Disneyland Reveals Closing Date for Mickey's Toontown

February 17, 2022, 12:42 PM · The Mickey's Toontown land at Disneyland in California will close next month for a year-long transformation project.

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro announced at the IAAPA Expo last year that Disneyland would make over Toontown in preparation for the west coast debut of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2023.

Today, Disneyland announced that Toontown's last day will be March 8, with construction commencing the next day. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has been under construction for some time now, but the land's closing will allow Disney to complete other elements that will be coming to Toontown, including a new CenTOONial Park, a "natural space" anchored by two interactive play experiences, including a reimagined fountain and a "dreaming tree" that children can play on and around.

Mickey's Toontown 2023 concept art
Mickey's Toontown 2023 concept art courtesy Disneyland

When complete next year, the reimagined land will continue to be home to the Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin dark ride and Mickey's House and Minnie's House walk-through and character meets, as well as refurbished versions of Gadget's Go Coaster and the Goofy's House and Donald's Boat play structures.

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Replies (5)

February 17, 2022 at 4:34 PM

Looks like they got rid of those pesky Chipmunks. Hehehehehehe…

February 17, 2022 at 7:23 PM

Great news…

This area of the park has been in dire need of attention for a very long time…

February 18, 2022 at 3:19 PM

I've never understood Toontown. "Here are some boring, empty cartoon buildings for you to walkthrough. What fun!"

It would be nice if they replaced it with something, anything.

February 19, 2022 at 12:07 AM

Toontown was fun when opened back in the '90s but long past time for a redo of it so this should be fun.

I'm still old enough to remember the makeover of Fantasyland in 1983, a big deal at the time but made for a fantastic upgrade so looking forward to this.

February 19, 2022 at 12:55 PM

A proper Toontown would do what Universal has tried with Super Nintendo World - provide countless interactive opportunities that invite people to play throughout the land. Disney has a few of those in Toontown, but after three decades, it is way past time to refresh and expand them. I'm looking forward to seeing what Disneyland delivers here.

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