Welcome Fun & All! Today – March 19, 2023 – the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown opens in Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort, beginning a new era of ways families and young children can play together.
At this animated neighborhood, families can explore, play, discover and unwind together while enjoying new interactive experiences, returning familiar favorites and the recently debuted attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
Yesterday, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock hosted a dedication moment in the land, welcoming everyone back to Mickey’s Toontown. Ken was joined by Mickey Mouse and the residents of Toontown to celebrate this milestone with cast members and media. It was a perfectly playful celebration!
At the transformed Mickey’s Toontown, you get to play in your own way. The environment and experiences in this land were designed to allow guests to see, hear, feel and interact with one another in various ways. Walt Disney Imagineering also thoughtfully designed the reimagined land to try to remove as many barriers to play as possible, with more open green spaces for gathering and play. Let’s explore!
New interactive areas and grassy spaces
CenTOONial Park is the first space you’ll see when you enter the land. CenTOONial Park is anchored by two new interactive play experiences: a beautiful fountain featuring water tables designed for play that invite you to have a sensory experience, plus a nearby dreaming tree with sculpted tree roots for children to crawl around and explore.
Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard incorporates a whimsical sound garden where kids can discover new ways to make wacky noises, as well as an all-new, elevated clubhouse. Inside Goofy’s House, you can help operate a fun, interactive candy-making contraption that only Goofy could imagine.
Donald’s Duck Pond will help little ones get the wiggles out and make a splash. Perched in the duck pond, Donald’s Boat is surrounded by larger-than-life spinning water lilies, balance beams and rocking toys. Explorers can look into the boat’s portholes to witness bubbles of fun inside featuring familiar ducklings Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
Mickey’s Toontown is also home to the new, family-friendly attraction Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which debuted Jan. 27. The attraction features no age/height restriction, so families can travel all together into the wacky and unpredictable cartoon world of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
You can go nuts on Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGET coaster, a one-of-a-kind, fun-sized coaster created by the resident tinkerer of Mickey’s Toontown, Gadget Hackwrench.
Plus, you can once again enjoy favorite returning attractions like Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
Classic characters, cartoon cuisine and whimsical wares
While visiting this whimsical world, you may spot and take photos with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Clarabelle and Goofy.
And for the first time at any Disney park, Pete also makes appearances as he causes mischief around the neighborhood.
Two all-new dining locations serve colorful comfort foods and scrumptious snacks that are sure to satisfy kids and kids-at-heart (check out the Disney Eats foodie guide here)! Café Daisy, which offers food and beverages via mobile ordering through the Disneyland app*, serves up playful spins on diner classics – including a plant-based option.
The Good Boy! Grocers farmers market stand offers grab-and-go drinks, snacks and novelties. For a memorable mealtime and while supplies last, families can pick up the Souvenir Slushee Sipper or Perfect Picnic Basket novelty, which includes your choice of three snack-sized items. You can also choose to add on the Perfect Picnic Blanket to go with your basket.
Located next to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, EngineEar Souvenirs features a selection of Mickey Mouse and pals toys, apparel, headwear and more to “choo-choo-choose” from – including the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Remote Control Trackless Train.** EngineEar Souvenirs offers merchandise mobile checkout, which enables guests to scan and pay as they shop for select items right from their phones using the Disneyland app.
The reopening of Mickey’s Toontown offers young families even more experiences to enjoy together in a distinct area of Disneyland park, adjacent to Fantasyland, home of “it’s a small world” and the Fantasyland Theatre, which features the uplifting “Tale of the Lion King” live show on select days.
Mickey’s Toontown is among the new experiences debuting as part of the Disney100 celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which honors Disney’s 100th anniversary with new and limited-time offerings throughout the year.
We can’t wait for you all to come and visit Mickey and his pals in Toontown! Which area of the land are you looking forward to playing in first?
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
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