Mickey’s Toontown reopening delayed at Disneyland Resort
The 70s song says, “it never rains in Southern California… it pours,” and sadly, the Golden State has gotten so much rain in recent weeks that water-soaked construction slowdowns at Disneyland have resulted in the Mickey’s Toontown reopening delayed to March 19, 2023.
Originally scheduled to reopen on March 8, 2023, the land will feature reimagined abodes for Goofy and Donald – with Goofy’s House offering an all-new sound garden outside and interactive kinetic candy-making machine inside and Donald’s boat featuring fun interactive portholes for water-play opportunities with his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie.
The land will also include all-new interactive play areas, more open grassy spaces for kids to run, and more shade, particularly at CenTOONial park, where kids can climb the roots of the dreaming tree (a tribute to Walt’s dreaming tree in his hometown of Marceline, Missouri) and a fountain that invites interactive water play.
“Our new reimagined Toontown is going to be greener, more spacious, and more open,” said Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Executive Producer Jeffrey Shaver-Moskowitz. “There’s going to be more play, there’s going to be more places for guests to relax, open green spaces for kids to run out their energy.”
But that’s not all.
Shaver-Moskowitz also says the CenTOONial Park fountain will be “a spectacular sight-and-sound show all through the day and really beautiful at night,” delivering a special kid-friendly “kiss goodnight” for small guests who can’t stay up late enough to see the fireworks.
The land’s fan-favorite attractions, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin and the re-named Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster, will also reopen on March 19, but Disneyland Resort’s newest attraction has already opened, with Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway making its west coast debut on Jan. 27, 2023, including the brand new (and Disneyland-exclusive) queue experience inside the El CapiTOON Theatre.
“This is Mickey and Minnie’s hometown theater where they premier all their movies for their friends, and we are here on the premiere day of ‘Perfect Picnic,’ their latest short,” Shaver-Moskowitz explains. “Working with the Toontown Hysterical Society, Minnie has put on this show of ‘Mickey through the ears,’ and brought all these props out of the warehouses from throughout Mickey’s career.”
Even though the Toontown reopening is delayed, guests can still experience Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway by securing a time to ride via the complimentary virtual queue system in the Disneyland app. Click here for more information.
And check out our full ride-through video below: