Come and experience new magic at Disneyland Resort Mickey’s Toontown now open in 2023 with so much love, character and magic poured into this reimagined space.
Mickey’s Toontown was first introduced to us in 1993 when it became an official land in Disneyland Park. In 2023 (almost exactly 30 years later!) we’ll see a reimagined space and plenty of ways to interact with our favorite pals at Disneyland Resort. Keep reading for more details.
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.
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 Rides & 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 closed for its new look on last spring (exact closure date was March 9, 2022) it reimagined the space to bring more wacky fun with attractions and elements we’ve never seen until now.
This area greets families as they enter Mickey’s Toontown, with the more green space and grass to play on and relax. It’s also home to Walt’s Dreaming Tree.
Disney Parks Blog shares more about Walt’s Dreaming tree, “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.”
CenTOONial Park also offers tons of interactive play experiences including a fountain and splash pad area. The area lights up at night which mean we now get longer hours for this area of the park that typically opens late and closes early. Note Mickey’s Toontown does close periodically for fireworks.
For those wanting to get a little “nutty,” you can head over to Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster, where Mickey’s Toontown’s favorite tinkerer, Gadget Hackwrench, has created a one-of-a-kind, fun-sized coaster for the town’s tiniest citizens.
The absolute best time to go on this ride (or one of the best times) is right at park opening. If you’re going for multiple days or really want to try out your kid’s first roller coaster, this is the spot! Wait times can get LONG and it’s not worth waiting more than 10 minutes.
This attraction was formerly called “Gadget’s Go Coaster”, it’s the same coaster, same track with a new name and fresh look.
Donald’s Boat has taken on some water! But don’t worry—it’s all in good fun! In the warmer months this is the place to be.
Donald’s Boat has been revamped into a splash and water play area for kids of all ages and abilities. Donald Duck’s Pond is the official splash pad spot at Disneyland with nearby restrooms for changing if needed.
You also can look into the boat through the portholes to see your favorite ducklings—Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.”
This area offers much needed space to roam and cool down in a secluded back area of Disneyland Park!
Goofy’s Playhouse might be my favorite of all the updates to Toontown. But man, this whole space is so incredible I don’t know if I can officially choose.
Even the outside of Goofy’s has been redone and the inside has tons of sweet and silly tricks and treats at every turn.
In addition, a fantastic play space has been added to the area next to Goofy’s.
Looks at these slides! Is that a flashback to playgrounds of way back when or what?
Disney Parks Blog has also given us a deeper dive into Goofy’s House and Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard:
When you step inside Goofy’s House, you’ll find a fun, interactive candy-making contraption that only Goofy could imagine! The confectionery contraption 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, junior candymakers will help Goofy make the candy, and the silly sounds of household appliances will combine to make a truly Goofy symphony.
I also love this little side spot just for toddler age kids, complete with a gate and seating area inside for parents. Plenty of soft places to play and fall.
Trust me, your kids are going to want to hang out all day in Mickey’s Toontown!
Mickey’s house is a staple and highlight of Mickey’s Toontown.
This self guided tour through Mickey’s House is always full of fun and nostalgia. It also allows guests to meet with Mickey at the end of their house tour, as long as he’s home!
The sign outside indicates the wait time. The wait time does not include the time it takes to explore all of Mickey’s House, so if you’re in a hurry go through that space quickly. Alternatively, if you only want to browse Mickey’s House there is also an exit right before people queue up to meet Mickey so you can hop out there.
In the past Mickey has worn various outfits in Toontown, like Sorcerer Mickey. This time I saw him in his cool new fit for the fresh new land. He was greeting guests outside his house early in the morning.
I dig the kicks Mickey. Always looking fly.
Along with Mickey’s house, Minnie’s place is always busy and a beautiful part of Toontown.
I love her pink house and the outdoor meet and greet with the tea party set up. Take a self-guided tour through her home and you might even meet Minnie in her garden afterwards!
Minnie’s house is simply adorable. Every rooms hold unique insights into Minnie’s personality.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Nothing new here, but Roger Rabbit is here to stay. Board Lenny the Cab and spin through the streets and alleys of Toontown as you follow the adventures of Roger Rabbit.
I definitely enjoy this attraction but it seems more random and out of place as this space becomes more and more of what it is meant to be.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
The new headlining attraction for Mickey’s Toontown is now open. Learn HOW TO RIDE Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway here.
This new ride features none other than Mickey Mouse and friends. It has been open at Walt Disney World for a while now but I must say it feels much more authentic and original to Mickey’s Toontown.
It’s like this ride was just meant for Mickey’s Toontown and is a must ride every time!
Food & Dining in Toontown
Mickey’s Toontown is now turning into a dining destination of its own. This area now features family favorites and fresh eats.
It’s fantastic to see a whole refresh of the menus and dining areas in this land with its reopening.
The new dining area of Mickey’s Toontown is has been refreshed and revived in many ways! Cafe Daisy will be serves all-beef hot dogs, cheesy pizzas and a cold brew you can’t miss!
Check out Daisy’s Diner full menu here. And good news for those who love mobile order, because Cafe Daisy does accept mobile order.
I was dreaming of this fold over pizza as soon as I heard about it and it’s everything I imagined—cheesy, soft and greasy! But if you’re looking for something a little more on the healthy side, we got you!
Toontown Farmers Market at Good Boy! Grocers
In our new land, Pluto is serving up fresh eats, drinks and treats at this roadside stand. This Toontown Farmers Market offers grab-and-go drinks and treats, plus a picnic basket you can take to go. See the full menu here.
This is also a great way to get your kids involved in healthy food decisions. It’s perfectly set up for them to decide what goes into their picnic basket.
Then choose a picnic spot throughout Mickey’s Toontown and enjoy the scenery.
Toontown Characters & More
You’d think we would be done by now, but there is still more to explore inside Mickey’s Toontown. One popular thing to do inside this little town is to meet your favorite Disney characters.
There are quite a few Disney favorites you can meet. Shop all your favorite Mickey Mouse merchandise here before you go.
- Mickey Mouse in his tux, in his Steamboat Willie look, Sorcerer’s ensemble and all new casual outfit
- Minnie Mouse
- Goofy near his house
- Chip ‘n Dale
We also have some new shopping options in the land! You can enter EngineEar Souvenirs from Mickey’s Toontown or you’ll walk right it as you exit Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
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 New Mickey’s Toontown”
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!
I don’t have any guesses for that, I am so sorry this has come at the same time as your trip. I’ll definitely keep this article updated.