Mickey’s Toontown is a themed land at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, both operated by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and The Oriental Land Company. Toontown is the name of this land in Tokyo Disneyland. Mickey’s Toontown Fair was a similar land at the Magic Kingdom until 2011. Toon Studio is a similar park at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. The land is currently being renovated at Disneyland and will reopen in 2023 as part of the “Disney 100 Years of Wonder” event.
The attraction is a miniature replica of the Mickey Mouse universe where visitors may meet the characters and see their homes, which are built in a cartoonish style. It was inspired by the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit’s “Toontown,” in which cartoon characters live apart from humans.
On January 24, 1993, Mickey’s Toontown debuted at Disneyland. The section is inspired by Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and looks like a Max Fleischer cartoon set. The structures are stylized and bright. There are various attractions based on popular cartoon characters, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s residences and a little children’s coaster. There are a couple of interactive gags. However, there are few huge or technically complex attractions or shows in comparison to other Disneyland regions, and the houses themselves appeal largely as play places for small children. There is a reference to Laugh-O-Gram Studios, the studio that Disney founded before Disney Studios, on one of the windows above the library in this land.
Toontown Morning Madness, an early access event, was conducted here for customers booking travel with the American Automobile Association (AAA) or reserving a vacation package with the Walt Disney Travel Company. Morning Madness, on the other hand, was cancelled in 2013 in favor of Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning. Due to its proximity to the launch place for the fireworks, the property will close early for the day on evenings when fireworks are scheduled. Mickey’s Toontown Depot is open from park opening to park closing because it also acts as a Fantasyland stop, as the station is located close to the Fantasyland Theatre. The park and the land close on non-fireworks days.
In April 2019, Disney stated that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is now open at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, would be relocated to Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland in 2023. The rollercoaster will be situated in a new structure within Toontown called the El CapiTOON Theater, a play on Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater, which is owned by Disney. The attraction, which is scheduled to replace the Gag Factory store, will be Toontown’s first new attraction since Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin launched in 1994.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Disneyland Resort was briefly closed from 2020 to 2021, at which time building on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway began. Disney stated in November 2021 that Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland would be renovated and closed for a year. Play activities for children and families will be among the new features. With the construction of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a new children’s play area named CenTOONial Park will be created, complete with a fountain. In February 2022, Disney Parks released new information on the improvements, revealing that Gadget’s Go Coaster, Goofy’s Playhouse, and Donald’s Boat will be “reimagined” as Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Gadget Coaster, Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, and Donald’s Duck Pond. On March 9, 2022, Mickey’s Toontown was briefly shuttered. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to debut on January 27, 2023, with the remainder of Mickey’s Toontown following on March 8, 2023.
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