All About the New Mickey’s Toontown

Come and experience new magic at Disneyland Resort Mickey’s Toontown with a sneak peek on what to expect when the land reopens in 2023 (closing March 2022). 

Mickey’s Toontown was first introduced to us in 1993 when it became an official land in Disneyland Park. In 2023 we’ll see a reimagined space and plenty of ways to interact with our favorite pals at Disneyland Resort. Keep reading for more details.

 

Toontown New in 2023

 

We first saw Mickey’s Toontown in 1993, but legend says its roots go back to 1928. This was when Mickey Mouse was looking for a space away from the hustle of Hollywood. He found the perfect home in a quiet Toon suburb where he was soon joined by his best pals.

 

Toontown Mickey Fountain

 

For decades this secluded suburb was kept a secret from all visitors to Disneyland Resort. But in 1990, the pals all decided that they wanted to open the gates to non-Toon guests. Disneyland guests have been enjoying the fun, the gags, the laughs and the thrills ever since. 

Mickey’s Toontown Attractions

Mickey’s Toontown quickly became a hang out for families and little ones with popular attractions and play spaces. See how you can ride all your favorites with our Disneyland Plan ride guide

When Mickey’s Toontown closes for its new look in March 2022 we’ll be leaving behind some area attractions.

Which ones will stay and which ones will go? 

I’ve included my guesses below and will update with Disney confirmed information as it becomes available. 

Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse

My guess, this goes.

 

Chip n Dale Treehouse

 

Concept art shows this attraction being removed for possibly a new pathway between Mickey’s Toontown and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as first noted by my friend at Mice Chat

Donald’s Boat

My guess, this stays as it’s visible in the first concept art images. 

 

Donalds Boat

 

What do you think, should Donald’s Boat stay or go?

Gadget’s Go Coaster

My guess, this stays but gets a new theme to something more relevant to today’s kids.

 

Gadgets Go Coaster

 

What type of coaster do you think this should be?

Goofy’s Playhouse

My guess, this stays as visible in the concept art.

 

Goofys Playhouse

 

But remember, concept art isn’t always the final look. Many things can change in the process of a project. 

Mickey’s House

My guess, this stays 100%. Mickey’s house is a staple and highlight of Mickey’s Toontown.

 

Mickey Mouse toon town

 

I am hoping the meet and greet area gets a redo in this process as well. I’m ready for a new look there. 

Minnie’s House

My guess, this stays 100%. Along with Mickey’s house, Minnie’s place is always busy and a beautiful part of Toontown.

 

Minnies House

 

I love her pink house and the outdoor meet and greet with the tea party set up.

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

My guess, this goes but we’ll see something new and more suitable with the new look of the land. But then again, it might stay.

 

Roger Rabbit

 

Maybe I just want it to go? I don’t know. I enjoy the attraction but it seems more random and out of place as time goes on. 

What new attractions can we expect in 2023 at the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown?

These confirmed attractions are coming your way! Stay TOONed as I add and edit once we hear more from Disney directly. 

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

The new headlining attraction for Mickey’s Toontown has been in the works for quite some time and has already opened at Walt Disney World.

 

Toontown Railway 1

 

This new ride features none other than Mickey Mouse and friends. 

CenTOONial Park

This new area will greet families as they enter Mickey’s Toontown, with the promise of more green space and grass to play on and relax.  

 

CenTOONialPark in Mickeys Toontown
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

 

CenTOONial Park will feature interactive play experiences including a fountain and splash pad area. The area also lights up at night which. might mean we’ll get longer hours for this area of the park that typically opens late and closes early.

 

Mickeys Toontown Birdseye
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

 

Disney Park’s Blog shares another feature of CenTOONial Park, “A nearby dreaming tree will be inspired by the tree a young Walt Disney would daydream under in his hometown. Sculpted tree roots will provide an opportunity for children to play, crawl and explore, and undulating topography will offer rolling hills and a place to sit and dream.”

Food & Dining in Toontown

Mickey’s Toontown has never been a dining destination, in my opinion. Unless you’re talking about soft serve ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. That’s my favorite. And it was the only place to get it. 

 

 

Toontown Dining

 

All the dining options remained closed when Disneyland reopened in 2021 and I’d like to see a whole new refresh of the menus and dining areas in this land.

While the themes of these quick service eateries were on point, the menus were basic and tired. 

Clarabelle’s 

Not to be confused with Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice cream at California Adventure Park. This is the one with soft serve ice cream and rainbow sprinkles. Please Disney, keep that. 

 

clarabelles ice cream

 

It’s the only thing basic I like in this land when we’re talking food and treats.

Daisy’s Diner

Tucked in the food court area of Mickey’s Toontown is Daisy’s Diner.

 

Daisy's Diner

 

Individual pizzas is enough to serve one person. This dining option holds steady on my list of Disneyland budget food.

Pluto’s Dog House

This offers a kid favorite food staple: hot dogs.

 

Pluto's Dog House

 

It’s also on my list of the best kid meals at Disneyland, but anyone can eat and enjoy a dog here. 

Toontown Characters & More

 You’d think we’d be done by now, but there’s still more to explore inside Mickey’s Toontown. One popular thing to do inside this little town is to meet your favorite Disney characters. 

 

meet mickey mouse

 

There’s quite a few Disney  favorites you can meet. Shop all your favorite Mickey Mouse merchandise here before you go.

 

Minnie in Toontown

 

I’ve spotted:

  • Mickey Mouse in his tux, in his Steamboat Willie look and in his Sorcerer’s ensemble.
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Pluto
  • Chip ‘n Dale

What more can we expect from Mickey’s Toontown when it reopens in 2023? So much more and I can’t wait to share it all with you right here at The Happiest Blog on Earth.

2 thoughts on “All About the New Mickey’s Toontown

  • Erin

    Any guess when in March this will close? We had planned a trip from Michigan to Disneyland just to see toontown for my daugther in March 2020 but clearly had to postpone due to covid. Trying to replay our trip which would be spring break but don’t want to schedule if it will be closed!

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