Disneyland is giving some love to Toontown over the next few years.
During the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro announced Toontown will be closing at Disneyland in March 2022 for a major overhaul. The section of the park will reopen in 2023.
According to the announcement, Mickey’s Toontown will transform into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. Focusing on today’s families with young children, Mickey’s Toontown will feature new play experiences, as well as open, grassy play spaces for everyone to unplug. The land will have landscaping for both spontaneous family play and parental relaxation.
“We are so excited to leverage Disney’s powerful brand, develop new stories and share even more magical experiences with our guests,” said D’Amaro. “The newly reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will be a welcoming place where families and younger guests can connect and play together in fun new ways.”
CenTOONial Park, one of the New Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park in 2023
One of the new areas coming to Mickey’s Toontown will be CenTOONial Park, the first space guests will see when they enter.
At the center of CenTOONial Park will be a fountain, designed for play, which will also become a center icon for Mickey’s Toontown. As its base, water tables will invite guests to play with the water and have a sensory experience. At night, the fountain will be brought to life in a unique spectacle.
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.
Disney’s official announcement did not mention the future of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, however, it appears to still be featured in the concept art.
In addition to reopening in 2023, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will also open.
Mickey’s Toontown will still be home to many beloved characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and more.
Mickey’s Toontown will close in March of 2022.