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Pinocchio's Daring Journey

Pinocchio's Daring Journey goes to Pleasure Island, a land full of sweet treats

Disneyland Park


Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens

Thrill Level

Dark, Loud, Scary, Slow Rides

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


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



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 Convenience 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.

Relive the adventures of Pinocchio from a wooden puppet to a real boy in this attraction based on the classic film.

An incredulous Jiminy Cricket points to Pinocchio's incredibly long nose

When You Wish Upon a Star

Board a woodcarver’s cart and take off on a fantastic journey that revisits the beloved tale of Pinocchio and his conscience, Jiminy Cricket.

No Strings Attached
Begin your adventure 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.

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 Pinoccho, 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.


Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Extra Magic Hours
  • 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
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