Pinocchio Village Haus restaurant
(October 1, 1971 - present)
History and photos of the Pinocchio Village Haus counter-service restaurant in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Located next to the "it's a small world" boat ride in Fantasyland is the Pinocchio Village Haus, a counter-service restaurant.
Themed to an Alpine village, the Pinocchio Village Haus is a restaurant based on the Walt Disney's 1940 animated hit film, Pinocchio. Throughout the restaurant's seating area you'll find murals telling the tale of Pinocchio, from Pinocchio's creation from the Blue Fairy in Geppetto's workshop, to his brief encounter with Honest John the Fox and Gideon the Cat, to his time performing in Stromboli's puppet show, and then Pinocchio's escape from Monstro, a fierce whale.
One of the best places to sit in the Pinocchio Village Haus is along the windows that overlook the loading station for "it's a small world." While dining on your meal you can sit back and watch as people float by in their boats and enter the main part of the ride.
Because of its prime location in Fantasyland, the Pinocchio Village Haus tends to be one of the busier restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. A new policy in the restaurant restricts you from the seating area until you already have your food. Too many people were sitting in the restaurant and using it as a place to sit and rest, taking up valuable seats from those people having a meal.
The Pinocchio Village Haus is a simple restaurant, but it's a classic part of the Magic Kingdom. Plus it has some pretty nice theming. Check out this restaurant if you're looking for a fun place to have a meal. Just watch out for the heavy crowds around lunch and dinner time.
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