Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is an attraction based off of the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The attraction is found at Disneyland in Toon Town. It also can be found at Tokyo Disneyland where it is located in Mickey’s Toontown, just like at Disneyland in California. The Disneyland version opened on July 26, 1994. Tokyo Disneyland opened the attraction on April 15, 1996.
The idea for an attraction based off of Roger Rabbit came soon after Disney realized how popular the character was after the release of his movie. With this popularity, there was opportunity. Because of this, Disney started working up different ideas for Roger Rabbit attractions. One idea had Roger Rabbit finding a home at Disneyland behind Main Street, USA. This new area would be called Hollywoodland. Over at the Magic Kingdom, a new area called Mickey’s Birthdayland was being developed behind Fantasyland. It was thought that Roger Rabbit could find a home there. Another idea had attractions based off of Roger Rabbit, Judge Doom, and Baby Herman coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of an expansion. Attractions would also be built at Tokyo Disneyland.
Things never seem to go quite as planned, however. When Euro Disney (later named Disneyland Paris) had financial difficulties, many of these plans were scaled back. The result was that Roger Rabbit only ended up having an attraction in Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin really is an experience that begins as you walk into the queue. Entering inside takes guests into the world of Roger Rabbit. The queue goes through narrow alleys of Toontown with elements of the story present. Finally, guests reach the Toontown Cab Company.
Weasels are trying to kidnap Jessica Rabbit and Roger Rabbit is off to the rescue aboard Benny the cab. Guests are in hot pursuit as they board another cab. The cab is named Lenny, the cousin of Benny. The cabs are situated so each can fit two guests. The cabs travel in pairs. As the attraction gets going weasels have spilled Toon-melting Dip! There, guests get their first look at Roger and Benny who spin out. This soon happens to Lenny as well. With that, the wheel is now active and guests can spin their car by turning the wheel. As the race to save Jessica Rabbit takes place, Lenny takes guests through Toontown as they crash into Bullina’s China Shop, slip and slide into the Power House, and spin into Gag the Warehouse storage area. There the weasels are laying in wait to take aim at the arriving cabs!
Roger Rabbit Car Toon Spin is a fun attraction that is worth the walk to the back of Disneyland. It brings Toontown to life even more as guests spin through the story. Also, while visiting Toontown, there are a ton of fun photo ops in the area. There are also some opportunities to meet Mickey Mouse and the gang in and around their homes.
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