A Toontown reopening date has finally been announced, and it’s coming very soon. Learn when to head to Disneyland.
The current Toontown landscape offers play areas and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Get out your ink and paint because it’s all about to change… but we promise there will still be plenty of places to play. It will be even bigger, better, and more animated than before.
Toontown Reopening Date
Toontown at Disneyland will reopen on March 8, 2023. That’s really just a few short months before all the silly antics start up again! Read on to find out what is new, what won’t be there anymore, and that one boat you just thought might be done for…
What Will Be in Toowntown?
Toontown at Disneyland is one of the silliest places you are likely to go. But lately, it’s been a bit less than exciting, with many of the interactive exhibits closed or limited following the Covid-19 outbreak, and then a longer closure announced for March 9, 2022. So … what has Toontown been sketching up this whole time?
At the D23 Expo, Disneyland was proud to announce fresh new ideas for this area at the back of Disneyland Park, with new concept art and a scale model that detailed a lot of areas we’ve been wondering about. Keep scrolling to see…
New concept art was shown by Josh D’Amaro on Sunday, September 11th at the D23 Expo. This art revealed that Mickey and Minnie’s Houses as well as Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin will remain intact in Toontown.
The concept art revealed at D23 shows revitalized hands-on play areas and beautiful spaces for families to relax during a bustling day at Disneyland Park. In the images above, you can see where Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be situated on the eastern side of the land.
We are really stepping into an era of inclusive experiences in this land for families of all ages.
Were you worried that maybe Donald’s Boat wasn’t going to reopen? The new concept art shows that the boat will be reimagined, with a brand new splash pad for those hot California summer days. In this reimagining, Donald has crashed it into Goofy’s pond. We can’t even begin to imagine Donald’s reaction.
Chip n’ Dale’s Gadget Coaster
Strap in for one nutty ride. Gadget Hackwrench’s classic mini-coaster will still be rockin’ the rails. Formerly Gadget’s Go Coaster, we’re betting that the refresh will give us even more reasons to appreciate the ingenuity of our lil rodent friends.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Queue
Something we weren’t expecting was an update on the queue for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
It looks like the queue is getting a touch interactive, with various spaces and hands-on play for kids to keep them occupied while they wait for their ride. What’s happening with Disco Mickey and Minnie? We can’t wait to find out!
Toontown Model Revealed at D23
To give fans a better idea of what to expect when the new Toontown at Disneyland opens, a scale model was presented to the public as part of the Wonderful World of Dreams exhibit at D23. This 3D view shows us a bit more about where everything is situated, and what kind of wacky details will be on the buildings.
Josh D’Amaro announced at D23 that sound will play a big role at Goofy’s new house.”It’s a fun, interactive sound garden where little ones will discover new ways to make all kinds of noises.”
A sign outside of Goofy’s house on the model reads, “Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard.” Concept art shows a lot of outdoor activities for kids to partake in.
The beautiful fountain destined for the front of Toontown didn’t get much talk at the presentation, but it is easily one of our favorite parts of this reimagining.
Can’t you just see yourself gathering around, looking at Toontown beyond?
The facade for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be toned down from the neon glitz we have over in Hollywood Studios. The El Capitoon theater is a Toontown version of the El Capitan, located not far from Disneyland (where Disney movies are regularly screened).
It wouldn’t be Toontown without the proper municipalities. We aren’t sure yet what lies inside the Bank, Courthouse, or Street Repair buildings, but they sure are silly on the outside!
Stay tooned for more updates as the reimagined Toontown takes shape.