We visited Toontown as part of a media preview at the Disneyland resort.
Planning a visit to the disneyland resort soon? The newly reopened mickey's toontown is a MUST MUST MUST visit. From the all to us new attraction (yes they already have it at walt disney world) mickey & minnie’s runaway railway to a perfect picnic in centoonial park to goofy’s how-to-play yard …… this is the ultimate guide to disneyland toontown rides , food options and must explore areas.
My earliest memories of taking my now 9 year old daughter to the disney parks ? They're inside of disneyland's toontown . From the rides to the play areas , Toontown has always been an amazing area for little kids but now? It's been upgraded and elevated to a whole new level of disney magic.
disneyland toontown : the ultimate guide
There is something unique and magical about disneyland toontown rides , food, and……characters. From mickey mouse to minnie mouse …. this is THE SPOT to see the fab five in all their whimsical glory.
For young children (or those of us who are young at heart)…..both the original and the reimagined mickey's toontown are incredibly immersive. Everything from the skyline to the gag factory to new grassy spaces to the new children's play area is built with fun and magic in mind. It's colorful and cartoon inspired and a must for the smallest and youngest of disneyland visitors.
If you are planning a visit to Toontown, and these new experiences are a priority for your visit…..I'd suggest allotting a morning for the new area. Historically, Toontown opens an hour or so AFTER rope drop and park opening. I would plan to head straight to Toontown when it opens (it's going to be pretty popular for awhile). You can spend a few hours enjoying the three attractions in the area , visiting with your favorite disney characters , and enjoying interactive play experiences. Then you can finish with a picnic from one of the all new disney dining locations before you head back to main street and the rest of disneyland park .
disneyland toontown rides
One of my favorite things about this area is that the adorably themed land has some pretty great attractions. I'd suggest allotting enough time to do all three disneyland toontown rides plus some time to explore and play.
mickey & minnie’s runaway railway :
Now, I know that if you are coming from Walt Disney World that mickey & minnie's runaway railway is not new to you. But it sure is a new ride to us here and it's ABSOLUTELY adorable. Also, we have a unique and super immersive queue here. Therefore, I'd make the newest of disneyland toontown rides a priority. When this attraction first opened, it was accessible by a virtual queue that you joined in the disneyland app OR by buying an individual lightning lane as a part of disney genie+. But that has changed. Now? You can line up for the ride WITHOUT a virtual queue or you can still buy that individual lightning lane.
Fair warning: the individual lightening lane obviously moves faster but it does skip part of the queue. This is a great all ages ride, it's a pretty decent length and takes you on the cutest picnic journey with mickey and minnie ( walt disney imagineering really knocked it out of the park with this one…..there are so many cute details).
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster
As a fairly terrified of heights and all larger roller coasters person, the attraction formerly known as gadget’s go coaster was PERFECT for me (and all your small children ). I was so worried that it would be eliminated from the disneyland toontown rides …. but rest assured it's here with a seriously cute upgrade. This adorable mini coaster is the perfect first roller coaster option and the theming is absolute perfection.
roger rabbit’s car toon spin
This is my husband's favorite non-coaster attraction in the entire theme park …. it's a classic and another of the disneyland toontown rides that I was happy to see return. Similar to all the other attractions inside of this area, the ride is perfect for all ages. It takes you on a ride along with Lenny the Cab and around the streets of Toontown.
disneyland toontown play areas
In addition to disneyland toontown rides ….. there are some really great play areas and experiences that have been added to or upgraded within Toontown. I love that these add fun elements for getting wiggles out or doing something without waiting in lines. These are perfect for in between those attractions or with multiple children you can utilize these areas while the littlest ones nap or rest.
A few spots to check out:
the wishing tree at the entrance
the green space across from roger rabbit's car toon spin
the quiet green space at the back of the land (past mickey's house), this is perfect for kids who need a calm and quiet space to decompress
goofy’s how-to-play yard
The play area outside goofy's house was a favorite for families BEFORE the Toontown reopening and now after it's update? I can guarantee it will be even more popular.
This cute zone now has a fun sound garden outside, great places to climb and inside the house? You'll find the cutest interactive candy-making contraption that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to experience some imaginative play.
donald’s duck pond and boat
If you have a kiddo who loves water play (and what young kid doesn't)….then donald's boat will be a must visit. To clarify: before the refurbishment you could go inside the boat. That is no longer the case. Now you can play on the splash pad outside, see the spinning water lilies , and take a little sneak peek into the windows to catch glimpses of donald duck , Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby.
Visiting Mickey's house is one of my favorite activities in not just Toontown but Disneyland as a whole. This self-guided tour has so many fun details and allows you to experience a bunch of cute elements before you arrive at the end of the experience where you get to meet mickey himself.
When my daughter was a toddler, Minnie's house was our favorite spot. It's absolutely adorable and a really fun interactive space (complete with a tea area in the back yard). Minnie is there SOME of the time for a meet and greet…but even without her….it's absolutely worth a visit (and has some really fun photo spots).
disneyland toontown dining options
Now, in my opinion this is where Toontown got the biggest glow up. The dining options in Toontown before the refurbishment were….a little lacking. And, since I love my Disneyland coffee ….. I always felt there was a lack of tasty coffee options in the cutest area of the park. Well, that problem has been solved. The Disney Eats inside Toontown are plentiful, and there are options for everyone (including fancy cold brew). There are two dining options inside of Toontown, and both are awesome.
This all new location is daisy’s diner, a quick service restaurant with mobile ordering options. The food is available for lunch, dinner and late night dining and snacks (so not breakfast technically). They have a donuts offering that might be a fun morning option along with a GREAT cold brew. Drinkwise there is also a sweet tea and a watermelon lemonade. In terms of food, there is a flop over pizza (also available in a gluten free version), a plant based wrap, and two hot dog options. There is also a toddler meal option.
Toontown Farmers Market at Good Boy! Grocers
This adorable “roadside stand” is a great place to get fun snacks. The famous picnic basket is available here along with the picnic blanket you've probably seen all over the internet. You can order your own picnic basket, then fill it with 3 snack items along with a drink. And the adorable picnic basket is a GREAT souvenir!
So the question is…..which of these disneyland toontown rides , eats, and experiences are you going to try FIRST?!?