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Walt Disney’s goal when he created Disneyland was to create a place where families could go and have fun together. And the Toontown section of the park invites you to get silly and have fun at every turn. Keep reading to find out how you can have a fun adventure with your kids in Toontown.
Toontown may have the most fun theme of any land in any Disney park in the world. That is because it is literally a cartoon town where everything is big, bold, and over-the-top.
This is where Mickey and friends live. You will also find Roger Rabbit and his crew hanging out here.
You will find all of the basic elements of any town here: houses, a fire station, post office, stores, restaurants, street signs, and even public transportation!
It is very cute! Your little kids will love playing in this area, while your older kids will have fun taking some silly pictures. (This whole land is packed full of fun photo ops the whole family can enjoy!) And you will enjoy seeing classic animation come to life right before your eyes.
As of March 9, 2022, Toontown is closed for a complete reimagining. It will reopen in 2023.
During this redesign of the land, some things, like Donald’s Boat and Gadget’s Go Coaster, are going away. New additions to the land will include Mickey’s and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and new play areas for little kids.
Mickey and Minnie’s houses, along with Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, will be staying after the land reopens.
Toontown is located at the very back of Disneyland. You will find it behind it’s a small world.
From Main Street USA, head towards the castle. Take the path between the castle and the Matterhorn and head straight back until you see the sign for Toontown.
You have to walk under the bridge for the railroad to enter the land. This is the perfect location for this land because it feels somewhat tucked away and secluded from the rest of the park.
Because of its somewhat hidden location, Toontown doesn’t get as crowded as the rest of the park. This means that it is a great spot to go if you need to escape the crowds for a little while.
It is also a wonderful spot to let your little ones get down and burn off some energy. To see Toontown on a map, see Disneyland’s website.
Currently, there are only two rides in Toontown: Gadget’s Go Coaster and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
Gadget’s Go Coaster is a kiddie coaster that has a height requirement of 35″. It is a fun little roller coaster that your small children will love. It is the perfect starter coaster for kids. This coaster is expected to go away after the land reopens after the redesign.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is a classic dark ride with a twist. You board a taxi and go for a dizzying ride through the movie. There is no height restrictions for this one. Your whole family will be able to ride it, but you may want to avoid it if you have trouble with spinning rides.
Once the reimaging of the land is complete, there will be a new ride in Toontown: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad. This is a clone of the ride in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. It will be housed in a new theatre, which is being built in the land.
The runaway railroad will allow you to jump into the world of Mickey and Minnie cartoon shorts in a new and innovative way.
As I stated before, Toontown is where Mickey and friends live. As you tour the land, you will find the houses of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. Chip and Dale’s treehouse is also there.
You can go into each of their houses and look around. Kids will get a kick out of seeing how their favorite characters live.
There are some interactive elements in the houses. And of course, they contain lots of cute photo ops.
After you have toured the stars’ homes, head over to Mickey’s Movie Barn to meet Mickey Mouse! There are some fun props in the barn too.
Food and Merchandise
There are four different food locations in Toontown: Daisy’s Diner, Clarabelle’s, Toon Up Treats, and Pluto’s Doghouse.
Daisy’s Diner is a quick-service location that serves pizza, desserts, and drinks.
Clarabelle’s is a snack location which offers a turkey sandwich, salads, and a variety of ice cream treats, including frozen yogurt.
At Toon Up Treats, which is located in the town’s mechanic shop, you can choose from a list of healthy options, including fresh fruit and veggies, as well as other snacks, such as chips.
Lastly, Pluto’s Doghouse is a quick service location serving lunch and dinner. Here, the menu offers, as you might guess, hot dogs, desserts, and drinks.
You can find the full menus of all the food locations at allears.net.
As far as merchandise in Toontown goes, your choices are: Toontown Five and Dime and the Gag Factory. These two are actually one gift shop with two different entrances. Here, you can find a variety of Disney souvenirs, from clothing to stuffed animals to coffee mugs.
Toontown is a fun little area of Disneyland your whole family can enjoy. Your little kids can explore the homes of their favorite characters while the adults and teens in the group have fun with all of the over-the-top photo ops.
This is a great area to hit during the middle of the day when the crowds get to be too much in the other areas of the park. Because it is at the back of the park and is somewhat secluded, it tends to be a little less crowded here.
Enjoy your time in Toontown!
For more on visiting Disneyland, see my list of the most unique quick service locations, magical must-do’s at Disneyland and California Adventure, all about Carsland, and what makes its a small world holiday so special.