MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Grizzly River RunDisney
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Grizzly River Run
Rate it  12345       Add a comment Add a comment   Zoom in  Zoom in
Shoot the rapids at Grizzly Peak Recreation Area!
About this creation

Winner of the ABS Forever Landscape Contest



Another addition to my Disney theme park collection. This time, some forced perspective at the Grizzly River Run in Disney's California Adventure Park.

I remember watching my old Disney VHS movies back around 2001 and seeing a preview for a new Disney park to be located right across from Disneyland. The commercial featured a majestic mountain range with a huge "bear-shaped" rock formation in the middle. I vividly recall ooooooooing and ahhhhhhhing at the bear rock, especially when the whole CGI mountain moved and gave out a ferocious roar!

When I visited the park after its opening, I soon discovered that the real mountain didn't move and you could only hear some echoing roars inside its many caverns. But I was not disappointed!

The Grizzly River Run attraction, as it is called, proved to be one of my longtime DCA favorites. The thrill of the whitewater rafting combined with the rich scenery of the great California outdoors and National Parks really appealed to me. This ride is always a fun delight on a warm, sunny day. It's cold and cloudy, you say? Just pack a poncho ;)







Grizzly Peak summit






One of the many friendly Cast Members helping park guests aboard their raft. Everyone have their FASTPASS?





Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Grizzly Peak Recreation Area. This project was mostly a practice at attempting forced perspective, but it was also a tribute to one of my favorite Disney's California Adventure attractions.

~Have a Zip-a-dee-doo-dah day!~



Comments

 I like it 
  August 20, 2012
Excellent work on this, excellent enough work to nab first place in the contest. Congratulations, and thanks for entering!
 I like it 
  August 5, 2012
Great shot, great forced perspective
 I like it 
  July 31, 2012
I really like the atmosphere of this photo. The rock is great too :) Thanks for your comment on my AT-PT btw.
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
I like the depth of field in your promo shot. Nice work. ~Dave
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
Heh, I remember one time when I went on this ride the rafts got backed up near the last drop for about 30 minutes. It was really fun anyway, because the other people on our raft were from Australia, so it was pretty neat talking to them.
 I made it 
  July 29, 2012
Quoting Jorden Davis Great FP! You've been busy lately! Keep it up!
Thanks! I've got a lot more projects on the way!
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
Nice job! 5/5
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
Great FP! You've been busy lately! Keep it up!
 I like it 
  July 29, 2012
Very cool build! The forced perspective seems spot on, truly feels to be a distant background
 I made it 
  July 28, 2012
Quoting George Marshall Epic! Although I have never been to the Disney Park in California, but the Kali Water Rafting at Disney World, Florida is pretty great! Well, enough about me, great job on the moc!
Kali River Rapids is almost exactly like Grizzly River Run, except the themeing (California national park vs. Asia) and Grizzly has more drops.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2012
Epic! Although I have never been to the Disney Park in California, but the Kali Water Rafting at Disney World, Florida is pretty great! Well, enough about me, great job on the moc!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2012
very nice scene!
 
By daevster !
Add to my favorite builders

12
people like this. See who.

1,506 visitors
12 comments
Added July 28, 2012
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Grizzly River RunDisney


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use