheesy? Yea, but hey, c’mon it’s zombies.

I have acquired a few Disney play sets over the years from second-hand stores but will have to make most myself.  The story begins on day 5 after the parks have been quarantined and the military has been brought in.  Our first area to clean up will be Adventureland.  What do we think of first when we think of Adventureland?  Pirates of the Caribbean of course.









Also needed some scatter terrain for obstacles:





And the obligatory “Hidden Mickey” which I will add somewhere to random pieces:


So, another project to be visited on and off just to keep things exciting.

Stay tuned!


Night Owl