A tour of Tokyo Disneyland: Toontown
Written by Robert Niles
Toontown opened in Tokyo Disneyland in 1996, three years after the original debuted at Disneyland in California. The Tokyo Toontown is essentially the same as Disneyland's, but flipped in a mirror image.Tweet
Okay, by that I mean that everything that's to the right in California is off to the left in Japan, and vice versa. It's not literally a mirror image, where everything is backward, although that would be awesome.
Still, since this is Toontown, there's plenty that's mixed up and confused around here.
The two big attractions in Toontown are Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, the dark ride inspired by "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
and Mickey's House, which is the one place in the park where you're guaranteed to meet Mickey. If you're willing to wait, of course.
Minnie's got her own house - and meet and greet - as well. (You did know that they aren't married, right?)
Goofy's got a house in Toontown, too. But it was down for refurbishment during my visit.
While Mickey, Minnie and Goofy have houses, Donald's got himself a boat (with a tribute to Daisy - nice touch):
Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, have the food concession in Toontown, with a counter service restaurant:
…that serves Mickey pizza and Donald's (shrimp) burger.
Toontown also offers two other kids-only attractions: Gadget's Go-Coaster
and Chip and Dale's Treehouse.
Finally, I leave you with this photo, in honor of all my fellow former Walt Disney World cast members who gave back way too much money to the company on Thursday nights (pay day) at Pleasure Island all those years ago.
Tomorrow we'll wrap up our Tokyo Disneyland week with a visit to... Tomorrowland.
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