A Look Behind The Scenes Of The Spanish “Tooth Fairy” Raton Pérez
In England, it’s the Tooth Fairy, in Germany die Zahnfee, in France La Petite Souris and in Spain we have El Raton Pérez. My son, me and some friends were very interested in how Raton Pérez is getting the teeth and what is happening with them once they are collected. So we booked a tour at the Antiguo Almacén de Dientes and dived into a whole new world!
Before the doors to the factory of Raton Pérez opened, two very talented actresses greeted us and made an introduction of what we can expect once we are inside the tooth factory.
Once we entered the factory of El Raton Pérez and his little helpers, the lovely guides explained everything. Luckily, the kids were allowed to actively take part in the guided tour by pressing buttons, opening doors, turning wheels and more. The tour was full of surprises. While the guide would talk about where the teeth are coming from and how they enter the factory, smoke would suddenly come out of one pipe! Quickly, some kids had to turn a wheel so that the smoke would stop.
There was one big tube where the kids’ teeth arrive from all over the world. We were lucky because some teeth came out so that we could see them. BUT, they were black! The horror! So the guide told the children how important it is to brush the teeth twice a day, every day. See, mum told you so 😉
The guide not only showed us all the details of the tooth factory but we also gained insight into the private life of Raton Pérez and his little helpers. We were allowed to see their living rooms, their dining rooms, their sleeping rooms, they even have a party room!
Although we saw many traces of Raton Pérez everywhere on the wall of the factory, we didn’t catch a glimpse of himself, until we were guided into a theatre room. Everyone had to sit down and the lovely guides called Raton Pérez to arrange a video conference. A little movie of Raton Pérez was shown where he directly spoke to the children. At the end of the video, we suddenly heard a train. It was the tooth train that had just arrived with all the kids’ teeth from all over the world! It made its way through the factory and emptied all the teeth, this time mostly white, into the right container. How exciting it was! This was the end of a fabulous 1 hour guided tour through the tooth factory Antiguo Almacén de Dientes.
My three year old son is usually very active and not very good in sitting still and listening for an hour. But that day he did! He was just amazed by all the pipes, fumes, doors, buttons, the train, the story tellers and the exciting atmosphere. Luckily, it wasn’t all sitting quiet because the kids were participating as well.
I highly recommend booking the guided tour through the Antiguo Almacén de Dientes. It is definitely worth it. The price for the tour is 6€ per person and you can book it online at http://www.antiguoalmacendedientes.com/PROGRAMACION-ESPECTACULOS.html
The venue is located close to the Botanical Garden in Valencia:
16 Carrer de Borrull, 46008 Valencia
+34 640 679 793
We wish you a great discovery trip, full of excitement!