According to the Disney Parks Blog, some of the new additions to Mickey’s Toontown area will foster the Wonder of Play in its youngest Guests as part of the 100 Years of Wonder Celebration.
100 Years of Wonder commemorates the magical legacy of Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Within the greater anniversary umbrella of Disney100, the theme park event spans all Disney Parks worldwide, with a special focus on the original Magic Kingdom: Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort.
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In fact, Disney kicked off the festivities on January 27, launching new nighttime spectaculars like Wondrous Journeys fireworks and World of Color One — at Disney California Adventure. Moreover, in addition to new outfits for members of the Fab Five like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Daisy, new food and merchandise items are coming to Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort!
Plus, one exciting advancement will debut as part of the celebration: the new expansion of Mickey’s Toontown, an area that has served as a fan favorite since its opening in 1993. In addition to the already beloved Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction, finding a second home inside the El CapiTOON Theatre, Walt Disney Imagineering will open the new CenTOONial Park landscape and revitalize some of your favorite cartoon characters’ homes.
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For example, Goofy’s House will debut an all-new, interactive junior candy makers’ experience, utilizing the Toon’s candy-making contraption to make a kaleidoscope of colorful candy from his beehive honey. What’s more, outside the house, visitors can enjoy Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, a whimsical sound garden referencing some of Goofy’s most iconic roles in the “How To” cartoon series.
In the yard, younger Guests will discover a coveted, elevated clubhouse and play along with Goofy to create wacky, wonderful noise! Additionally, Disney has reimagined Donald Duck’s Houseboat, adding more greenspace for sensory play with Donald’s Duck Pond, which features “larger-than-life spinning water lilies, balance beams and rocking toys that will help little ones get the wiggles out.”
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Soon, families will be able to revisit the completed Toontown after a year-long hiatus when it reopens on March 19, 2023, and use these interactive experiences to encourage an imaginative spirit of play with Mickey Mouse and all his friends!