TITAN HELPS CREATE A FANTASY DISNEY CASTLE TO TOUR THE WORLD

Published:
DISNEY
Containers needed:
16
Models supplied:
Location:
UK and worldwide
Sector:
Entertainment

When we were asked how our extra-tall high cube containers could be used as building blocks for a touring Disney castle, our engineers had plenty of ideas. 

THE CHALLENGE

Balich Wonder Studio, a Milan-based creator of live events and spectacles, had been contacted by Disney to create a fairytale castle that would tour the world. Balich knew of TITAN’s experience in both the shipping container and events spaces and asked TITAN’s UK team if they could help.

The goal, Balich explained, was to create a portable castle that would use shipping containers in two ways: to transport the castle from country to country and as the building blocks for the structure itself.

THE SOLUTION

What a brief! Our engineers looked at Balich’s plans and calculated that 16 x 40ft high cube containers would be ideal to serve as the skeleton on which they could place the stunning fairytale façade. We know that even our brand-new containers aren’t exactly fit for a princess, so with some clever planning, we were able to ensure the 16 containers we supplied would never be seen. Paying guests would turn up, see the completed structure – and be blissfully unaware of the industrial shipping containers on which it was built.

Fitting the exterior into the containers for shipping was no problem at all. High cubes are a towering 8.8ft tall inside, so there’s plenty of headroom.

THE DELIVERY

Two of the containers delivered were standard TITAN high cube stock, but a colossal 14 additional ones had to be modified by the expert TITAN engineering team in Bristol on England’s southwest coast. Over the course of several weeks, they carried out structural reinforcement works to strengthen the top of each container. Their mission also included extensive modifications to the containers’ exteriors so that the facade of the Disney castle could safely be secured.

Once this was done, all 16 containers were taken to Greenwich in London to be transformed into the jaw-dropping Disney attraction that would tour the world. When Balich had completed their fine-tuning and signed off the project, everything was loaded onto a boat bound for the Middle East.

THE RESULTS

The pictures, we think, speak for themselves. They perfectly illustrate just how versatile containers can be – and also hint at the kind of projects that our engineers can help bring to life. Events and spectacles are fast-growing areas for TITAN: we have the stock and know-how to create huge sound walls for movie production, instant arenas for sporting events and – as we now know – robust, towering frames that Walt Disney himself would have been proud of.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

We’re masters of converting shipping containers into anything imaginable and have the stock, experience and logistics support to make your next larger-than-life project a reality. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

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