Today Disney announced that Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland is getting reimagined. This re-imagined area will be finished by 2023 when Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway debuts at Disneyland. The news was announced by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo.
The reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will be filled with some new experiences that will allow families and young children to enjoy the area together. According to the Disney Parks Blog, “The beloved Mickey’s Toontown will transform into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. Focusing on today’s families with young children, Mickey’s Toontown will feature new play experiences, as well as open, grassy play spaces for everyone to unplug. The land will have landscaping for both spontaneous family play and parental relaxation.“
“We are so excited to leverage Disney’s powerful brand, develop new stories and share even more magical experiences with our guests,” said D’Amaro. “The newly reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will be a welcoming place where families and younger guests can connect and play together in fun new ways.”
Greenery is being added to the land along with extra space. There will be new activities and attractions for the land. There will be places for both active and tactile play along with new experiences to let kids play, slide, spin, splash, touch, and even listen. The whole land will be incredibly interactive.
CenTOONial Park will be the first thing that guests experience when they enter the new reimagined Mickey’s Toontown. The area will include two interactive play experiences. Disney shared the following description of CenTOONial Park:
At the center of CenTOONial Park will be a fountain, designed for play, which will also become a center icon for Mickey’s Toontown. As its base, water tables will invite guests to play with the water and have a sensory experience. At night, the fountain will be brought to life in a unique spectacle.
A nearby dreaming tree will be inspired by the tree a young Walt Disney would daydream under in his hometown. Sculpted tree roots will provide an opportunity for children to play, crawl and explore, and undulating topography will offer rolling hills and a place to sit and dream.
Mickey’s Toontown in its current form will close in March of 2022 to make way for the reimagined land. When it reopens in 2023, it will still be the home for Mickey and all his friends along with Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. DAPS MAGIC will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.
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