Let’s take a 7-minute journey through the Storybook Land Canal Boats.  This charming boat ride was something that Walt Disney had always desired.  As you wind your way on these “boats” or bateaux, (which is a low sitting boat that you would see in Northern Europe on the canals and rivers), enjoy the scenery and stories that you surround you.


When this ride first opened in 1956 it held detailed displays of Geppetto’s Village and Toy Shop from Pinocchio, Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship from Peter Pan, the Cinderella Castle and many more villages from a variety of stories.  In 1994 during a renovation, new scenes were added which included Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.


The boats are battery-powered and run along a track that is submerged in 465,000 gallons of water.  The Canal Captains also have the fun of delivering narratives similar to when you’re riding the Jungle Cruise.  Must be fun to be a Canal Boat captain and to see what all the people in the villages are up to on each cruise.

Did you know that there are also 15 Canal Boats and all of them have different names?

  1. Alice
  2. Ariel
  3. Aurora
  4. Belle
  5. Cinderella
  6. Daisy
  7. Faline
  8. Fauna
  9. Flora
  10. Flower
  11. Katrina
  12. Merryweather
  13. Snow White
  14. Tinker Bell
  15. Wendy

The next time you ride the Storybook Land Canal Boats, see how many of the different boats you can spot.  If you are ready to make your next canal journey, let me know how I can help you get there.

To Infinity and Beyond Travel – Traci

About Traci

Traci is the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel, an affiliate of Worldwide Travel Specialists.  She has been helping people plan magical vacations to Disney Destinations for 8 years.  She has been a lifelong fan of all things Disney that started when her parents took her to Disney World for the first time in 1978. Since then she has visited Disney World and Disneyland multiple times.  In the fall of 2018 she and her husband moved to Florida to begin a new chapter in life as empty nesters.  They decided being close to The Mouse and beaches was where they wanted to be.  Part of her enjoyment now is to be able to visit with her clients while on vacation and make certain that all their vacation dreams are being met.  She loves helping her clients by working with them on booking dining reservations, Genie+ and Lightning Lane reservations, special events and anything else that she can do to spread pixie dust.  Her goal is for all her clients to enjoy their magical vacation instead of planning their vacation.

She is also the author/editor of The Infinity Mouse where she shares all things Disney to keep her readers informed about what is happening in and around Disney.  Her goal is to bring happiness to her readers and to have everyone feel like one big ‘Ohana’.

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