Monstro the Whale greets you on your journey into the Storybook Land Canal Boats!

Monstro the Whale greets you on your journey into the Storybook Land Canal Boats!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!  As always, I’m joined by my lovely and talented co-hosts Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and we’re sharing with you some of our favorite trivia!  Today, I’m taking a look at one of the most charming of attractions at Disneyland — the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride!

I’ve got several tidbits of trivia, so I thought I would list them out here for you.  Enjoy!

Did you know about the Storybook Land Canal Boats…

  • Did you know that the attraction is an opening day attraction at Disneyland, and has been open ever since?
  • The canal contains 465,000 gallons of water, and is pumped to the moat for Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water for the Jungle Cruise, and the Rivers of America before it is pumped back to the canal.  Now that’s a lot of water!
  • The houses in Storybook Land are fitted with 6 inch doors, and 1/4 inch hinges that actually allow the doors to open and close so that the Imagineers can change the light bulbs!

When I think of the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride, I think of the relaxing nature of the ride, the great information from the narrator/boat captain, and the incredible use of perspective to make it seem like we are looking down a distance to the houses.  However, take a look at these photos — some of them look like they are big enough for us to enter!


One of the scenes in the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride.


One of the houses with doors that open.

Thank you for stopping by today, now, please go take a look at the rest of the entries by clicking on the images below! Afterwards, go out and make it a Disney Day everyone!

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