A few years ago, Disney announced plans for the historic remodeling of Mickey’s Toontown. Closed a few months ago for remodeling, Mickey’s Toontown is now reopened at Disneyland Park! Want to know more about the changes?
Let’s get into it!
Mickey’s Toontown opened at Disneyland Park in 1993, under former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. The land is based on the popular Disney animated cartoons and 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit!” On opening day, the land also featured an attraction named “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin” also inspired by the film.
This new land will feature a similar version of the “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” attraction located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a few updates to the iconic houses that belong to Mickey and Friends! Mickey’s and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened to guests on March 8, and the rest of Toontown reopened to guests on March 19, along with positive reviews!
In addition, on opening day, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto all returned for meet-and-greets with guests, with Pete making his debut at Disneyland Park!
Let’s take a look at all the changes:
When you enter the new and improved cartoon-themed land, you will be greeted with the all-new CenTOONial Park, anchored by two interactive play experiences, a beautiful fountain, and a dreaming tree!
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Similar to the Hollywood Studios version, this attraction is located inside the El CapiTOON Theater, features a brand-new Mickey & Friends pre-show and short, and will put you in a wacky and unpredictable cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, where you’ll board a train with Goofy as the engineer, and you’ll even get the chance to meet Chuuby, a new lovable bird friend!
Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard
Over in the neck of the woods, you’ll find Goofy’s updated How-To-Play yard, as seen in the concept art below. In the garden, kids will be able to learn how to create new noises, and enjoy an all-new elevated playhouse! As you step inside Goofy’s House, you’ll be greeted with an interactive candy making contraption, enabling kids to use their true imagination!
Donald’s Duck Pond
Located near Goofy’s House, you’ll find Donald’s Duck Pond, which was also slightly modified. Guests will be greeted with larger than life water lilies, balance beams and rocking toys as they explorer the exterior of Donald’s boat house.
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Gadget Coaster
For guests feeling a bit “nutty,” you can head over to Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Gadget Coaster, where Toontown’s favorite tinkerer, Gadget Hackwrench, had created an all-new, one-of-a-kind coaster for the town’s tiniest citizens! This coaster is a remodel of the original, Gadget’s Go Coaster.
Other attractions returning include Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin and Mickey and Minnie’s self-toured houses filled with fun surprises! When you feel hungry, you can also visit the quick-service locations Daisy Cafe or Good Boy! Grocers, with food always served with a smile!
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Photo Courtesy: Disney/Disney Parks Blog.