Disney Parks are home to some of the most immersive experiences anywhere, with several themed lands transporting Guests into different times and places, and often new worlds altogether.
One of the most iconic Disney Park lands has been undergoing a massive reimagining project over the past year, and Disney just confirmed the reopening date!
Disney fans have been anxiously awaiting more news on the redesign of Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park, especially since the last official update from this year’s D23 Expo in September. At the Expo, fans were shown concept art for several reimagined areas and attractions, and given an opening date for the newest version of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Now, in celebration of Mickey and Minnie’s birthday, the Disney Park Blog has shared that Mickey’s Toontown will open to Guests on March 8, 2023. (If you were waiting for the right time to plan your next Disneyland trip, this could be it!)
One of the new experiences Guests will have at the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown is CenTOONial Park, which offers a grassy, open green space for Guests of all ages to relax and unwind while exploring Disneyland.
This area will be perfect for Guests with little ones as well, as CenTOONial Park will come with two interactive play experiences, a fountain with water tables for an exciting sensory experiences, and “dreaming tree” with sculpted tree roots where children can climb and play.
You may have already experienced Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but its West Coast counterpart will be a totally unique attraction. The theatre experience, this time in El CapiTOON Theater will feature images of the beloved characters throughout their history before Guests board one of Disney’s most immersive attractions yet.
The best part? Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open before the rest of Mickey’s Toontown on January 27, 2023 to help kick off the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration at the Disneyland Resort.
Goofy’s very own section of the new Mickey’s Toontown takes its cues from some of the character’s most memorable early cartoons. Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard comes with a sound garden “where kids will discover new ways to make wacky noises, as well as enjoy an all-new, elevated clubhouse.”
Nearby, Guests will find Goofy’s house which includes an interactive candy-making contraption created by the Goof himself, along with an opportunity for junior candy makers to try their hand at making candy.
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Toontown would certainly not be complete without an area dedicated to Donald Duck! Donald Duck’s Pond is located on the edge of Goofy’s yard in the form of a splash pad complete with the character’s famous boat and familiar faces like Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster is next up in the reimagined Toontown lineup. In this attraction, Disney shared that “Mickey’s Toontown’s favorite tinkerer, Gadget Hackwrench, has created a one-of-a-kind, fun-sized coaster for the town’s tiniest citizens.”
And, Toontown would not be complete without an opportunity to visit Mickey and Minnie’s houses, where Guests will once again be able to enjoy magical self-guided tours. Character greetings will also take place (when the two are home) in Mickey’s Toontown.
Fans of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon spin will be pleased to have confirmation that this attraction will return. Mickey’s Toontown will be rounded out with new eateries for quick-service dining and snacks, including Cafe Daisy, “a sidewalk table eatery,” and the Toontown Farmers Market at Good Boy! Grocers, which will offer grab-and-go drinks and snacks.
We can’t wait to experience the latest edition of Mickey’s Toontown for ourselves, and will be back with additional updates as we have them here on Disney Tips.