Lindon • Ken Bretschneider stands in front of a miniature version of his dream, a sprawling park with an imposing castle, a derelict pirate ship, soaring overgrown ruins, woods filled with magic and a bustling town square.

Painted blue rivers in the model snake around the hamlet and ruins, streaming into the luminous caverns, where boats will ferry visitors to where pirates hide their gold. There are the two- and three-story Victorian buildings where, depending on the time of year, costumed men and women glide across a ballroom, Sherlock Holmes hunts for clues and Christmas sights and smells pull people into yuletide fantasies. There are the trees dotting the model's landscape that mark the forest, where brave explorers will take lanterns in hand and delve into the depths of a catacomb, at the direction of a witch they meet.

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