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Pinocchio's Daring Journey

The outside of Pinocchioâ?s Daring Journey attraction at Disneyland park is styled like a storybook house with 2 stone columns on either side of an entranceway and an ornately carved balcony above it that resembles a marionette stage where a figure of Pinocchio is posed

Disneyland Park


Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Thrill Level

Slow Rides, Dark, Loud, Scary

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Audio Description



Guest Policies

  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the exit gate and contact a Cast Member for boarding instructions. A transfer access vehicle is available. Guests may request a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Please park Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) outside of the attraction.
  • Audio Description for Guests with visual disabilities is available at this attraction. Please visit Guest Relations to obtain a receiver.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Hop inside a woodcarver's cart and take off on a fantastic adventure that revisits the beloved tale of Pinocchio.

When You Wish Upon a Star

Relive the thrilling adventures of Pinocchio, from a wooden puppet to a real boy.

No Strings Attached
Begin your journey aboard a woodcarver's cart inside the Stromboli Puppet Theatre, where Pinocchio can be seen singing and dancing in a festive marionette show. Avoid the clutches of evil puppet-master Stromboli—with help from the kindhearted Blue Fairy—and follow the boy puppet as he ventures to Pleasure Island, against the warnings of helpful Jiminy Cricket. Glide past a frenetic carnival confection of childish amusements—then noisy barkers, a creepy clown and a looming Jack in the Box—before escaping to the sea where the great and mighty Monstro the Whale awaits.

Will Pinocchio ever find his way back to his maker Gepetto and become a real boy? Like the story goes, if you believe, anything is possible.

Above a wooden sign where the words Pinocchio’s Daring Journey are painted between two lanterns, a balcony is styled as an ornately decorated marionette stage with a figure of Pinocchio posed as if performing

Based on the Classic Film

In the 1940 movie, Pinocchio is carved from wood by the goodhearted toymaker Gepetto and animated by the Blue Fairy. But before he can become a real boy, Pinocchio has to prove himself to be brave, honest and unselfish—with the help of Jiminy Cricket—while staying out of trouble. Only through a selfless act of love for his father does Pinocchio finally earn the right to become a real boy.

The main song for the film “When You Wish Upon A Star” not only won the 1940 Academy Award® for Best Song, but also went on to become the unofficial theme song for The Walt Disney Company.

Geppetto holds a lantern against The Seaside night

Brought To Life

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey opened on May 25, 1983 at Disneyland Park. Based on Disney’s second animated feature Pinocchio, the attraction faithfully recreates many of the settings and scenes from the treasured film. The story comes alive with the help of 32 animated characters, 29 inventive props and countless special effects.

A Dark Ride
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey is one of several Disney attractions known as a “dark ride.” Rather than feature traditional show lighting, the show sets are painted in black light paint and illuminated in ultraviolet light. This system makes the colors far more vibrant and fanciful than they would be using traditional lighting. Other dark rides include Snow White’s Scary Adventures , Peter Pan’s Flight and Alice in Wonderland .

Fireworks light up the night sky above Cinderella Castle at the tip of Main Street, USA which is decorated with illuminated Mickey Mouse lanterns

Know Before You Go

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey may close intermittently to accommodate fireworks performances and will reopen approximately 20 to 30 minutes after the show has concluded.


Monday, November 19, 2018

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