Memorable Disney Moments
Part 7 - Fantasia

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CONGRATULATIONS to Stacey on her accomplishment! Presenting Ravensburger's, Disney Memorable Moments in it completion. The following is:

Memorable Disney Moments Part 7 - Fantasia

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours
Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Fantasia was supposed to be the second section assembled, but there was a damaged piece and I had to wait for a replacement bag to be sent to me. As soon as it was available for sale in the United States Ravensburger sent me my new bag of pieces and it arrived just in time as I was finishing The Little Mermaid. Time to get to work!

This was the section I felt would be the most challenging, and I had been dreading it since the very beginning. There was no more procrastinating to be done, I had to jump in and get going. If I could assemble The Jungle Book twice in 3 weeks I could certainly deal with Fantasia only once, right?

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The picture above is after about 4 days of work. It was much nicer for me to have an "edge" in place before I started assembling the middle; I think it made it seem a little more like a regular puzzle. It feels a bit tedious as first dealing with so many twinkly pieces, but I like the end result. 

I have to say I was a little disappointed in the filmstrip for this section, it only had cells from The Sorcerer's Apprentice - there weren't any from the rest of the film. There were so many wonderful parts to Fantasia it was a bit of a letdown not to have any of them represented. The Dance of the Hours with the animal ballerinas, Night on Bald Mountain followed by the Ave Maria, The Pastoral Symphony with the centaurs, etc. There was so much great animation in this movie that I would have loved to have seen represented.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Mickey looks great close up, I wanted to show the detail. I was pleasantly surprised that I pulled almost all of him on the first sort. With all the white in this image I was shocked that I was only missing 3 pieces of his gloves.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Most of the brown staircase is complete, and in one week I was past the halfway point! It was definitely challenging, but not quite as much as I thought it would be. The sprays of water and the foam were actually helpful in placing pieces. I thought they'd pretty much all look the same, but once again I was wrong. It's going together quite well at this point and I'm still having a great time with it.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Things are filling in nicely, and at this point I'm working towards completing the right side so that the left side will be easier to fill in. Unfortunately, this is where my overhead light went kaput, and working in the evening was a no-go until I was able to get it replaced. Luckily I have an awesome husband who made the time to get it switched out for me as soon as he could.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

And here we are, 70% of this giant puzzle is complete! It's a beautiful section, and I got it finished in only 15 days. Not bad. I didn't need to dread this one, because although it was definitely one of the more difficult sections I didn't find it as hard as Peter Pan. In Fantasia most of the pieces had something to help with placement - foam, bubbles, magic swirls, etc. In Peter Pan much more of the pieces were flat color, with not much else to help find their place.

I was so glad to get this section under my belt, and working on this one made me excited to get going on the last 3 sections. They all have several characters and bright colors - I was looking forward to all of them!

Up next - The Lion King.


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Memorable Disney Moments Parts  1 - 10

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Snow White - Snow White was begun on September 28, 2016 and completed on October 17, 2016. I almost wish I’d saved this one till nearer the end. I was overwhelmed when I first started and don’t know if I enjoyed it as much as I could have.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Fantasia - Fantasia was started on January 14, 2017 and completed on January 28, 2017. This section I was dreading the most and I was happy to be wrong about it – it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be! And if I want to I can assemble this one again because I have an extra section.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Dumbo- Dumbo began assembly on November 8, 2016 and was finished on November 19, 2016. Dumbo was so enjoyable to assemble, and super cute as well!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Bambi - Last but definitely not least – Bambi. I got started on Bambi on March 16, 2017 and finished up on April 2, 2017. I’m so proud!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Cinderella - Cinderella was started on October 21, 2016 and completed on November 5, 2016. Ole Cindy here was a difficult section, but I got her done! The picture is quite dark and doesn’t do her justice, you’ll see when the entire puzzle is assembled.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Peter Pan - Peter Pan (the hardest section in my humble opinion) was started on November 22, 2016 and completed on December 5, 2016. that day. I think I’m proudest of this section as it was the most difficult for me.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Jungle Book - The Jungle Book, my favorite Disney movie, got started on December 7, 2016 and was completed for the FIRST time on December 19, 2016. It was done for about 5 whole minutes before I tried to move the board to take a better picture and it all fell off. A horrible day. I assembled it for the SECOND time from December 20, 2016 to December 27, 2016. Click here for the post for that day. Thank goodness for digital cameras/pictures!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Little Mermaid - The Little Mermaid was assembled from December 29, 2016 to January 11, 2017. This one was one of my favorite sections to assemble. It looks like all that blue would be difficult but I loved this section!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and The Beast began assembly on February 22, 2017 and was finished on March 8, 2017. This was one of two I saved for last because I knew it would be fun! I wasn’t wrong – loved it!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Lion King - Getting near the end now! The Lion King was assembled from February 2, 2017 to February 16, 2017. The sky in this section is absolutely GORGEOUS! The pictures don’t even come close, the colors are stunning!