By Angie Roberts Harris
Pinocchio’s Village Haus is a quick service restaurant found in the neighborhood of Disney royalty alongside Cinderella’s Castle, Mickey’s Philharmonic, and Prince Charming’s Carousel.
Italian Style Cuisine
The lunch menu features flatbread pizzas, chicken sandwiches, salads, soups, and chicken fingers. Pasta is a wonderful addition to the dinner cuisine. The choices for kids are similar to other eateries in the park; chicken tenders, fries, cheese/pepperoni pizzas, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese.
Pinocchio’s Village Haus is the only restaurant in the Magic Kingdom that sells pizza. Be sure to try the Caprese Flatbread Pizza with balsamic glaze and basil. It is fantastico!
Specific menu items are available to accommodate allergies such as gluten, nuts, and dairy. The chef and staff is trained and attentive with food preparation and handling to avoid any cross contamination for the safety of their guests. The gluten-free brownies are amazing!
Cool off on a hot day by choosing from several refreshing specialty drinks like an Odwalla Lemonade Slushy (Pinocchio’s favorite) or a Blue Raspberry Slushy (The Blue Fairy’s favorite). Slushies can be served birthday cake style with half of each flavor plus whip cream on top. YUMMY!
Storybook Dining Experience
Several dining rooms are decorated with amazing murals and stained glass windows depicting various characters from the cautionary tale of Pinocchio; Stromboli the puppet master, Figaro the cat, Cleo the fish, Geppetto the toy maker, The Blue Fairy and her magical wish book, and of course, Jiminy Cricket!
The dining room featuring Monstro the Wale has windows that appropriately overlook ‘It’s a Small World’. A large window allows diners to wave and interact with guests in the loading area of the ride as they begin their journey of the dolls. Casts members can sometimes be caught holding signs in the windows to encourage the waiting guests to play with them. It is such fun for everyone!
Great ValueEach meal, including a drink and dessert, will require one quick service dining credit for guests using the dining plan. Adult meal prices range from $9.49 - $12.49 and children’s meals are $5.99 - $6.99. Slushies cost $5.19 and sodas and waters are $3.00 - $3.69. Mickey straws are .69 cents which is an affordable and fun souvenir.
Disney Early Morning Magic
You can experience a quieter side of the Magic Kingdom on select Sundays and Tuesdays from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a reservation to Disney Early Morning Magic. The cost is in addition to the regular park admission and includes a mouthwatering breakfast at Pinocchio’s Village Haus.
The park opens for the event ticket holders at 7:45 a.m. with access to three of Fantasyland prime attractions: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Peter Pan’s Flight! These popular rides usually have the longest wait times and you can enjoy the ride during the event until the park opens at 9:00 a.m., saving your fast passes for bigger rides later in the day. Current pricing is $69.00 per adult and $59.00 per child (tax not included).
The breakfast buffet (included in the event ticket) is served from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and includes chilled juices, coffee and teas, seasonal fruit and berries, freshly baked pastries, cheese and cured meats, scrambled eggs with assorted toppings, vegetable frittata, smoked bacon, pork and chicken sausages, fried potatoes with caramelized onions, french toast, and assorted yogurts.
The Pinocchio Village Haus is in a prime location with awesome food, beautifully themed dining rooms, and a great quick service restaurant for families!
“Good Geppetto, you have given so much happiness to others that you deserve to have your wish come true.” The Blue Fairy
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Angie Roberts Harris has been Going Out The Door to Disney since 1974 when she was 11 years old. Today she travels to the ‘happiest place on earth’ with her husband and their crew of 5 children and their families.