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Encyclopedia > Mickey's Toontown
Mickey's Toontown
Attraction type Themed land
Theme Home for cartoons

Mickey's Toontown is one of the "themed lands" at the Disneyland park run by The Walt Disney Company. At Tokyo Disneyland, this area is named Toontown. A similar area at the Magic Kingdom is named Mickey's Toontown Fair. Image File history File links Mickeys_toontown_disneyland. ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ...

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History and Concept

Toontown buildings and fixtures are composed of shapes and colors that one might see in a cartoon.
Toontown buildings and fixtures are composed of shapes and colors that one might see in a cartoon.

Roger Rabbit was recognized as a lucrative character by Disney after the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and an ambitious set of attractions based on the movie was developed for Disney theme parks. Roger Rabbit was even set to be the star of his own land, behind Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland, called Hollywoodland. Meanwhile, over at the Magic Kingdom, a new land behind Fantasyland was being developed in honor of Mickey Mouse's sixtieth birthday, aptly named Mickey's Birthdayland. There were also set to be attractions based on Roger Rabbit, Judge Doom and Baby Herman opening in a major expansion at the Disney-MGM Studios and Tokyo Disneyland, but after the financial disaster of the Euro Disney Resort, plans were dramatically cut back. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (574x800, 175 KB) w:Toontown 1995 w:Disneyland Taken by Ellen Levy Finch (User:Elf) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Elf/photos (full view) Mickey... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (574x800, 175 KB) w:Toontown 1995 w:Disneyland Taken by Ellen Levy Finch (User:Elf) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Elf/photos (full view) Mickey... Roger Rabbit For the 1988 film, see Who Framed Roger Rabbit Roger Rabbit is a fictional anthropomorphic rabbit. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Main Street, USA, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Main Street, U.S.A. is the welcoming and entrance area of the many Disney Magic Kingdom-style parks around the world. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA. It opened on May 1, 1989. ... Disneyland Resort Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, in the suburbs of Paris, France, featuring two Disney theme parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. ...


Hollywoodland was canceled, and was combined with the idea of Mickey's Birthdayland as well as a concept found in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, to form Mickey's Toontown, which opened in 1993 behind Fantasyland at Disneyland. Mickey's Birthdayland opened as planned in 1988 before Euro Disney, and was expanded as a sister to Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland and was revonated in 1996 to re-open as Mickey's Toontown Fair. The attractions at Disney-MGM Studios were canceled, but an exact replica of Mickey's Toontown opened at Tokyo Disneyland in 1996.


The official backstory, created by Walt Disney Imagineering, is as follows: Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ...

Of course, everyone knows Mickey's Toontown existed long before Disneyland was built right next door. One happy day in 1952, while Walt Disney was in Toontown visiting his pal Mickey Mouse, his dream for a new park came up in conversation. Mickey knew that whenever Walt got that sparkle in his eye, whatever he was dreaming was bound to come true. So he was dismayed when Walt confided in him that he was having a difficult time finding a site large enough to accommodate all the wonderful things he had in mind. "Oh boy, I've got a swell idea!" Mickey exclaimed as he grabbed Walt by the hand and led him over to the fence that separated Toontown from the human world. "Take a look over this fence", continued Mickey. "There's a fine and dandy parcel of land just on the other side that would be a wonderful place to build Disneyland!" And it was. Many years went by before it finally dawned on the toons that since it was so easy for them to go next door to visit all their non-toon friends in Disneyland, their non-toon friends could just as easily come visit them in Toontown! And this is exactly what happened when Mickey's Toontown was "finally" opened to Disneyland visitors in February, 1993. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...

Disneyland

Mickey's Toontown
Mickey's Toontown in 1995.
Disneyland
Opening date January 24, 1993

Mickey's Toontown opened in Disneyland on January 24, 1993. The area is themed on the Toontown seen in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and resembles a set from a Max Fleischer cartoon. The buildings are stylized and colorful. There are several attractions involving classic cartoon characters, such as the 'houses' of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and a small kiddie coaster. There are a few interactive gags. Compared to other Disneyland areas however, there are few large or technically complex rides or shows, and the houses themselves appeal primarily as playhouses for small children. Image File history File linksMetadata Toontown95_wb. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about a theme park in Anaheim, California USA. For other Disney parks and attractions, see Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Max Fleischer (July 19, 1883–September 11, 1972) was an important pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon. ... “Minnie” redirects here. ...


Attractions

Chip n Dale are two fictional, animated chipmunks created by The Walt Disney Company. ... The Disneyland Railroad (DRR) is a narrow gauge railroad located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, United States, that was inaugurated on that theme parks opening day, July 17, 1955. ... Gadgets Go Coaster is a roller coaster at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California and Tokyo Disneyland theme park, located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Mickey Mouses House is a themed attraction at several disney theme parks around the world. ... Roger Rabbits Car Toon Spin is a dark ride at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California and Tokyo Disneyland theme park, located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...

Restaurants

  • Daisy's Diner
  • Pluto's Dog House
  • Clarabelle's Frozen Yogurt
  • Toon Up Treats

Shopping

  • Gag Factory

Gags

Toontown has several objects that provide a reaction if guests push, pull, or otherwise manipulate them. These include:

  • TNT barrel in front of Roger Rabbit Car-Toon Spin's Fastpass machines.
  • Boxes to the left of the same Fastpass machines.
  • Doors on the same sidewalk as the boxes whose door handles can be pulled.
  • A phone in front of the doors that explains the events of the Roger Rabbit movie.
  • Inside the jail, a bank of mailboxes with movable knobs.

Tokyo Disneyland

Toontown
Tokyo Disneyland
Opening date April 15, 1996

Toontown opened in Tokyo Disneyland on April 15, 1996. It's more or less a wholesale duplicate of the one in Disneyland with a mirror image of Disneyland's layout. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... // Main article: Main Street, U.S.A. Main article: Fantasyland Alices Tea Party Castle Carrousel Cinderella Castle Dumbo the Flying Elephant its a small world Mickey Mouse Revue Peter Pans Flight Pinocchios Daring Journey Poohs Hunny Hunt Snow Whites Adventures The Haunted Mansion Cinderella... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Attractions

  • Chip 'n Dale's Treehouse
  • Donald's Boat
  • Gadget's Go Coaster
  • Goofy's Bounce House
  • Jolly Trolley
  • Mickey's House
  • Minnie's House
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  • Toon Park

Mickey Mouses House is a themed attraction at several disney theme parks around the world. ...

Magic Kingdom

Main Article: Mickey's Toontown Fair

At the Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Toontown Fair initially opened as Mickey's Birthdayland on June 18, 1988. It became Mickey's Starland on May 26, 1990, and received its current name in 1996. Its storyline portrays the land as the holiday home for the characters who reside at Mickey's Toontown in California. Mickeys Toontown is a small land at the Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland theme parks in Anaheim, California, and Chiba, Japan. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


Walt Disney Studios

Main Article: Toon Studio

Set to debut in 2007, Toon Studio is a new land that will open at the Walt Disney Studios at the Disneyland Resort Paris in 2007. Just as Mickey's Toontown Fair's backstory is a holiday home for the characters who live at Mickey's Toontown, Toon Studio is where the characters go to 'work'. Featuring trailers and sets, as well as two major attractions, it was announced in 2006 that original plans for the land will be expanded and it will be much greater in size. A WDI concept for Toon Studio The Toon Studio is a new area, or land, at the Walt Disney Studios Park at the Disneyland Resort Paris, Marne-la-Vallee, France. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Walt Disney Studios Park is one of the main attractions of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Disneyland Resort Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Books

  • Imagineers, The. Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real. Disney Editions, 1996, ISBN 0-7868-6246-7 (hardcover); 1998, ISBN 0-7868-8372-3 (paperback).


The themed lands of a Magic Kingdom-style park:
Main Street, U.S.A. | Fantasyland | Tomorrowland | Frontierland | Adventureland
New Orleans Square | Liberty Square | Mickey's Toontown | Critter Country

 
 

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