Disneyland’s Toontown to Be Reimagined and Will Debut in 2023!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Extremely big news for Disneyland today, Insiders! I’ve been waiting for an announcement like this to come for quite some time because we all know that Disney is always working to bring new experiences to their Guests in all their parks. Disneyland has officially announced that Mickey’s Toontown will be reimagined and will debut in 2023! This news was shared today at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo by Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Josh D’Amaro.

I hold a special place in my heart for Toontown because I grew up playing in Mickey and his friends homes since I was a little girl. The fantastical way Disney built their homes and Guests being able to run around freely and play for fun and be silly has always brought a special kind of joy to both parents and kids. If you feel a sense of disappointment at the thought of Toontown being reimagined, fear not! Kids (and adults) will have even more opportunity to play and relax in a more spacious and green environment. The land will offer more play activities and attractions than ever before–from active play to tactile play, new experiences will let children play, slide, spin, splash, touch and listen!

Per the Disney Parks Blog:

Building on the legacy of Mickey’s Toontown, Imagineers are working to create some all-new experiences so families and young children can have more opportunities to play together inside Disneyland park. The beloved 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.”

Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park to be Reimagined with New Experiences in 2023
Source: Disney Parks Blog

One of my absolute favorite things that will be coming to Toontown is the CenTOONial Park, the first space Guests will see when they enter. It will be a natural space that will be anchored by two interactive play experiences. Doesn’t it just look magical? This will be a one-of-a-kind space in all of Disneyland Resort!

CenTOONial Park, one of the New Experiences Coming to Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park in 2023
Source: Disney Parks Blog

Other things to get excited about in this reimagining of Toontown is the CenTOONial Park 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.

There will also be a dreaming tree that 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. I just absolutely LOVE that they are incorporating Walt Disney in this area!

Also, not to miss will be the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Guests can already see Imagineers working hard on this new addition to the land. Mickey’s Toontown will still be home to many beloved characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and more! Who is just as excited as I am for these all new experiences at Mickey’s Toontown?!

Mickey’s Toontown will close in March of 2022 to begin creating these all-new experiences.

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