The Storybook Land Canal is an attraction located in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park. This attraction came to life in 1956 based off of Walt Disney’s love for miniature replicas. Throughout the ride guests travel through a picturesque fantasy realm.
So, let’s step inside a 12-person boat for an open-air tour of the Storybook Land Canal. Each miniature replica throughout the tour has been hand-built, using a scale of one inch to one foot, and painted in order to achieve the effect Disney was looking for.
Throughout the tour guests can adventure into different fantasy realms, such as The Three Little Pigs from the 1933 cartoon. Guests will be able to see the straw, stick and brick houses of Fifer, Fiddler and Practical. Each dwelling is outfitted with six-inch doors and quarter-inch hinges that open and close. Listen closely! You can even hear the pigs singing, “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf”. Hopefully we don’t see that wolf on our journey, he might huff and puff and blow our ship off course!
As we journey into the church village from Alice in Wonderland look closely at the windows! Those are imported stain glass windows, they are incredibly beautiful! The windows are original to the village and were insisted on by Walt Disney.
The center of the canal features a long, narrow island known as London Park. Here guests will find a miniature golden statue of Peter Pan. In the evening, this miniature park sparkles with twinkling lights.
High up on the hill top guests can spot Cinderella’s castle. Look closely at the turrets. The turrets are covered in 24-karate gold which reflects the sunlight during the day. Don’t worry, if you visit this village at night the castle windows are lit up!
In addition, guests will also visit the Alpine village from Pinocchio, the royal city of Agrabah, Toad Hall and more. However, the most notable village is the newest addition to Storybook Land Canal, The village of Arendelle and Elsa’s Ice palace. As you travel through the village you might even get a small sneak-peek at small shop named “Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna”. I hear they usually have a big summer blowout!
Now, sit back and relax as we take a quick sneak-peek through the Storybook Land Canal.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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