Disneyland Closes Major Area of Park

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Walt Disney always said that the Disney parks will never be finished. Imagination and dreams are ongoing. We know as Disney fans that updates, changes, and construction are all part of creating the magic. This doesn’t mean we aren’t disappointed when our favorite areas of the Disney parks are closed. This is again happening at Disneyland Park, as a significant park area is shut down. Take a look at what area is already closed in Disneyland Park and will be closing next month.

Mickey's ToonTown

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Mickey’s Toontown has undergone significant updates and changes over the past few years. The area recently opened in March of 2023 after a series of updates that brought a fantastic playground area with water features and the exciting Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Since reopening, we have seen areas of Mickey’s Toontown shut down for various reasons. As adjustments were needed in different regions of the land, Disney was forced to put construction walls back up. Throughout June and July, areas of Mickey’s Toontown were temporarily closed as changes were made. Many guests were disappointed by having these areas behind construction walls for a second round of fixes.

More Closures Coming

It seems like those fixes didn’t solve the problem, as Disney just announced that Mickey’s Toontown would once again be closed. The good news is that this land won’t be completed simultaneously, as the work will be done in phases.

CenTOONial Park

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The first phase will begin this fall with the closure of Centoonial Park. Here, we will see adjustments to the soft surface around the Dreaming Tree and repair a leak under the Mickey and Minnie fountain. Brick pavers will also replace a section of the artificial turf.

The second phase will include Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard where play elements will be added and repaired in this area.

Goofy's How-to-Play Yard

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“This will be the second long closure for Centoonial Park since the land reopened,” according to MiceChat. “Not only have many of the interactive elements of Goofy’s yard broken and been removed, but the water play area has never opened.”

Timeline for Closing

Disney states that Centoonial Park will remain closed through October 22, with Goofy’s How-to-Play yard closing on October 23 with a hopeful reopening date in November.

As this is the second time Mickey’s Toontown has seen a significant closure, Disney officials the frustration that guests are experiencing when it comes to their visit to Mickey’s Toontown.

Since reopening, Disney has faced several issues regarding Mickey’s Toontown. This trendy theme park area has become even more popular with the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

We are still waiting for Donald’s Play area to open. In Goofy’s Play Yard, teeter totters, and the beautiful birdhouse were removed. Due to the area’s high traffic, Disney has to remove the current floor to put in pavers around Mickey and Minnie’s fountain.

Disneyland Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Although construction is part of the magic, it isn’t always easy to deal with during our trips. We hope that this closure will be the adjustment that Mickey’s Toontown needs and will allow it to reopen to everyone successfully in November, as Disney hopes.


About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.