26 Jan Gulliver’s Gate:
New York, NY
Gulliver’s Gate, located right near Times Square, is a miniature world the size of a football field. Each display was created by professionals in the native country that is featured. The displays are very realistic and extremely detailed. The major landmarks of each place are included in the display with a lot of extra detail added.
New York City is the first stop on the route of touring the world. It is so exciting to recognize all the city’s main attractions such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Grand Central Station, The George Washington Bridge, The Staten Island Ferry, Roosevelt Island Tramway and many more details to be enjoyed. Every visitor is given an adorable key necklace which is the entrance ticket and can be inserted in stations scattered around the exhibits. When you turn the key, something extra is activated. In New York when we inserted the key in one of the stations we got to see a parade. The New York City Model was built in Brooklyn, NY by a team of 16 model makers. It took them 358 days to create the display.
The New England display, built in Lowell, MA, shows the beauty of the area during all four seasons. The ski slopes look inviting and like lots of fun. The fall scenes look magnificent and the beaches sure look relaxing.
Asia took 47 model makers in Beijing, China to build over a span of 125 days. The largest continent in the world spotlights the architecture and engineering genius in the mini model.
The Europe section features many of the famous tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Tower Bridge, The Matterhorn Mountain, the Norwegian Fjords just to name a few. Each of these major European attractions is set in complete scene of that country. The Europe model was created in Rimini, Italy by 31 model makers. It took 137 days to complete.
The sleds pulled by dogs and a bear stopping traffic in the Moscow streets are only examples of the adorable details found in the Russian winter landscape. The Kremlin is one of the first things visitors notice. The Russia model was built in 200 days in Grand Maket, St. Petersburg by 67 model makers.
In the Latin America section you can’t help but marvel at the raw natural beauty. The Panama Canal is fascinating. The freighters glide through the water and then wait for the lock system to work so that they can continue on their journey. Latin America was created by 15 model makers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They worked on it for 189 days.
The Middle East model was built by 19 model makers in Jerusalem Israel. It took then 124 days to create. The model focuses on the 3 main religions found in the region. The Western Wall is found in the Jerusalem section. The Light Rail Bridge and the Israel Museum can be spotted too.
There is so much detail in the displays that you can get lost in the mini world for hours of pleasure.
Posted: December 21, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
216 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Adult entry: $36.
Children (12 and under) entry: $27
Senior (65+) entry: $27
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 30 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Monsey: 1 hour, 10 minutes