Home / Storybook Land / 1981 Storybook Land Reconstruction pt.2

Continuing with the Gerald Parker series documenting the reconstruction of Storybook Land, this installment will focus on one of the most iconic structures of the entire attraction – Toad Hall. ¬†Originally sitting where Agrabah now resides, Toad Hall was such an enchanting design that when the new Fantasyland facades were being designed for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, the Storybook Land miniature was used as a template for the full-size ride building.

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The original Toad Hall – Jerry remembered fondly just how many chimneys he had to rebuild on the new Toad Hall.

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Jerry’s handwritten measurements taken out on Storybook Land before the old building was torn out. Yes, Toad Hall really is 6 feet wide!

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A rare look inside the interior of Toad Hall. Looking directly at the front door and large leaded glass window, the 12V Transformers for the lighting system can be seen in the lower right.

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The new interior lighting system inside Toad Hall. Note the mirror on the right side of the image. Jerry figured out how to bounce the light around inside the building using mirrors so that every window would be lit up with the soft warm light.

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Jerry’s new Toad Hall, complete with its seven chimneys, now sits in its new location on the other side of the canal.