May 2018

An underwater themed play space featuring favourite Disney characters

The Disney Reef, a colourful, underwater-themed space of approximately 3,000 square feet is positioned at the heart of London’s Great Ormond Street hospital. In addition to being one of the prime design collaborators, Propability were also engaged to construct and install the immersive Disney environment. Propability ensured that all aspects of The Reef are durable, safe and sustainable with structural steels inside the masts and the Atlantis arches to ensure the environment stands up in all weathers.

The underwater landscape features numerous coves, reefs and an underwater cave. A magnificently detailed, sunken galleon takes central stage. A giant clam sits with its outer shell to the rest of The Reef. Throughout the coves, bays and landmarks are populated with sculptures of many familiar Disney characters. There is Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Ariel from The Little Mermaid as well as Nemo and Dory with a 2.4 metre tall Hank, the lovable septapus from DisneylPixar’s Finding Nemo.

All characters were brought to life by Propability, many sculpted traditionally by hand and others created using Propability’s 6 Axis milling robot.