Tour Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park Before it Closes for a Reimagining
Today is the final day of operation for Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park before it closes for a major reimagining. It is scheduled to reopen in early 2023, coinciding with the completion of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. At least some attractions will be reimagined too, although the extent of these updates is unknown. Before the land closes, let’s take a tour around its current form.
Guests enter Mickey’s Toontown beneath a bridge for the Disneyland Railroad, next to “it’s a small world.”
The bridge is decorated with cartoonist-themed signs. This one reads “Loyal Knights of the Inkwell.”
This one featuring Minnie and Daisy says “Daughters of the Animated Reel.”
This one reads “Benevolent & Protective Order of Mouse.”
The final sign has a smile and reads “Optimist Intoonational.”
Beyond the bridge, everything looks like it jumped right out of a cartoon.
The “manhole” covers on the ground are instead “toon hole” covers and feature Mickey.
The trash and recycling cans are themed. The trash cans feature one of the brooms from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
This sign for Landmark 3 1/2 was dedicated on “some important day.” It reads “Mickey’s Toontown has long been the exclusive playground for Toons of every ink, paint and palette. Today we welcome visitors from all walks of life to enjoy our animated world. Ride, bounce, slide, look, touch, laugh and have fun — but PLEASE PLAY SAFELY! We want you to visit us again and again.”
It was created by Mickey’s Toontown Hysterical Society, whose motto is “Laughter is sunshine you can hear.”
Near the entrance to Mickey’s Toontown is Toon Park, established in 1932 according to its signs.
Right now, it is just a courtyard with a few benches. It will be replaced with CenTOONial Park, which will have a fountain.
Before we explore Mickey’s Neighborhood and Downtown Toontown, let’s take a look at the area of the land dedicated to Roger Rabbit.
Roger Rabbit Fountain
In front of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is this fountain featuring the star of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
He stands atop a scared-looking fire hydrant. Fish in the water around him spit water.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin has already received some updates, with Jessica Rabbit becoming a detective. It’s possible more theming updates will be added while it is closed.
Benny the Cab looms over the entrance, moving up and down.
The entrance doors have Roger’s cutout, as though he broke through them.
There are license plates hanging on the wall that reference other Disney films.
Though guests can immediately see the load area, they veer right to enter the themed queue.
Jessica Rabbit’s detective silhouette walks by a window outside the Ink & Paint Club.
Guests enter a backstage area, where they see a call board for different animated characters.
Jessica Rabbit still has a dressing room back here.
Nearby is a prop cage full of props you might see in classic cartoons.
This bulletin board has signs for an audition, bonds, singing lessons, a lost magic feather, and more.
A sign warns guests to travel in pairs because weasels are on the loose.
Through the fire exit, guests enter an alleyway.
There’s a newspaper stuck to a wall with an article about Jessica becoming a detective.
A giant paintbrush and can are down a side alley.
Through a window is Baby Herman.
The weasels can be seen silhouetted in a window above a “keep out” sign.
Past the “keep out” sign is a stack of Dip barrels.
A sign states “The Dip” is made of acetone, benzene, and turpentine.
The Dip has caused a hole in one wall that looks back at Jessica’s dressing room door.
Guests go through a door that says “Do Not Enter.”
They then enter Cab Co. to board their cab.
These cabs are Lenny, Benny’s twin brother.
On the ride, guests immediately encounter Roger in Benny the Cab, spinning in Dip poured by the weasels.
Guests can control their own vehicle to spin it around.
Detective Jessica is trying to stop the weasels.
The cabs then spin through Bullina China Shoppe.
The cabs crash back out into the street.
We end up in the Power House.
Roger is being electrocuted in a fight with another weasel.
There are dizzying explosions, then guests “fall” through skyscrapers.
Roger is seen running on a long staircase.
The cabs make it safely to the ground and enter the Gag Factory.
The weasels try to stop guests.
Jessica helps knockout some of the weasels.
They almost pour some more Dip on the cabs.
After a harrowing escape, Roger uses a portable hole to get guests back to the cab company headquarters.
Watch our queue tour and ride POV below.
Guests can explore Downtown Toontown next to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
Attempting to open one triggers different sounds, which you can hear in our video further down.
Guests can still walk through some of the downtown buildings.
A banner shaped like a stamp featuring Mickey with a mailbag hangs above the post office entrance.
Immediately upon entering the Toontown Post Office are six mailboxes for Mickey, Minnie, Roger, Donald, Goofy, and Jessica.
If you attempt to open any of the boxes, you’ll hear a phrase from that character (scroll down for our video).
A sign reading “Gone Fishin'” hangs in the window.
Guests can walk through a hallway that is mostly empty but at least offers some shade.
There are a few exits, including one that just leads to some construction walls.
Guests can pose for photos behind the “Dog Pound” jail bars.
Above the Dog Pound is a sign for Dr. Drillum, with a tooth hanging from a drill.
There’s also a gym façade with dumbbells on the ground in front of it.
The punching bag-shaped sign features Horace Horsecollar.
Around the corner is the Fireworks Factory.
Fireworks are exploding out of its ruined roof.
Guests can use the bar on this TNT box to cause their own explosion in the upper windows of the factory.
Thankfully, the Fire Department is next to the Fireworks Factory.
There is a red fire truck parked outside for guests to play on and take photos with.
According to this plaque, the fire department was established in 1928, the year Mickey debuted.
The 3rd Little Piggy Bank and Toontown City Hall are already behind construction walls, but can still be seen.
The El CapiTOON Theater entrance to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be among the downtown buildings. Watch our walkthrough of the area:
In downtown, there were once several quick-service dining options. These stands are closed and also already behind construction walls but here is what they looked like before the walls were erected.
There was Pluto’s Dog House, Daisy’s Diner, and Clarabelle’s.
It’s unknown if these will remain following the reimagining.
Goofy’s Gas Station
Next to those three dining stations is Goofy’s Gas Station.
There is also a snack counter built in here, but it has been closed too.
There are still some tables and chairs sitting outside the station.
There’s a car for guests to play in.
The license plate reads “Anim8ed.”
The columns of the gas station advertise “free air.”
One window reads “If we can’t fix it… We won’t!”
There are cans of oil and other equipment inside the windows.
The gas tanks have fish inside them.
A “Radiators” sign is above restroom entrances.
Jessica Rabbit is on the sign for the women’s restroom.
Roger Rabbit is on the sign for the men’s.
There are also water fountains outside.
There’s a small hallway guests can walk through.
It has some Goofy’s Gas Station crates. Watch our walkthrough of the station below.
Jolly Trolley Station
Across from the gas station is the Jolly Trolley station, sitting in the middle of the road.
The Jolly Trolley once took guests between the land’s two fountains, but it closed in 2003. The trolley was then on display for guests to take photos with. The station was later used as a Disney Vacation Club kiosk.
The Jolly Trolley station and track will be removed during the reimagining.
Let’s start making our way into Mickey’s Neighborhood.
Goofy’s Freez Time
Between Toon Park and Goofy’s Playhouse is Goofy’s Freez Time.
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This RV was once a snack cart, but it has also been closed.
Goofy’s house originally opened as Goofy’s Bounce House. It was rethemed to Goofy’s Playhouse in 2008 as the land was made safer.
The sign for his house is a birdhouse.
The house is a bit lopsided, reflecting the owner’s personality.
The house has a tower with a giant version of Goofy’s green hat on top.
An umbrella is on the roof and a bird has made its nest atop Goofy’s chimney.
Goofy’s fence posts are also shaped like this hat.
His lamps are made from empty jelly jars.
There’s a small birdhouse near the bird’s nest.
Let’s take a peek inside. Guests can’t currently enter Goofy’s Playhouse or the playground garden, but we can see through the windows and over the fence.
Goofy has a piano and a few photographs from his famous cartoon shorts.
He has a big green armchair.
A kite hangs from a balcony. There’s a Christmas tree sitting up there.
Goofy has a car “parked” outside his house with four flat tires.
In his garden are several small sports-themed windmills.
He has watermelons, corn, and pumpkins growing.
There is a tunnel and slide made of crates for different plants.
A Jack-o’-lantern smiles on the edge of the garden.
Some of Goofy’s clothes are drying in the breeze.
Goofy’s Playhouse is one of the attractions set to be reimagined. Watch our walkthrough below.
Donald’s Boat is docked in Toon Lake next to Goofy’s Playhouse.
Donald sometimes greets guests on the dock in front of the boat.
This dock is blocked off with a “Gone Fishing” sign.
Donald’s Boat is actually named the S.S. Miss Daisy.
There’s a waterfall behind it.
A figure of Donald is stuck in a life preserver on this buoy.
Donald’s clothes hang dry on a rope above the boat.
The boat once had a slide inside but, like Goofy’s Bounce House, it was removed due to safety concerns.
The lake is filled with lily pads and reeds.
Daisy herself is the ship’s figurehead.
She’s wearing a pink hair bow, a pink and blue top, and her skirt is brown, blending in with the wood around her.
Donald’s Boat will also be reimagined. Watch a video of the exterior below.
Gadget’s Go Coaster
Gadget’s Go Coaster is inspired by Gadget Hackwrench from “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.”
It partially goes over Toon Lake, but a fence and rocks separate it from Donald’s Boat.
Gadget’s Go Coaster will be reimagined, the extent of which is unknown. The announcement did not indicate it would be rethemed.
Much of the queue and coaster are made to look like giant objects, like this railing made of matches and a toothbrush.
There are frogs on rocks surrounding the coaster.
The entire coaster can be seen from the ground, which means you can admire some of the fun props before boarding.
Gadget’s silhouette is on the weathervane atop the building where guests board the coaster.
There are acorn details all around.
The Rescue Rangers logo is inside the building.
The loading area is full of more giant props and some of Gadget’s plans.
Here’s a blueprint for the toothbrush and matchstick bridge we walked over earlier.
This plan is for one of the inventions next to the coaster.
A giant stamp features Gadget. The cage in the picture above is for service animals.
This blueprint has a “Rejected” stamp from the Planning Commission.
The coaster starts with a lift hill up that gives guests a good view of Mickey’s Toontown.
The ride itself is less than a minute long, making it the shortest Disneyland attraction.
Watch our full queue tour and ride POV below.
Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse
Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse is right next to Gadget’s Go Coaster.
The treehouse also has some relics of old playground elements no longer open, including the Chip ‘n Dale’s Acorn Pit that has been closed since 1998.
The pit remains, empty, but is fenced off.
Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse was not listed among the attractions being reimagined, but we would still expect these old elements to be completely removed.
The towering treehouse is covered in acorns and leaves.
They have a mailbox made out of twigs.
Acorns decorate the fence around the treehouse.
Watch your head before entering.
A photo of Chip and Dale hangs on the wall inside, beneath a shelf holding acorn butter, cashew butter, and peanut butter.
More photos of the chipmunks hang on the walls as you go up the winding stairs.
Windows let you look out at Mickey’s Toontown from above.
Some of the windows are covered with netting.
There is also a regular staircase guests can take up and down.
The lanterns look like acorns, too.
You get a good view of the cliffs and rocks behind Mickey’s House.
Watch our walkthrough of Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse.
Goofy’s Playhouse, Donald’s Boat, Gadget’s Go Coaster, and Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse all circle the courtyard of Mickey’s Neighborhood.
In the center of the courtyard is a Mickey fountain.
Mickey is atop a series of platforms at the center of the fountain.
This musical fountain has four different horns around it.
When guests step on the plaques on the ground in front of them, the horns make noise.
Next to the Mickey fountain are Mickey and Minnie’s houses.
Mickey has a yellow house with a red roof.
The Toontown hills rise behind it.
Only physically-distanced character sightings have been available recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Mickey has been appearing on his front porch periodically to say hello to guests.
He has a mailbox with his name and face.
In the driveway is Mickey’s red and white car.
The license plate reads “Mickey1.”
Just like the other cars in the neighborhood, guests can sit inside and take photos.