Disneyland Park to Redesign Mickey’s Toontown to be Haven for Young Kids

by | Nov 15, 2021 | Disneyland, Disneyland Parks, DLR News

Get ready for a Mickey’s Toontown redesign in 2023. That’s right, Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park will get a makeover in 2023 to enhance its appeal to families with young children.

If you’re a Disney fan with young kids, listen up! Disneyland Park just announced it’ll be revamping Mickey’s Toontown to make it friendlier to young families whose kids are more interested in playing with sticks and rocks than in riding “it’s a small world.”

Mickey’s Toontown Redesign: Toontown 2.0

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A rendering of the redesigned Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

The reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will feature a slew of attractions designed to appeal to younger kids. It’ll also reportedly have an area perfect for play and parental relaxation. (Side note: Parental relaxation? What’s that? How can I sign up for it?)

New Landscaping

The area will be redesigned to have a greener landscape, including grassy areas for play and a dreaming tree inspired by the tree Walt Disney used to sit and daydream under as a young lad. This tree has sculpted roots perfect for climbing over, crawling under, and jumping around.

CenTOONial Park (Geddit?)

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A rendering of CenTOONial Park at the redesigned Mickey’s Toontown. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Upon entering the new Mickey’s Toontown, the first thing you’ll see will be CenTOONial Park. It has a fountain that features two water tables for your kids to play in and get soaked and then complain about being wet for the next hour. But hey, at least they will have fun!

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey’s Toontown will also be home to Disneyland Park’s newest ride: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Presumably, this ride will be similar to the original version at Walt Disney World Resort, which opened in 2020 to replace the much-loved Great Movie Ride.

Plenty of Character Sightings

But don’t worry! Not everything is changing. There will still be plenty of opportunities to see your favorite Disney characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, and more.

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Mickey’s Toontown will close in March 2022 in order for construction to begin on the new and improved version, which will open in early 2023.

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Written by Catherine Hiles

Written by Catherine Hiles

Catherine Hiles is a mom of young kids and therefore an avid Disney+ watcher. While it's her kids who request Disney soundtracks to play in the car, she often finds herself driving solo while belting out "Into the Unknoooooooooooown!" She also enjoys eating and running, although not at the same time.

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