For all the attention that the extremely well-themed dining spots in New Fantasyland receive, Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom’s original Fantasyland is certainly not short of its own charms.
Pinocchio Village Haus
There are even a few special surprises to know about if you pop in here for lunch or a snack! We’ll tell you about those later!
But even if you don’t intend to partake in one of the flatbreads – this spot’s main entrée – it’s worth a stop to at least pop in and take a look at some of the artwork that covers the walls, especially for fans of classic Disney animation.
A similar Pinocchio restaurant is included in several of the Disney parks around the world, and all of them feature incredible themeing like this!
One small touch that I appreciate at Pinocchio’s is how characters from the film are often incorporated into a few of the offerings; in particular, it’s the slushes as of late.
Previously home to Pinocchio’s Punch and Jiminy Cricket’s Slush, the menu currently features Lemonade Slush, “a favorite of Pinocchio’s,” and Blue Raspberry Slush, “a favorite of the Blue Fairy.” (By the way, it’s not designated on the menu, but these slushes are good for a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.)
Being nothing if not a complete sucker for stuff like this, I placed my order for the Blue Fairy’s favorite, the Blue Raspberry Slush! And, WOW… is this thing ever BLUE! It is every bit as blue as Jiminy Cricket’s Slush was so very, VERY green.
You’ll find a frozen Blue Raspberry beverage over at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, as well as a few other spots all over the Parks (think Drinkwallah in Animal Kingdom, or Peevy’s Polar Pipeline in Hollywood Studios). However, their hue is closer to an icee-style slush that you may be familiar with, like this…
The Blue Fairy’s Slush is a decidedly bold and nearly cobalt blue, and it comes topped with whipped cream drizzled with raspberry syrup. It’s actually sort of pretty if you can get past the un-naturalness of the whole thing .
The flavor of the raspberry drizzle is a lighter flavor much like blue cotton candy. Once you get beyond the whipped cream, though, there is not one thing subtle about this beverage: the flavor is very intense, very sweet, and very… well, BLUE . If you need something for a sweet tooth, this’ll do it… times two or three!
For little ones who love the look of it, this might be one to share – the serving is pretty large. And be warned: the evidence that you’ve consumed something blue is going to stick with you for a while — you may want to grab a glass of water to go with it.
While it’s still a little bit difficult to imagine the Blue Fairy slurping away at a Blue Raspberry Slush, it’s nice to see this overlooked character get a nod. My favorite tribute to her, though, remains on the wall for everyone to enjoy…
Thanks, Blue Fairy .
Now remember when we said we had a few surprises for you? When you’re headed to get a seat to enjoy your goodies, either choose to grab a spot next to the giant picture window so you can wave goodbye to your fellow park-goers heading out on the Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed over at it’s a small world; or head up the stairs to the balcony — a hidden spot with outdoor seating that only the most dedicated Disney food fans know about!
And if the Blue Fairy is your favorite, too, be sure to ask a cast member where you can write your very own wishes in the Blue Fairy’s wish book!
Would you like to try the Blue Fairy’s favorite Slush? Please let us know with a comment!