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When Walt Disney came up with the idea of Disneyland, he wanted a place where families could go and have fun together. And while overall the park accomplishes this, there are some attractions that are more geared towards one age group or another. But, Toontown is different from all the other lands in the park. It is all about the fun. It is a great place for everyone in the family to get a little silly and have a blast. Here is what you need to know about Disneyland’s Toontown.
Toontown may have the most fun theme of any Disney park land in the world. It is where Mickey and friends live. And because it is literally a cartoon town, everything is big, bold, and over-the-top. 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!
Toontown is located at the very back of Disneyland. You can 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 will 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 this, and the fact that it is at the very back, it 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 is 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. 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.
Disneyland has announced a new ride for Toontown: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad. This is a clone of the same ride, which will be added to Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. This new ride is scheduled to open in Toontown in 2022. 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. Look for more on this new attraction as we get closer to 2022.
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 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, 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.
Also in Toontown is the 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 characters 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 our list of the most unique quick service locations, magical must-do’s at Disneyland and California Adventure, and what makes its a small world holiday so special. Happy travels!