Disneyland Hercules Parade Model, 1997

My original plastic and wood model based on Jody Daily's float concept for the "Hercules Victory Parade" which ran at Disneyland in 1997. Jody's idea was for a deadly carnival ride, with Hades' henchmen Pain and Panic screeching around on a rickety roller coaster track, in and out of metal doors at the front and rear of the float. Medusa's gaping mouth conjured a fun-house tunnel, while a giant rusted iron figure of Hades had spinning saw blades on the ends of its arms. A costumed performer as the "real" Hades stood on a pedestal in the center of the scene.


We loved the soundtrack for this unit, which consisted of psychotic circus music and the constant screaming of the characters riding the little roller-coaster. It was pretty funny...

  • xxtomslickxx 7y

    The ride float looks like something out of a Tim Burton flick....Pretty cool looking...I'm all about the old carny rides, and I wish the Pike was still around.
  • Matt Jones 7y

    We just had the famous Carnaval here in Nice & I'm always disappointed with the designs of the floats! Your models are fantastic & the Hades float must have been very impressive.
  • Nicki 7y

    That is one amazing model! I wish my model making skills were as ace as that!
  • Sher Christopher 7y

    Loved the movie and this is one of my favourite villians! I agree with xxtomslickxx - very Tim Burton fell about it. Would love to see this close up.
  • arbito 7y

  • madenart 6y

    I am such a big fan, I love all your work!! I would love to get into making models myself, but haven't found the right kind of material to use, mostly I have been using Sculpy clays... I am going to try Super Sculpy soon, I hear that is great for detail. If you don't mind me asking, what are the mediums you use to sculpt? You mentioned plastic above... is there a type of moldable plastic?? I would really appreciate any advice. :) Thank you!!! -- Mary
  • Chriseg1 5y

    I always liked your projects, This was a fun one too. lots of small intricate parts to mold and cast. We had lots of left over parts floating around for a long time after, everyone wanted them.
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