Today, on Mickey and Minnie’s birthday, it was announced that Mickey’s Toontown will be reopening on March 8, 2023. This will be just a little over a month after Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens on January 27, 2023 as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration!
When it reopens, the land will have all-new experiences for families and young children that will give opportunities to play together at Disneyland. At the D23 Expo, some details and a model of the land were shared. The land will be more interactive and inclusive than ever, so guests of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy it. The Disney Parks Blog shared a deeper look at some of the things that will be able to be experienced when the land opens on March 8. Take a look below and read the descriptions of each area.
The reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will provide open, grassy play spaces for everyone to unwind, starting with CenTOONial Park, the first space guests will see when they enter the land. CenTOONial Park will be 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 providing an opportunity for children to crawl and explore.
Mickey’s Toontown will be home to the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway! Inside the El CapiTOON Theater, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you in the wacky and unpredictable cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, where you’ll board a train with Goofy as the engineer. One magical moment after the next leads you to a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns that the entire family will enjoy!
Over in Goofy’s neck of the woods, you’ll find Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, as shown in this new aerial rendering of the area.
Dedicated to all things play, Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard incorporates a whimsical sound garden where kids will discover new ways to make wacky noises, as well as enjoy an all-new, elevated clubhouse.
When you step inside Goofy’s House, you’ll find a fun, interactive candy-making contraption that only Goofy could imagine! The confectionery contraption begins high outside of Goofy’s home, as drips of honey fall from a beehive onto a chute that slides the colorful drops around and down into the home. From there, junior candymakers will help Goofy make the candy, and the silly sounds of household appliances will combine to make a truly Goofy symphony.
Donald’s Boat will be perched in the duck pond of the Goof homestead. Imagine larger-than-life spinning water lilies, balance beams and rocking toys at Donald’s Duck Pond that will help little ones get the wiggles out. Kids will definitely love making a splash in this space! You also can look into the boat through the portholes to witness bubbles of fun inside the flooded vessel and interact with some familiar ducklings including Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
For those wanting to get a little “nutty,” you can head over to Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster, where Mickey’s Toontown’s favorite tinkerer, Gadget Hackwrench, has created a one-of-a-kind, fun-sized coaster for the town’s tiniest citizens.
There will also be other places to enjoy in Mickey’s Toontown when it reopens. This includes MIckey’s House and Minnie’s House. Once again guests will get to visit their houses, wander through them, find surprises in each room, and if they are home, visit Mickey and Minnie while there! Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin will also be returning. Guests will board Lenny the Cab and then spin through the streets and alleys of Toontown while following the adventures of Roger Rabbit. Then, when getting a little hungry, stop by Cafe Daisy for some diner classics at Daisy Duck’s sidewalk table eatery. There also will be the Toontown Farmer’s Market at Good Boy! Grocers, a roadside stand that will offer grab-and-go drinks and treats!
Expect more information to come out about the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown in the coming months leading up its reopening. Daps Magic will continue to provide updates as they become available. Make sure and subscribe to the Daps Magic newsletter, social media, and YouTube!
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