"There's nothing quite like messing about in boats," according to Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and anyone who cruises the Storybook Land canal in Disneyland is in for a special treat. The castles, villages, and hammy hamlets that lie along the river's edge are miniature masterpieces of the highest order.
|1955: The church was constructed at the Disney Studio in Burbank.|
Often overlooked and under appreciated, the stone chapel of "Alice's Village" is one of the finest buildings created for the attraction—and it's also one of the largest, despite being scaled one inch to the foot.
|Scenic artists Frank Armitage (L) and Walt Perigoy choose colors for the church.|
|Layout for the "Alice in Wonderland" setting of Storybook Land.|
|Hardly noticeable are the tiny sculpted gargoyles that adorn the tower.|
|The left and right sides of the shingled tower roof.|
|The elaborate stained glass is authentic and soldered by hand. |
It was designed by Frank Armitage, and leaded together by Harriet Burns.
|Barely visible here is the tiny graveyard with headstones and crosses.|
|The right side...|
|...and the barely-seen rear!|
|Alice's church in 2006.|