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Robert Niles

A tour of Tokyo Disneyland: Toontown

Published: December 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

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.


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.

Toontown skool

The two big attractions in Toontown are Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, the dark ride inspired by "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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.

Mickey's House

Minnie's got her own house - and meet and greet - as well. (You did know that they aren't married, right?)

Minnie's House

Goofy's got a house in Toontown, too. But it was down for refurbishment during my visit.

Goofy's House

While Mickey, Minnie and Goofy have houses, Donald's got himself a boat (with a tribute to Daisy - nice touch):

Donald's Boat

Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, have the food concession in Toontown, with a counter service restaurant:

Huey, Dewey and Louie's Goof Time Cafe

…that serves Mickey pizza and Donald's (shrimp) burger.

Menu selections at Huey, Dewey and Louie's

Toontown also offers two other kids-only attractions: Gadget's Go-Coaster

Gadget's Go-Coaster

and Chip and Dale's Treehouse.

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.

Fireworks Factory

Tomorrow we'll wrap up our Tokyo Disneyland week with a visit to... Tomorrowland.

Also on the tour: World Bazaar, Adventureland, Westernland & Critter Country, Fantasyland

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