Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A Quarantined Life for Me!—Watch How This Latter-day Saint Family Is Recreating Iconic Disneyland Rides at Home

by | Mar. 23, 2020


Disneyland may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but that isn’t stopping a Latter-day Saint family in Monroe, Utah, from enjoying the iconic Disneyland rides.

According to BuzzFeed, the Thornock family travels to Disneyland once or twice each year. All it took was a little creativity for the family to recreate the classic Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion rides at home during this time of social distancing.

"We just went off our memory of the ride and did the best with what we had," mom Julie Thornock told BuzzFeed, noting that it only took about 45 minutes to film the clip and another 45 minutes for her daughter to edit it on her phone.

The video of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride was published on Facebook on Friday, March 20. As of March 23, the video had over 4 million views and more than 63,000 comments.

Scenes of the recreated Pirates of the Caribbean ride include two passengers boarding a boat, which "floats" past a man in a rocking chair playing a banjo. The boat then heads down the “big drop” before passing through Dead Man’s Cove.

The Thornock family also recreated the Haunted Mansion ride with a special appearance from the hitchhiking ghosts. 

Watch both videos below.


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. 

Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com