Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Disneyland Trip Report: Storybook Land
For those not into my trip reports, the next few days could be an extremely painful experience! Today's post focuses entirely on one of my very favorite Fantasyland attractions, Storybook Land. What a great start on this one; as your canal boat gently sails towards the menacing mouth of Monstro, I am sure many a tot has had the living daylights scared out of them (especially at night!).
But never fear, there is peace and tranquility on the other side. And a ton-o-details (which I adore!).
First we encounter the homes of the Three Little Pigs, beginning with Fifer Pig:
Practical Pig (the smart one who used bricks):
and finally Fiddler Pig:
In this wide shot, you can see the new protective railing. I understand the apparent need for it, but not crazy about the execution of it.
The faux stonework is definitely not up to par with what Disney is capable of either; not sure if it's the paint job or the faux stone itself. Either way, it's just not working for me.
After passing Agrabah, guests get a sneak peek of the Genie's Magic Lamp:
Cinderella's Castle towers overhead:
Check out all of the tiny details on this home, including a towel to dry on the railing and miniature flower pots:
Can you see the names of all Seven Dwarfs?
And here's their fanciful cottage:
London Park looks like a beautiful place for a sunny afternoon nap. This is one of the first times I've been on Storybook that the live ducks haven't messed with the perspective of this tableau.
One of the structures near Alice in Wonderland's village:
Near Toad Hall, you find Mole End:
Gotta' zoom in for this one:
Pinocchio's Village is probably one of my favorite scenes in this attraction, as the handcrafted details abound here.
The Matterhorn fits in perfectly as a backdrop.
Here is the residence of Ariel's Prince Eric:
And finally, where Ariel's family lives:
A rare peak without the waterfalls:
I hope you enjoyed this journey through Storybook Land!
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