Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin

Climb into of the old mill's buckets and enjoy a view onto Fantasyland from high above.

Close to the back of Fantasyland stands an old windmill which forms the centre of Le Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin.

The attractions look was inspired by Disney's classic short "The Old Mill" which won critical acclaim for the use of animation to bring to life a raging thunderstorm. The attraction however relies on simpler charms.

Suspended from the huge arms towards the back of the ride giant oversized buckets act as carriages forming a mini Ferris wheel.

The short ride gives guests a chance to see Fantasyland from the air, with views across the Storybook Land area and beyond. The journey is made even more magical during the evening when the whole of Fantasyland is lit in a glorious blaze of colour.

Tips

Due to the ride's small capacity and slow loading procedure lines tend to build early in the day and stay long for much of the day, to best avoid queues guests should try to visiting early morning, late evening or during the parades.

Compact

  • Number of Buckets: 12
  • Seats per Bucket: 5
  • Highest Altitude: 12 meters
  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 3 of 5

Specials

Released in late 1937, "The Old Mill" was the first Disney cartoon that used the new multiplane camera, which was invented by Walt Disney himself.

The multiplane camera allowed the presentation of depth as well as camera movements in cartoons. In "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the camera was used to film Snow Whites escape through the dark forest; in "Pinocchio" it allowed the beautiful view onto the small village and the impressive opening sequence of "Bambi" would also have been impossible without the multiplane camera.

"The Old Mill" was a very successful cartoon and earned two Academy Awards, one as "Best Cartoon" and the other one for the multiplane camera technology.

Limits

The attraction operates seasonally, usually opening only during the high summer season.

DLP.info votings

Child:
3,5 Spacer
Atmosphere:
3,0
Youth:
2,0  
Thrill:
1,5
Adult:
3,0  
Music:
1,5
Senior:
2,5  
Themeing:
3,5

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