Disney’s Newest Themed Land Already Falling Apart?

Mickey's ToonTown
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The newest themed land at Disney opened just 3 months ago. By all accounts it should be the shiniest, prettiest, and best functioning land Disney’s got. After just over a year of construction, Mickey’s Toontown should be in tip top shape. So why isn’t it?

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Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland Park closed in March 2022 and just underwent a massive reimagaining. According to Disney, the new area focuses on “today’s families with young children, Mickey’s Toontown will feature new play experiences, as well as open, grassy play spaces for everyone to unplug. The land will have landscaping for both spontaneous family play and parental relaxation.” (Did someone say Parental relaxation? Yes please)!

Mickey's ToonTown

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When Mickey’s ToonTown reopened at the end of March it was heralded as “the next generation of interactive play.” The area was designed with the smallest of your crew in mind. Features like, where parents can let their little ones run and play in grassy spaces and Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard a sound garden for little ones to explore music and an interactive clubhouse! If that’s not enough, Donald’s Duck Pond will get their wiggles out in a splash area that is sized just right for the cheerio-and-juice-box set. The newly re-designed land is also home to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ever Disney ride to feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

Mickey's ToonTown

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Play is the name of the game here. When Mickey’s ToonTown reopened, Jeff Shaver-Moskowitz, Executive Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering, said, “We want every child to know that when it came to this land, it was designed for them—that they were seen, and that this place welcomes them.”

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It seems perfect. Sadly though, all isn’t well in ToonTown. Portions of the land have been blocked off for days. When one construction wall has gone down, another has popped up. We’ve discovered that Disney is fixing drainage issues and leveling the land around the newly reopened ToonTown. This makes sense considering construction took place during California’s rainy season. Buildings and equipment were bound to settle and need adjustment.

Currently, Disney has not announced a projected time for the area to be fully functional. For now, the construction walls are up indefinitely. While this may be annoying, it’s wonderful that Disney is so committed to upkeep. There has been a lot of grumbling about maintenance recently but this shows that they really do care and are trying their very best. We expect that they will be finished with the adjustments in time for the summer rush. We will keep a close eye on the situation and make sure to let you know of any changes that may impact your enjoyment of the area.

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.