PHOTOS: First Look Inside Reimagined Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland

Shannen Ace

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PHOTOS: First Look Inside Reimagined Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland

With the grand opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland, a small section of the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown has opened. The land has been closed since March of last year and will fully reopen on March 8, 2023.

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There is a new brick walkway.

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While things have been rearranged, many props and façades remain.

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These crates now reference defunct Toontown locations, like Goofy’s Bounce House.

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Everything looks refreshed and beautiful.

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The fire truck photo op is still parked outside the firehouse.

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We ventured into the post office, and all of the character mailboxes remain.

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The exteriors of the restrooms are mostly unchanged, with one exception: the signage has been changed, replacing Roger and Jessica Rabbit with more generic men and women signs.

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The shapes remain the same, with simple figures standing in front of the Toontown hills.

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The interiors have been refurbished, with a vibrant yellow, white, and green color scheme.

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Nearby is EngineEar Souvenirs, which serves as the gift shop and exit for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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Many of the facades are looking refreshed as you walk further down.

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Of course, Mickey and Minnie appear on the medallion on the top of City Hall.

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The sign for the samba school features Jose Carioca, the Brazilian member of the Three Caballeros.

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Beyond the restrooms, scaffolding can still be seen around Goofy’s house.

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While the tracks for the Jolly Trolley were ripped out in the refurbishment, the maintenance building has survived.

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The biggest change is the grassy park that replaces the Roger Rabbit fountain.

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Disney previously stated their intention to have more grassy spaces in the land for kids to play.

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There are benches and lampposts around the park.

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This park is right next to Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.

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From here, we could look out at the Mickey’s Toontown hills beyond the construction walls.

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The hills were removed in 2019 as construction began on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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They have since returned and been freshly painted with shades of green and a red house in the distance.

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The house is a replica of Walt Disney’s barn, where he built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. The barn was relocated to Griffith Park in Los Angeles in 1999, where it’s open to the public on the third Sunday of every month.

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The open area is the right side of the above concept art, including El CapiTOON Theater housing Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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Across from the already open grassy space will be CenTOONial Park, which will be anchored by two new interactive play experiences: a fountain featuring water tables designed for play and a dreaming tree with sculpted roots for children to crawl through.

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Goofy’s house and Donald’s boat have been upgraded. Behind Goofy’s house will be Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, including a sound garden and an elevated clubhouse.

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Inside Goofy’s house will be an interactive candy-making machine. It actually begins high outside of Goofy’s home, as drips of honey fall from a beehive onto a chute that slides the colorful drops around and down into the home. From there, young candymakers can help Goofy make the candy.

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Donald’s Boat has crashed into a duck bond, creating a water play area called Donald’s Duck Pond featuring giant spinning water lilies, balance beams, and rocking toys. Guests can look into the flooded boat through the portholes and interact with Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby.

Gadget’s Go Coaster will become Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster, still drawing inspiration from the character of Gadget Hackwrench, who has created a one-of-a-kind, fun-sized coaster for her friends, Chip and Dale.

At Mickey’s House and Minnie’s House, guests will once again be able to step right into their homes and enjoy a self-guided tour. Mickey and Minnie will also return to greeting guests inside.

The land’s two new restaurants are Café Daisy, where Daisy Duck serves up diner classics at her sidewalk table eatery and the Toontown Farmers Market at Good Boy! Grocers, a roadside stand offering grab-and-go drinks and treats.

As previously reported, Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Treehouse and the old character fountains were demolished. For a look back on what Mickey’s Toontown looked like before it closed in March 2022, check out our full tour of the land.

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