Every now and then I stumble across something a little baffling. Usually it’s that “Move It Shake It Celebrate It” mini-parade on Main Street. What is that thing? A couple modest parade floats, some awkward dance moves, a few lip-synching college kids. If it weren’t for the fact that some of the performers were dogs, ducks, and orangutans, it would be just another C-list boy band concert.
|Donald and Goofy perform their hit “Girl, You Are Wicked Awesome.”|
Today I’d like to highlight one of the architectural features at Pinocchio Village Haus. Yes, it’s spelled “Haus”, because that is the German word for House. Hey, why does Pinocchio have a German restaurant anyway? He’s Italian, the food is Italian. They should call it Casa di Pinocchio (that’s gold, Jerry!)
|The cup is round. The jar is round. They should call it roundtine.|
Anyway, have you ever noticed the bell? Not the big glockenspiel, an Italian word that means Giant German Bell Tower. That’s actually pretty cool and one of the better themed elements in Fantasyland. No, I’m talking about the bronze bell mounted outside one of the doors in that little courtyard with the fountain. It’s sort of concealed behind a cast iron weaving of vines.
The bell really works if you can manage to push the lever, which always feels a little rusted over. If you’ve been exercising regularly and bring along a can of WD-40, you can make it emit a nice solid clang. I never really noticed it before. I guess it’s a dinner bell or something. I have no idea why it’s hanging on the wall. I’ve never seen anybody ringing it before. It’s just a decoration that isn’t glued down for once.
Be sure to check it out the next time you’re enjoying some of that famous Sicilian wienerschnitzel and sauerkraut.
|An annoying noise-maker that your kids amazingly haven’t discovered.