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2015-2017 Universal Studios Christmas O scale Train Display

2015-2017 Universal Studios Christmas O scale Train Display

Universal Studios was founded in 1912 and has made and endless amount of movies that is adored by millions from the Universal Studios Monsters to Jurassic World. The 2015 Universal Studios Christmas 0 scale train display is in tribute to the Theme park, the Studio, and the Christmas Holiday. There have already been many rides retired and there are attractions, characters, and movie cars to commerate those once cherished rides. Everything in the display is a universal property or related to the Christmas Holiday. All buildings were handmade and detailed to look like the actual building in the park or how it appeared in the movie. We are now going to take a tour around the 2015-2016 Universal Studios O scale Train Display. One of the first attractions just like in the theme park is the entrance way to Universal Studios.

 

Entrance way to Universal Studios

The display lights up on the sides and the the Universal Studios Florida sign lights up.  Watch out for characters roaming around the gate for pictures. You might encounter the Gremlins and the terminator.

After you walk through the entrance way Harry Potter will greet you and take you on the Hogwarts Express to begin your tour of the Universal Studios Florida Theme Park.

Transformers 3D Ride

After you enter the entrance way at the beginning of the park, You will see the Transformers 3-D ride. BumbleBee, Optimus Prime, and Grimlock will take on an adventerous journey battling Megatron and the Decepticons.

Ghostbusters house

After your 3-D ride with the Transformers, You will see the Lagoon on your right. While you are walking near the lagoon be careful because there are rumors from other visitors that Jaws was sighted. On your left you will see the Ghostbusters house. Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, and Winston Zeddemore as your tour their new containment chamber with ghosts. Watch out for Zuul, Gozer and Slimer as they try to break out of the chamber!

Despicable Me 3D Ride

After the Ghostbusters tour, Gru and minions Paul, Stuart, Kevin, and Dave will take you on a fun filled adventourous tour through their house. Be careful Gru and the minions have a devious plan of turning you into a minion.

Simpson 3D Ride

The next attraction you will see is the simpsons house. You will meet Marge, Bart, Lisa, Homer and little Maggie as you take an adventourous ride through Springfield. You will meet Grandpa Simpson, Krusty the Clown and Willie.

Jurassic Park

The next stop is taking a frightful and terrifying ride with John Hammond, Ian Malcom and Alan Grant through Jurassic Park. They will greet you at the visitors center and tour the DNA chamber with Dr. Henry Wu. Something goes wrong while on your tour with security and have to find Dennis Nedry head of Jurassic Park security. They will take you on a mission to finding Dennis Nedry but you will have to go past the T-Rex cage! The Jurassic Park gate was made by Stan Starry Jr. from the Great Lakes Woodcarvers Club.

New Attractions for 2015

 

Mt. Crumpit

Take a journey to Whoville to save Christmas from the Grinch. As you ride up Mt. Crumpit, Beware of the Grinch he doesn’t like visitors. Mt. Crumpit is the Grinch’s lair and he will do anything to get rid of unwanted visitors even if it means pushing you off a 325ft.  cliff. You will also encounter Cindy Lou who who will be your guide as you go up Mt. Crumpit.

Shrek Castle

Shrek will take you on a 4-D adventure through his castle with his friends Donkey and Princess Fiona.  While on tour, Lord Farquaad has broken into the castle and has captured the Gingerbread man. Lord Farquaad has threatened to eat him. You have to save the Gingerbread man while on tour with Shrek.

Universal Studios Lagoon

Universal Studios Lagoon is located around some of the Universal Studios attractions. There are also some past and present movie props along Universal Studios Lagoon. While you are walking near the lagoon be careful because there are rumors from other visitors that Jaws was sighted.

 Jaws Ride

Join Sheriff Martin Brody on his boat in Amity Island as he searches for a Shark called Jaws. Jaws is attacking beach goers and Jaws needs to be stopped. You will encounter Mayor Larry Vaughn, Quint, Brody, and Matt Hooper from the Oceanic Institute on this wet and wild adventure to find Jaws.

 

 

Night Time At Universal Studios O Scale Train Display Theme Park

Thank You for Visiting Universal Studios O Scale Christmas Train Display Theme Park.  Come Back in 2018!

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2014 Universal Studios Christmas Train Display

2014 Universal Studios Christmas Train Display

 

This picture is a scene from the begining of The Christmas Story when they are looking in the window at the Christmas train and other toys in the window.
This picture is a scene from the begining of The Christmas Story when they are looking in the window at the Christmas train and other toys in the window.

 

 

 

2014 Universal Studios Christmas Train Display

Who remembers going downtown to Higbees or other department stores and seeing Christmas train displays in windows with merchandise in the windows?  Stores have stopped doing them but Country Stove Patio & Spa wanted to bring the tradition back to our store. Since 2012 Country Stove Patio and Spa has put a Christmas Train in one of our front windows. 2014 Christmas Display is dedicated to Universal Studios Theme park. Take a look at these handmade buildings by Country Stove Patio and Spa. Come Take a ride on the Harry Potter Train and visit and see the minions from Despicable Me at Gru’s house, Megatron, Optimus Prime and the Transformers,  Blast some Ghosts with Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters, get scared by the Universal Studios Monsters and visit The Simpsons at their house in Springfield.

 

Making of Universal Studios O Scale Christmas Train Display

This idea of using the Universal Studios Theme came about in January from Joe Federico, creator of the Train Display and a Universal Studios Theme park fan. The buildings were all scratch build which means they were custom made. The process of making the buildings started with going off of pictures on the internet and pictures from being at the park. Then poster board was made to make the pieces and the pieces were then taped together as a template.  After All buildings were together, then 1/4′ Plywood was used  and cut with a saber saw to the sized pieces from the poster board. All 1/4″ plywood was glued together and held in a clamp for a tight fit. Once the the buildings were together, they were painted with primer then the desired color of the building. Next,  I added the windows and doors that were custom made too.  This process took 2-3 months to make each building. Dwayne, train enthusist from Ormandy’s Train store in Medina, Ohio came and helped with the setup. The Jurassic Park Gate was handmade by Stan Starry Jr. from the Great Lakes Woodcarving club.

 

 

 

New Attractions coming in 2015!

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2014 Universal Studios Train Display-Stuart the Minion by his Statue

 Stuart admiring his statue pic 1

 

Stuart the minion from despicable me is admiring a statue of himself at Gru’s house in the 2014 Universal train display at Country Stove and Patio in North Royalton, Ohio

Stuart: Aah! Aah! Banana!

 

 Stuart admiring his statue pic 2

 Gru: Stuart! What are you doing?

Stop admiring your statue!

We have a lot of work to do to get ready for the Universal Studios Theme park Christmas Train display at Country Stove and Patio

Come and visit Country Stove Patio and Spa to see the Universal Studios O Scale Christmas train display!

Display will be complete by Thanksgiving.

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2012-13 Country Stove Patio & Spa Christmas Train Display

Christmas Story Window Display

 2012-13 Country Stove Patio & Spa Christmas Train Display

Who remembers going downtown to Higbees or other department stores and seeing Christmas train displays in windows with merchandise in the windows? Most stores have stopped this wonderful holiday event, but Country Stove Patio & Spa wanted to bring the tradition back to our store. We teamed up with The Hobby House in 2012 and 2013 for a Christmas Train Window Display.  In 2012, the theme for the display was the Polar Express. In 2013, the display was themed Christmas Time with Country Stove Patio & Spa and The Hobby House. Hobby House sells all kinds of trains, RC cars, models, building supplies, remote control cars, boats, and helicopters. Go check out the Hobby House on 12613 State Road in North Royalton, Ohio 44133. Call Hobby House @440-582-0909

 

Coming Soon! Our Universal Studios Theme Park Christmas Train display for Christmas 2014

Display will be up and finished by Thanksgiving

 

2013 Christmas Time with Country Stove Patio & Spa and The Hobby House

 

 

2012 Polar Express Christmas Display

 

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2013 North Coast EGGfest Video

2013 North Coast EGGfest Video

As the 2014 North Coast EGGfest is almost upon us, we thought we would reflect on what a succes the 2013 North Coast EGGfest was. The 2013 North Coast EGGfest video below shows the EGGheads who attended, what they cooked, the awesome bands that played, and how much fun everyone was having. If you’re looking for a fun outdoor festival in Cleveland this Saturday (May 17), this is it!

Things to look forward to at the 2014 North Coast EGGfest:

  • Live Music
  • Lots of amazing BBQ
  • Increase your BBQ skills
  • Raffles & door prizes
  • Nice Weather (fingers crossed)!

You can pre-register here or at the event.

Still not sure what an EGGfest is? Check out this blog post for more details!

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2013 North Coast EGGfest Video

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What is an EGGfest?

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So you’re probably wondering: What is an EGGfest?

An EGGfest is a gathering of EGGheads (fans of the Big Green Egg Grill) from all over the region and country. At the 2014 North Coast EGGfest, the EGGheads will show off  their cooking ability with their favorite Big Green EGG recipes for all the tasters that wish to attend the event. During the EGGfest, tasters will be able to discuss recipes and grilling techniques with the cooks, enjoy live music and spend time with other grilling enthusiasts.

Registration for cooks is Free!For only $10, attendees will enjoy:

  • Amazing food!
  • Live music!
  • Cooking demonstrations!
  • Store-wide sales!
  • Plus, anyone can enter to win a Large Big Green Egg, a $1000+ value!

The 2014 North Coast EGGfest will be located at Country Stove Patio & Spa, 6669 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, Ohio 44133.

To register or for more information click here, email us at sales@countrystove.com or call 440-582-0062

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North Coast EGGfest "EggHeads" Karl & Jake
“EggHeads” Karl & Jake

 

 

2014 North Coast EGGfest – May 17, 2014!

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Chili Cook-Off Raises Money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

Country Stove Patio Spa Chili Cook Off 2013

Chili Cook-Off Raises Money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

On Saturday November 2, 2013, Country Stove Patio and Spa hosted their Second Annual Chili Cook-off. All the money raised was donated to John Owen’s Adventure, Inc.

John Owen’s Adventure Inc. is dedicated to discovering a treatment, improving research and establishing education and awareness programs about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy for all individuals who are affected by this disease. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a fatal progressive disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. JOA is also committed to raising awareness and research dollars to treat juvenile diabetes, a chronic disease affecting nearly 26 million Americans.

Country Stove Patio and Spa is a local specialty retail shop in North Royalton, Ohio. They have been in business for 32 years. Country Stove offers high quality, American Made products in the hearth, home, and patio industry.

 

The 2013 Country Stove & Patio chili cook-off had 17 chili entrants from all age groups. These chili chefs brought their ‘A’ game with a large variety of chilis. There was chicken chili, sausage chili, even a jalapeno popper chili.

 

At the end of the day, Brian Flannagan of the Parma Fire Department took first place, Woody from the North Royalton Fire Department took second place, and Tommy Margevicius, an 8th grader at St. Albert The Great School had a strong showing in third place.

 

Country Stove is please to announce that 200 people attended the event and the chili cook-off raised $2,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.

 

We had a blast! Stay tuned for information about the 2014 Chili Cookoff!