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5 Reasons We Love Pinocchio Village Haus at The Magic Kingdom Park in Disney World

We can’t tell a lie (or our noses will grow!) – we love Pinocchio Village Haus quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom. Here are 5 reasons why…





 

1 – Central Location

Nestled up next to It’s A Small World attraction, you’ll find Pinocchio Village Haus, a unique quick service dining option. One of the reasons we find ourselves repeat guests in this village haus (house) is because of its perfect location. It’s easy to find ourselves at this quick service spot no matter what our plans for the day may be. With a very central location in the park, it doesn’t matter which side you are coming from in Magic Kingdom, it’s easy to find and easy to get to. We especially like to use Pinocchio’s as a great meet up point when traveling with a group.

2 – Unique Food

Have you ever spent your vacation eating at quick service restaurants and found yourself eating the same thing on repeat? Head to Pinocchio Village Haus for a great variety! Different from the standard menu but still American cuisine, the food options here are our favorite from a quick service location. The lunch menu includes items such as Flatbreads, Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Caesar Salad, and our favorite – Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Knots. Our daughter especially loves Pinocchio’s for their kid’s Macaroni and Cheese! Lastly, you can’t forget about their delicious Tiramisu Gelato or Raspberry Gelato. Dinner has several of the same options but also has Chicken Alfredo (yum!) and a few other menu adjustments. As you can tell, there is a slightly Italian flare to the food but still at the typically quick service prices. Go light, or go heavy on your menu selections and you’ll be pleased either way!

Caprese Flatbread

Caprese Flatbread

 

Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Side Caesar Salad

Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Side Caesar Salad

3 – Special Seating

Our number one tip is to try to dine without the crowds, such as an early or late lunch and same goes for dinner. The reason we suggest this is in hopes you’ll get your pick from some special seating options. Pinocchio Village Haus has a great view of the inside of It’s A Small World! There are a few tables that sit right next to the It’s A Small World windows. You and your kids can wave at people on the boats as they go by while enjoying your tasty food. There is another cool spot to dine that seems to be a secret! Look for stairs once inside. At the top of those stairs you’ll spot a very small loft with just a couple of tables inside and outside! This area isn’t always open however, but it can’t hurt to see if it is when you dine. It’s a great area for a perfect view of the restaurant inside and of Cinderella Castle outside. Lastly, don’t forget about the cute courtyard outside, especially if the weather is nice. Umbrellas help to keep the sun off of you and keep you cool!





 

4 – Décor

Welcome to what feels like Geppetto’s village home! Beautiful inside and out (especially for a quick service location), you’ll enjoy checking out the great details. The outside of Pinocchio’s can’t be missed! This German style village home is definitely unique from its surrounding. Such great wood work, molding, and design you’ll likely want to pause and take it in. The courtyard outside for seating is super cute and inviting. Just be sure to look up before entering and spot Pinocchio himself inviting you in to dine! Inside you’ll find ceiling to floor wood work. Intimate lighting, wooden chairs and tables with intricate designs, and wall art with the Blue Fairy, Geppetto, Figaro, Cleo, and of course Pinocchio, can be spotted throughout the restaurant. Plus, let’s not forget about those trouble makers – the Fox and the Cat! You almost expect to run into Geppetto around the corner working on Pinocchio!

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5 – Cast Members

We feel like we must mention the unique costumes Cast Members wear at Pinocchio Village Haus! The Cast Members match the theme around them. Sometimes they will even have puppets and walk around to talk with the kids! It’s just those little unique touches that make it special. We will say that Cast Members will not allow you to sit and eat unless you have food present. During the busy months, we’ve even had a hard time with one of us taking the kids to sit while the other ordered. We had to wait for food then could go sit all together. It did make things a little tricky but we understand that they don’t want people coming in to sit when they aren’t eating at Pinocchio’s. You’ll especially see them patrolling the courtyard, as we’re sure people see a spot to sit and go for it.

We highly recommend if you haven’t had a chance to experience Pinocchio Village Haus, you give it a whirl. All real boys and girls are welcome!



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About Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.