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Le Pays des Contes de Fées

Storybook tales at every turn...

Sit back and enjoy a peaceful cruise through Storybook Land, where the pages of the most famous storybook tales have been brought to life in a series of intricate miniature worlds.

Featured scenes: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Tangled (Rapunzel), Hansel and Gretel, The Old Mill, Mount Olympus, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Wolf, Night on Bald Mountain, Aladdin, The Sword in the Stone, Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz.

Cruise through Storybook Land, past miniature recreations of classic fairytales.

  • Opening Date

    March 1994

  • Attraction Type

    Guided boat ride

  • Duration

    7 minutes

  • Capacity

    15 Guests per canal boat,
    20 canal boats

  • Suitablility
    • Children 3-7
    • Children 8-12
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
    • Seniors

Trivia

  • All 20 canal boats are chained together and pulled through the canal using underwater turntables at each corner of the course. Like many of Disney's waterways, special safe colours are often added to hide the underwater winch systems in the shallow canal.
  • Storybook Land features some of the park's most intricate and extravagant landscaping, with miniature fields, trees, beaches, snow, mountains and castles all mixing together in harmony.
  • Based on the 1955 Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland in California, Le Pays des Contes de Fées features several enhancements and tweaks to suit its new location and times. Rather than have guests guided by a live Cast Member in the style of the Jungle Cruise, tethered boats guide guests slowly around the course, with music and visuals telling the story. The miniatures are more detailed and the integration with Casey Jr. - Le Petit Train du Cirque above far grander.
  • The attraction was added in March 1994 as part of a rapid expansion programme to greatly increase the park's attraction capacity.
  • A brand new "scene" was added on 28th December 2010 for new Disney animation Tangled. Replacing an original, smaller tower based on the Rapunzel story, the new tower modeled exactly on that in the film rises over the Hansel and Gretel scene complete with a miniature Flynn Rider climbing Rapunzel's hair to the open window!
  • Many of the scenes and scenery of the attraction were created by a French company tasked more than 10 years later to create props and scenery for Toon Studio.

Le Pays des Contes de Fées features at least 12 different storybook favourites amongst its rolling hills

Tips

  • This attraction occasionally operates on a limited schedule during low season, remaining closed on certain days. It almost always closes before nightfall, and usually earlier still on nights when fireworks are presented.

Advice

  • Transfer required. Follow signs to the right of the entrance and wait to board from the canalside, do not cross bridge. Must be accompanied in order to assist in transfer to a boat.