On the 5th of March, California Road Trip Republic Republic will come to life at Waterloo Station, London, with Minifornia: An Epic Road Trip Experience. An immersive video experience, Minifornia will take viewers on realistic California road trips in miniature form within an exciting custom 20-by-20-foot model of the state.

Placed in the midst of Waterloo’s concourse, Minifornia will include a convoy of miniature cars and RVs ‘road-tripping’ on four routes across the model, capturing footage of road-trip journeys from cameras attached to the front of cars. The footage will be transmitted live to users wearing video headsets, as well as across the large motion screens in Waterloo, so viewers can imagine they’re in the car themselves. Users wearing the headsets will have the opportunity to accompany their road trip experience with a selection of California driving inspired songs, from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Prince and Rhianna.


Designed and built by an A-list team of Hollywood set builders, the model includes hand-carved replicas of California’s jaw-dropping scenery and magnificent natural structures, such as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, the snow-covered slopes of Mammoth Mountain and the mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs. Viewers will also recognise 10 iconic sites from Los Angeles as the cars go past the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory and even miniature surfers catching waves in Venice Beach. Passersby will be transported to California through an arresting, tactile and novel combination of old-world craftsmanship with the latest in today’s tech, as the cars drive around the roads without the use of tracks.


Minifornia will be open to the public from the 5th – 7th of March between 7am – 9pm. Consumers who visit and partake in the road trip experience at Waterloo will be in with the chance to win their own epic road trip to California, including return flights to Los Angeles and 7 days car hire thanks to our partners British Airways and Avis (Terms and conditions apply). Make sure you come down to Waterloo station for your chance to win and share your experience with us by tagging #Minifornia and #VisitCalifornia. The model will be located in Waterloo Station, opposite the concourse near platforms 10 and 11.

Can’t make it to Waterloo? Never mind, with California fly-drives available, from British Airways, from £389pp we have you covered. To find out more visit ba.com