As part of its renovations during the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration, Disney Parks just debuted a new entryway sign for Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park.
Toontown originally opened at the Disneyland Resort in 1993, following the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), which included a cinematic version of a fictional town inhabited by animated cartoon characters, including familiar faces from Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Daffy, and Donald, Duck. The popular cult classic also introduced the lovable but gullible Roger Rabbit, a zany cartoon star married to the beautiful and dangerous Jessica Rabbit, who now have their own Toontown attraction, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
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Since then, Toontown, with its wacky theming, kid-friendly attractions and areas, and even the opportunity to explore the homes of beloved Fab Five members like Goofy, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Chip n Dale, has become an iconic staple of the Disney Parks. Sadly, Southern California’s Walt Disney World Resort counterpart, Mickey’s Toontown Fair, closed in 2011 as part of the Fantasyland expansion.
Today, Disneyland’s Toontown also closed recently, but don’t worry! It was a temporary hiatus for Walt Disney Imagineering to revamp the entire space and add an all-new location, CenTOONial Park, with new enhancements.
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Of course, this included a second version of the popular Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ dark ride, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which opens on January 27, 2023, along with the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Anniversary festivities. The rest of Toontown will become available to Disney Park Guests in March after the final construction is complete.
However, one bit of new Disney magic has already come to the toony area beside Fantasyland: a new Toontown sign above the entrance featuring elements of animated Disney characters. For example, the previously yellow letters now include subtle nods to Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Daisy Duck, and more!
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In fact, Disney Parks shared footage of the sign officially going up in its new home above the entryway on its Instagram yesterday:
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What do you think of the new sign? Guests can experience the new Mickey’s Toontown when the whole area reopens on March 8, 2023.