“Potatoland” is the thirteenth episode of the newer, divisive Mickey Mouse shorts. It is notably a special “double-sized” episode at seven minutes in length, having aired on November 18, 2013 to celebrate Mickey’s 85th birthday. As part of the plot, Goofy longs to visit the fictional “Potatoland” theme park. Alongside Mickey and Donald, the three of them set out to visit the park, driving over four days without stopping… before realizing that the park was just a figment of Goofy’s imagination.
In an attempt to amuse Goofy, Mickey and Donald then create Potatoland from scratch, and the potato-themed park features a bunch of fun tongue-in-cheek versions of classic Disneyland attractions, like King Arthur’s Carrousel, The Haunted Mansion, and even “Great Moments with Mr. Potato”. There’s even a Main Street, complete with a Penny Arcade. Eventually, the entire hastily-built park melts in a chaotic flood of gravy.
As part of the queue, Willis has created a Potatoland fugue titled, “You Say Potato, I Say Fugato” which will play throughout the queue, interweaving with other songs based off of the popular Mickey Mouse animated shorts series. Sheet music for the Potatoland song can be found here.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens March 4th, 2020 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and in 2022 at Disneyland Park. If you can’t wait for either of these attractions, check out our full scene-by-scene walkthrough to get a better idea of what they’ll be like.