Pinocchio's Marionette Theater is a charming marionette theater right inside the Altamonte Mall, in Altamonte Springs Florida! Conveniently located right next to Sears, right in front of the My Simon Children's play place! This is the perfect location for such a perfect family friendly adventure!
Their Grand Re-Opening was August 1st, 2009, after being closed for over a year to regroup. The new facility is colorful, cheerful, plush, and comfortable, with plenty of bench seating and floor seating for young children and their families. They have marionette puppets for sale in the lobby, in lots of varieties, and cute magic kits, hats, plush characters and more!
The first production is called "Jack and The Beanstalk" and will be running until September 13th. It is a whimsical musical story based on the old tale with a funny new twist. The puppets sing and dance and children clap and giggle right along with their parents! Bryan was completely captivated by this magical production, and laughed and cheered, and clapped along with lots of other kids in the packed theater performance.
Afterwards we got the chance to go backstage and see firsthand the magic behind the scenes, the set, the puppeteers work area, and to watch the puppeteers make their puppets dance and act for us. Bryan was amazed and exclaimed, "Oh, cool, that's how they do it!"
Now he wants to make puppets and a story with several characters and do his own puppet show, how cute! He says He can be the puppeteer, and I can be the "'tographer" cause that's what I like to do. lol!
This is the perfect family friendly adventure for your whole family, don't miss it!
Tickets: Special Re-Opening Introductory price is only $5! Children 2 and under free. Hurry and see this now as the prices will be going up!
Showtimes Wednesday through Friday: 10:30am, 4:00pm
Showtimes Saturday and Sunday: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
They have several party rooms to host your birthday party, with several packages to choose from, including special preferred seating for the puppet shows, a special personal performance, goody bags, and a special gift for the lucky birthday child.
You can even rent out the whole theater for your own private party for 60 people!
We love this place and hope to visit often! Bravo!
Hope you enjoy the highlights video of their Grand Opening: