Pinocchio also appears in two other attractions at Disney parks.
Firstly the film has a large presence in Disneyland California's Storybook Land Canal Boats. The beginning of the ride sees boats pass through the mouth of Monstro the Whale (possibly why this isn't a feature of the dark ride) and then on to see various miniature scenes of Disney films, one of which is Geppetto's village.
I will review Storybook Land Canal Boats - and its Disneyland Paris equivalent - in more detail in the future as it is a ride themed around a number of different films rather than...
When researching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs various spin-offs, I found a bizarre short cartoon called Seven Wise Dwarfs which promoted an aspect of the Canadian war effort during the Second World War.
Looking into Pinocchio, I found another spin-off I had no knowledge of - a series of short cartoon's featuring Figaro the cat. I find it odd that Disney decided to take the character of Figaro out of the film and place him in his own series of shorts; particularly as he is suddenly living in 'modern' times and is the pet of Minnie Mouse! But apparently, Figaro was...
Disneyland Paris has it's own version of this Pinocchio-themed restaurant called Au Chalet de la Marionette. The frontage of this restaurant is less elaborate and less expansive than Florida. The carvings and wall paintings are near identical.
In the Youtube walkthroughs I watched for researching this attraction I noticed a few more details in the Paris version. There is a lovely statuette of Pinocchio up on a wall holding a mug and a slice of cake. Behind him is a mural of various fruit and vegetables tumbling from a corncucopia, with Honest John and Gideon hanging at the...
Pinocchio's Daring Adventure, or as it is known in Disneyland Paris, Les Voyages de Pinocchio, has guests enter a ornate, wooden entrance modelled on the buildings seen in the film. After the usual twisty, turny queue, riders climb into carts not dissimilar to those on the Snow White dark ride. These ones are decorated with images of Figaro and Cleo.
The riders first enter doors with the legend: Stromboli; Theatre de Marionettes. On the other side we find Pinocchio on stage dancing with two other marionettes. The bright, cheerful theatre is very quickly replaced by a...
A Disney Tale: A poor woodcutter, Geppetto, wishes on a star that his wooden puppet boy could be alive. A blue fairy grants his wish and the puppet, Pinocchio, is given life. On a series of adventures, he learns about right and wrong on his journey to becoming a real, human boy.
Disney Heroine: There is no real 'heroine' in this story and in fact, the only female characters are the Blue Fairy and Cleo the fish.
Disney Hero: Pinocchio is the 'hero' of the story, in as much as he is the main character. His heroic actions, though, don't really...
I love love love this movie my dream job is to work at Disney World as Pinocchio even tho I'm a girl I would love to be Wendy Darling to I don't care which one it is tho. Still back on topic this will be the first Disney movie I ever show to my kids
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