Today, March 19, 2023, the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown opened in Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort, and Guests were finally able to see and experience all the new areas.
Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock hosted a dedication moment in the land on March 18, welcoming everyone back to Mickey’s Toontown. Ken was joined by Mickey Mouse and the residents of Toontown to celebrate this milestone, along with cast members and members of the media.
If you’re planning a visit to Mickey’s Toontown, here are five things you should know before visiting:
New Interactive Areas and Grassy Spaces
CenTOONial Park is the first space you’ll see when you enter the land, and it’s anchored by two new interactive play experiences: a beautiful fountain featuring water tables designed for play that invite Guests 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.
For parents who don’t want their kids to get wet, you’ll be happy to hear Donald’s Boat includes a splash area but it’s gated.
New Attractions and Shops
Mickey’s Toontown is also home to the new, family-friendly attraction Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which debuted January 27.
Like it’s Walt Disney World counterpart, 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.
Located next to the new attraction, EngineEar Souvenirs features a selection of ride related merchandise, as well as other Mickey and Friends memorabilia.
One item you won’t want to leave on the shelf is the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway remote control trackless train. The locomotive has two detached, trackless train cars that use follow behind technology.
Guests of all ages can also 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, Guests can once again enjoy favorite returning attractions like Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House, and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
Two all-new dining locations have opened in Mickey’s Toontown, serving up colorful comfort foods and scrumptious snacks that are sure to satisfy.
Café Daisy, which offers food and beverages, serves up playful spins on diner classics, including a plant-based option, created by Chef Daisy. Mobile ordering is available at this quick-service location.
Meanwhile, 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 also pick up the Souvenir Slushee Sipper or Perfect Picnic Basket novelty here, which includes your choice of three snack-sized items. Guests can even add on the Perfect Picnic Blanket to go with the basket.
New and Returning Characters
For the first time at any Disney park, Pete (aka “Peg Leg Pete”) will make appearances as he causes mischief around the neighborhood. And yes, according to Disney, he is an anthropomorphic cat, which is why he is an antagonist to Mickey Mouse.
Joining him for Guests to take photos with are Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with their pals Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Clarabelle, and Goofy.
Mickey’s even getting a new casual look for when he’s greeting guests outside his home in Toontown. He will still sport his traditional look when meeting guests inside.
Walt Disney Imagineers have thoughtfully designed this reimagined land to try to remove as many barriers to play as possible.
Disney says Mickey’s Toontown is now entirely wheelchair accessible, including its slides, and even the main tree in CenTOONial Park features a wheelchair accessible path that navigates through the roots.
Fort Max, a climbable clubhouse inside Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, features special roller slides that not only help Guests with less leg mobility, but have more space at the bottom to accommodate guests who need time to get back into wheelchairs.
It is also visually and auditorily approachable for kids who are easily overwhelmed by loud or bright sensory stimuli.
The Imagineers have designed a space for all kids, crafting accessible play spaces, plus quiet areas and shady spots so that its youngest Guests have a place to exert their pent-up energy or decompress. The entire land has also been repainted in softer colors, and some areas feature more subdued, spa-like background musical scores.
So many reasons to visit the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown…when do you plan to visit? Let us know in the comments.