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 us if we could help.

Their goal, they 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! We 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 their stunning fairytale façade. Even our brand-new containers aren’t exactly fit for a princess, but with some clever planning, we were able to ensure that they 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 2.69m tall inside, so there’s plenty of headroom.

THE DELIVERY

All but two of the containers delivered were standard TITAN high cube stock. Two additional ones had to be modified by our expert engineering team in Bristol, who had them for several weeks to carry out necessary structural reinforcement works.

Once this was done, all 16 containers were taken to Greenwich in London to be transformed into the Disney castle 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 Saudi Arabia.

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 be 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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