Disneyland’s Toontown is getting an update

Category: Travel

Walt Disney said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” And the folks at Disneyland are overflowing with imagination.

Mickey’s Toontown is one of the eight themed lands of the park. Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Main Street USA make up the remainder of Disneyland.

Mickey’s Toontown opened in 1993 and is the home to the “toons.” The buildings are right out of a cartoon with attractions meant for smaller children. There has never been any “thrill” rides in Toontown, yet it has a following for families and the very young who want to experience the joys of the classic cartoons.

Currently the Disneyland Railroad that goes through the area, Gadget’s Go Coaster (a small coaster for kiddies), Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, and areas to meet Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck.

Mickey’s Toontown is getting a complete overhaul, which is set to open in 2023. Families will have a new location to rest and enjoy the sights and sounds while being away from the hubbub of the often-frenetic high-thrill areas.

CenTOONial Park will be a natural space with a fountain for play in the daytime. At night the fountain will come to life through the magic of Disney. There will also be rolling hills and a laid-back feeling while still keeping the fun of Disneyland. After all, Toontown is home to Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and more.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad will make its debut in Disneyland when the new and improved Toontown reopens.

The new, spacious, laid-back land will be a nice respite for families with young kids.

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