August 16, 2016

A Rare Look at Never Built Pinocchio in Disneyland

A simple but rare piece of concept art for Disneyland's brand new Fantasyland. New for 1955, anyway! Pinocchio was a critically acclaimed film, a dark but endearing movie masterpiece. How would Walt's Imagineers bring it into the park? As we know, Monstro eventually made the cut as part of the Storybookland Canal Boats, but the rafts morphed into charming watercraft similar to what we envision in the canals of Amsterdam from years gone by.

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

2 comments:

mark hickson said...

This was going to be a Monstro the Whale 'Shoot the Chute' ride!

Mark Taft said...

Would have been the earliest Fantasyland thrill ride! :)
Love seeing these old pieces...