Pinocchio Village Haus in WDW Magic Kingdom – 1 Mouse

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With all of the excitement about the new Storybook Circus soft-opening in Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, I’ve been thinking about our last visit to Fantasyland. Truly, we have a tendency to avoid Fantasyland when we visit MK. Now that our kiddo is older, she just isn’t interested in the classic rides. But on our last visit, I pushed the issue because I really wanted to ride Peter Pan’s Flight, and none of us have ever been on It’s a Small World. Really.

We wandered over from Tomorrow Land to Fantasyland right around lunchtime. The food choices were slim in that area with all of the construction going on, and we really wanted to sit down. So we ended up in Pinocchio Village Haus. It was crowded and everyone was a little damp from a mid-morning shower, and with all of the small children the atmosphere was basically akin to a mall food court, with some decent theming. The cast members were doing their best to keep it clean.

We ordered a meatball sub, pasta with meatballs, and breadsticks with marinara sauce.

Meatball Sub - Pinocchio Village Haus

Pasta with Meatballs - Pinocchio Village Haus

Breadsticks with Marinara - Pinocchio Village Haus

Frankly, the food was almost inedible. The sauce had an awful acidity that made everything taste like a tin can. The meatballs tasted like typical frozen meatballs, and would have been OK except for the yucky sauce. The pasta was so overcooked it was falling apart. Breadsticks were OK as long as they didn’t hit the sauce.

So there you have it – my first 1 Mouse review. Avoid Pinocchio Village Haus. Keep walking and eat lunch at Columbia Harbor House.  Here’s to hoping that the new Storybook Circus offers better dining options!

Here’s the only thing we enjoyed at Pinocchio Village Haus – the view of It’s a Small World. We still haven’t been on…

It's a Small World from Pinocchio Village Haus

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