The Lands of Disneyland: Mickey’s Toontown!

Mickey's Toontown is complete with it's own sign!

Mickey’s Toontown is complete with it’s own sign!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the concluding land in our Lands of Disneyland series!  We have been all over Disneyland Park, and to close us out, I’m taking a look at one of my favorite lands at Disneyland: Mickey’s Toontown!  While this is the last land we have to look at at Disneyland Park, it is by no means my least favorite.  In fact, based off of all that we saw and did at Disneyland, Mickey’s Toontown, in my opinion, rivals the best lands there, including Fantasyland and Tomorrowland!

Seeing Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland brought my mind back to the days of Mickey’s Toontown Fair are Walt Disney World, but I must admit that Toontown has so much more going for it than Toontown Fair ever did!  Here is all you can explore and do at Mickey’s Toontown:

In addition to the attractions and things to see and do, there are also some fun, creative quick service restaurants:

  • Daisy’s Diner
  • Pluto’s Dog House
  • Clarabelle’s

Now, let’s look at some of the attractions in more depth.  I’m basing my listing off of the things that I enjoyed the most, and also the ones that I believe are the busiest at Toontown.

Mickey’s House

Mickey's House is also the location where you can meet Mickey!

Mickey’s House is also the location where you can meet Mickey!

I believe that Mickey’s House at Toontown is much bigger than the house was at Toontown Fair.  That stands to reason because Toontown is where Mickey lived, but Toontown Fair is where he went on vacation.  Walking through it brought back all those times I had been in the house at the Magic Kingdom, but there was certainly a lot more to see at Disneyland.  Do you like Mickey’s House?  Let me know in the comments below!

Minnie’s House

This shot of Toontown shows Mickey's house and Minnie's House!

This shot of Toontown shows Mickey’s house and Minnie’s House!

Minnie’s House, as you can see, is located right next door to Mickey’s!  This perfect house is just right for her, and we went in and toured her house also!  Like Mickey’s house, it certainly brought back memories of Toontown Fair for me — and it was nice to see once again!

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin was a great attraction that I really enjoyed!

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was a great attraction that I really enjoyed!

I loved taking a ride on Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin!  This ride is something that was a lot of fun for me — more fun than I thought it would be at first.  I haven’t seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit in a long time, so riding this ride was great — it was like I was brought right back into the movie!  Plus, the queue line was great.  We did have a problem while in line with the ride malfunctioning, but we stuck it out and enjoyed the ride after everything was resolved!

My wife Cindy was very excited to see this quick service dining location — not necessarily because of the food choices (although I enjoyed my lunch that we had there, and so did everyone else too!) — but because of the great character represented!

My wife Cindy's favorite character is Daisy, so this was a hit for her!

My wife Cindy’s favorite character is Daisy, so this was a hit for her!

Part of the charm of Toontown is how they have so many things that you can interact with that make visiting Toontown that much more fun.  Take a look at these photos for more information!

Ring the doorbell and listen to the glass breaking!

Ring the doorbell and listen to the glass breaking!

There are other areas of Toontown that offer up similar things for the kids to play with, so explore and see what you can find!

Also, there are a lot of great photo spots available for you — just check out some of the things you can experience!

It's Toontown City Hall!

It’s Toontown City Hall!

Check out the 3rd Little Piggy Bank!

Check out the 3rd Little Piggy Bank!

Check out the Fire Truck!

Check out the Fire Truck!

Thank you for taking a look at Mickey’s Toontown with me!  Tell me, what is your favorite land at Disneyland?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!

 

 

 

57 Days til Disneyland – Donald’s Boat!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Donald’s Boat is on the agenda for today, this is Day 57 in our Countdown to Disneyland!  This attraction looks like the same sort of attraction as what we had at the Magic Kingdom.  The attraction at the Magic Kingdom was in Toontown Fair, is Donald’s Boat still there as part of the New Fantasyland expansion, or was it lost as well?  I can’t remember.

Anyway, Donald’s Boat is truly a young kids play area, and not something that my family will spend a lot of time at.  There are some things that have passed us by at Disney, and things like this are one of them.  However, the water spouts might be good for a refreshing cool off if it’s a hot day!

Overall, this is definitely one of those attractions that we don’t need to worry about much, but what about all of you?  Do you take advantage of the resting spots for the adults and play areas for the kids, or do you skip on by also?  Let me know please in the comments, and thanks!

78 Days til Disneyland – Goofy’s Playhouse!

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Image ©Disney Parks

Goofy’s Playhouse is one of those attractions that looks like it is really more for the younger audience, rather then for the Mom and Dad and 12 year old, but looks can be deceiving!  Goofy’s Playhouse is our choice for Day 78 in our Disneyland countdown, and while it certainly isn’t something that we will likely look at more then once, it is part of Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland, and as such, is one of the things that makes Toontown what it is, full of interesting tidbits and nice little surprises.

We will take a look at the attraction, enjoy it, reflect on it as we decide how much it reminds us of Mickey’s House and Minnie’s House, and also how much it reminds us of Toontown Fair that used to live in the Magic Kingdom.

In the end, perhaps this is what really is significant about Goofy’s Playhouse and Toontown in general — it reminds us of past trips to the Magic Kingdom, and reminds us, even if it’s just for a short while, of what it was we had with Toontown Fair, and what we now miss.

So tell me, if you please, what do you think of Goofy’s Playhouse?  Do you have youngsters that can’t get enough of stepping into Goofy’s house for themselves?  Or, are you like us, and take a look at the Playhouse for the novelty of it, but can certainly bypass it after that?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

82 Days til Disneyland – Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin!

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In Mickey’s Toontown you will find a “hare” raising adventure called Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin!  Get behind the wheel of an out of control taxi as you barrel through the streets of Toontown!

This ride appeals to me because it sounds fun, crazy, and zany, and it also has some rider participation to help determine how crazy it really is!  When you hit a “dip” in the road, your tires will dissolve, and then, your taxi spins out of control — and you can control how much they spin by using the steering wheel!

With only 82 days until our trip to Disneyland, each day I’m having more and more fun looking at the attractions that we are going to try out at least once.  So tell me, you Disneyland experts, what do you think of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin?  Worth doing, worth missing, or do it once just so you can say you did it?  Please let me know what you think in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Keep in mind that we only have three days left in our Disney Dooney & Bourke Barrel Bag contest!  Are you going to win the purse?  Have you entered yet?  If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

84 Days til Disneyland – Minnie’s House!

minnies-house_alt See?  I told you you would be able to figure out what today’s post would be about!  Today is 84 days until we travel to Disneyland, and for this day, we are taking a look at Minnie’s House!  Located next door to Mickey’s House, which we talked about yesterday, Minnie’s House reminds me of her Country House that we saw in Mickey’s Toontown Fair.

Perhaps the biggest reason I want to visit Toontown and see all of the great things there is because of the memories it will revive in me from my journeys through Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Or perhaps it’s because I like the idea of finding furniture that I can sit in!

Whatever the reason, what I know is the Minnie’s House is definitely on the list of things that I want to experience when we visit Disneyland — in 84 short days — which will hopefully be here in very short order.

84 days — just 12 short weeks.  Thank you for stopping by!  Now, please tell me, do you like to experience Minnie’s House?  If so, what is your favorite reason why, and if not, why not?