Les Voyages de Pinocchio

When you wish upon a star...

Step into the "Italian" quarter of Fantasyland and follow Pinocchio on his fantastic adventure across wide, open seas and perilous encounters with shady characters...

Right next to Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains, you find another classic "dark ride" leading you through a beloved Disney tale. Les Voyages de Pinocchio adopts a similar dark tone in several of its scenes, but has the benefit of Pinocchio's lively puppet show, the colours of Pleasure Island and the clockwork frenzy of Gepetto's workshop to overall create a more energetic and arguably more re-ridable experience.

Added to the original Fantasyland line-up as late as 1982, the attraction enjoys more impressive effects than its neighbour and, in Paris, a different dark ride system which appears to make your six-seater vehicle "swerve" around corners, as if rushing to escape all that is out to capture the innocence of Pinocchio.

Though not quite a "must-see" experience, as one of the park's secondary attractions Les Voyages de Pinocchio is an exciting and nostalgic delight and certainly the more rewarding of these two classics.

  • May frighten some

Indoor dark ride following the adventures of Pinocchio.

  • Opening Date

    12th April 1992

  • Attraction Type

    Dark ride

  • Duration

    2 minutes

  • Capacity

    6 Guests per vehicle,
    18 vehicles

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


  • Les Voyages de Pinocchio is shorter than its Japanese and Californian cousins, but not exactly through the Imagineer's choice — French building regulations require the use of thicker concrete walls, rather than the thin stud walls used at the other parks. So, whilst the Paris attraction shares the same footprint, the actual space inside the building is slightly smaller.
  • This attraction was the first Disney attraction to make use of "holographic" technology, where the boys hold mirrors to their faces and then turn to reveal themselves as donkeys.
  • An effect often associated with the Haunted Mansions and Phantom ManorPepper's Ghost — is also used to depict the vanishing Blue Fairy, leaving only a scattering of (fibre optic!) fairydust on the floor.

The ride has 12 different scenes taking Pinocchio all the way from the puppet show to Pleasure Island and finally, back home


  • If you have a choice, try to sit in the front row of your ride vehicle for the best view of all the scenes, or the back row for a slightly elevated view.
  • Like its neighbour, some scenes inside can be a little dark and sinister for some very young children. However, they pass by very quickly and the overall tone is playful.


  • Features scenes based on the film with a darker tone which may frighten some very young children.
  • Transfer required. Must be accompanied in order to assist in transfer to the ride vehicles.