Disney Parks has a problem: a Toontown-sized problem in the form of Cast Member costumes! Recently, Disney Parks Blog revealed images of the newly designed, reversible costumes for Attractions Cast Members working at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
The new version of the already famous Disney’s Hollywood Studios trackless dark ride has come over to the El CapiTOON Theatre from the Walt Disney World Resort, delighting Guests with wacky, animated antics. Of course, the new Mickey’s Toontown iteration at the Disneyland Resort has some critical differences from the Disney World original, prompting changes such as all-new outfits for the Cast and Crew!
Runaway Railway Cast Members now sport a tri-colored engineer-style uniform designed to be reversible, allowing employees to customize their look while onstage, as the Disney buffs say. Although many Cast Members and Guests were excited by the new designs, which are part of a more extensive Mickey’s Toontown expansion in honor of the Disney100 celebration, many fans harshly criticized the look.
Even so, Disney has continued with its renovations, changing some of the dining and retail locations throughout the theme park area, and adding some new ones, like the newly placed Toontown grass and the soon-to-open CenTOONial Park. Moreover, Disney has reimagined some of your favorite character’s homes, like the Fab Five’s Donald Duck and Goofy, to be more accessible and inclusive.
Now, Disney Parks has debuted new costumes for the rest of the Toontown Cast Members, including Retail, Food & Beverage, Custodial, and more! In a video posted to its TikTok account, six Cast Members perform a “fit check” for the camera, posing around the land in vibrant outfits.
Furthermore, these costumes aren’t just multi-colored in a whimsical sense, they also include nods to the Toons of the Walt Disney Animation Studio, including patches reminiscent of Minnie Mouse’s early design and Goofy’s current look. Additionally, printed details mimic stitching in a way that appears hand-drawn, perfect for the Toon city that never sleeps (that might not be Toontown’s actual motto!).
Luckily, Cast and fans alike seem to enjoy the new outfits, too, with one Cast Member commenting that they want to transfer to Toontown right away because they look so comfortable. More fans called them “SO FUN,” “super cute,” and full of variety, voicing excitement for the area to open fully despite delays and the Cast Members to return.
You can see the new Mickey’s Toontown Cast Member costumes in person once the full area opens on March 19, 2023.