Case Study

E-2416 Walt Disney's “Mickey Mouse Tank”


  • Walt Disney World - Lake Buena Vista, FL

Tank Size & Style

  • 100,000 Gallon Double Ellipsoidal Elevated Water Tank - CUSTOMIZED

Project Description

  • Caldwell is magically pleased to have constructed this featured tank on Walt Disney World property in Florida. The tank's welded steel roof was constructed to model the ears of the Walt Disney Company's most iconic cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, which helped earn it the 1987 Tank of the Year as presented by the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association. Requiring 305 days, Caldwell constructed this tank utilizing over 54 tons of steel. Caldwell's performance on this project was outstanding as exhibited by our ability to expediently design the foundation and steel components of the project, order material, install the foundation, fabricate steel components, erect the welded steel structure, apply the protective coatings system, and install electrical components of the project. Countless photographs, parades, literature, and televised events have used the "Mickey Mouse Tank" as the backdrop.

Project Type

  • Private

Contract Value

  • $234,500

Consulting Engineer

  • Bechtel International Corp - Lake Buena vista, FL

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