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Toad Hall

 

It is the finest home on the River. It is where Angus McBadger worried about Toad's accounts. It is where Toad confounded Winky and the weasels in the caper over the deed. It is the ancesteral home of J. Thaddeus Toad, Esquire.

 

Storybook Land Figurines

Toad Hall is one of three Disney Storybook Land lighted figurines released for Disneyland's 50th anniversary. It is 5-1/4"H x 8-1/4"W x 6-1/4"D.

Toad Hall Storybook Land collectible

Toad Hall collectible

 

The complete set included three famous abodes found in Fantasyland: the Seven Dwarfs' Cottage, Gepetto's Workshop where Pinocchio came to life, and of course, Toad Hall. The Certificate of Authenticity says, "Small in scale but large in legend, these jewels of Storybook Land well represent the enchantment of Fantasyland...the heart of Disneyland Park."

Storybook Land collectible set

 

Each home is lighted (takes AA batteries) and sits on a magnetized wooden base. On the bottom of the base are several markings, including a notation that this set was a limited edition of 1000.

Base of Toad Hall collectible

 

In April 2011, a set was listed on eBay with a starting bid of $85, but there were no takers. The original price for the set was $199.95 (unconfirmed). The seller of this set noted that one of the chimneys of Toad Hall is slanted, but it appears it was made that way.

Storybook Land Mr. Toad collectible Rooftop of Toad Hall

 

Storybook Land Canal Boat Ride

As commemorated by this collectible, Toad Hall is one of the famous landmarks on the canal boat ride at Disneyland knows as Storybook Land. After the harrowing experience of going through Monstro's open mouth, riders of the canal boat are treated to a serene ride past many miniature homes of Disney characters. Toad Hall was relocated to another spot along the river after Aladdin's Castle claimed the right of eminent domain. Note how striking the blue roof is.

Storybook Land Toad Hall

 

Mr. Toad Books

In The Adventures of Mr. Toad book, Toad Hall is illustrated without the intricate detail of most renditions of Toad Hall, but its blue roof is just as striking as most depictions.

Toad Hall in book

 

Toad Hall at Disneyland

Though an elaborate facade, the Toad Hall that holds Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is simply spectacular. The front of Toad Hall is brick and stone and features the Toad coat of arms and a statue of J. Thaddeus Toad. Around on the side, where visitors line up to embark on their wild ride, the building features Moley, Ratty, and Angus McBadger. Toad's motorcar sits out front--a perfect spot for a Kodak moment.

Toad Hall at Disneyland

The detail of Toad Hall at Disneyland, including Toad's car out front, has been captured in another collectible--Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland attractions by Robert Olszewski:

Robert Olszewski Toad Hall

 

Disneyland is billed as a magical place. Toad's Hall at Disneyland night is truly a magical sight. The picture below is deliberately tiny to give you a preview. Click the picture or this link to see a gorgeous shot of Toad Hall at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride from Flickr. It's well worth the click.

Toad Hall at Mr Toad's Wild Ride

 

Toad Hall in The Adventures of Mr. Toad Movie

Much of what is seen of Toad Hall in The Adventures of Mr. Toad movie, is the inside, when Toad and his friends sneak into Toad's Home to take back the deed that Winky took from Toad in a bar room swindle. The opening of the movie, though, shows this shot of Toad Hall. It is the ancestral home of J. Thaddeus Toad, says narrorator Basil Rathbone, noting that it was the finest home on the River.

Toad Hall in movie

 

 

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