Why Mickey’s Toontown is Ideal for Families at Disneyland
We’ve been sharing a lot about Mickey’s Toontown as of late, upon it’s recent reopening. While the area was already a great space for families, it’s become even more so, since its reimagining!
Welcome to Mickey’s Toontown!
I used to visit Mickey’s Toontown weekly with my son when he was little for this very reason. My mommy friends and I would grab a Starbucks from Market House and head to Goofy’s Playhouse, where our kids could let out their energy!
The family-friendly rides, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (which has been refreshed) and Chip ‘n Dale’s Gadget coaster, always elicited squeals of delight. Our kids were all smiles, from ear to ear as we let them explore Mickey and Minnie’s House.
It was as if Mickey Mouse Clubhouse had come to life and they loved it! Mickey’s Toontown was never very crowded in the mornings, which made it perfect for playdates.
One of its draws was that it allowed children to roam around and discover things on their own. Pro Tip: Toontown gets some magical overlays during the holidays at Disneyland; so make sure to stop by if you’re visiting during that time.
Currently, Mickey’s Toontown is crowded due to its recent unveiling, but that won’t always be the case. If you choose your times wisely, perhaps visiting when it opens in the morning, you’ll get to experience the beauty of what Toontown was meant to be.
Now, there’s even more room for play and exploration in the area, as well as a new family-friendly ride. Let’s take a look at all of the highlights of Mickey’s Toontown, and the best spots to enjoy as a family.
Ideal Spots for Families
Interactive Play Areas
One of my favorite spots in Mickey’s Toontown is located near Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.
Kids absolutely love this interactive section, complete with a Gag Factory…
and the famous Jail!
They can also explore Toontown’s Bank and City Hall!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
This new ride is perfect for kiddos! Don’t miss Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway upon your visit.
You’ll feel like you’re living in a cartoon! Kids can enjoy some water play outside the ride via a new fountain!
The store at the exit of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway features a train table that kids will love.
There’s also a pressed penny machine, a fun item for them to collect. (My son used to love hunting for these little treasures!)
2 New Dining Options
Good Boy! Grocers allows you to build your own picnic!
Grab a basket, and add your items.
Then, find a spot, and enjoy the views!
Cafe Daisy has some fabulous, kid-friendly options as well!
Mickey & Minnie’s Houses
While they haven’t changed, don’t miss your chance to explore Mickey & Minnie’s Houses.
They are SO much fun, and you may even get the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie!
Donald’s Duck Pond
We’ve always loved Donald’s Boat, now known as Donald’s Duck Pond, because of its fun, interactive play areas!
Now, there’s even more to explore!
Kids will love these new play stations.
Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard
This section of Toontown boasts the biggest and best transformation, if you ask me.
Goofy’s Playhouse has become Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard.
Inside, are tributes to Goofy and his son Max!
Families will enjoy a new candy theme, as well!
How fun is this?!
Kids will love all of the bright colors…
And silly contraptions!
A new play area awaits!
Kids can get their energy out at the various stations.
There’s rainbow slides…
And even a fort!
CenTOONial Park is another open space kids can run around.
Playful tree stumps and tree lanterns add a magical touch.
Mickey’s Toontown used to be sort of a hidden gem at Disneyland Park. Now that it’s been reimagined, it’s getting the love it’s always deserved.
If you’re planning a family trip to Disneyland, make sure to stop by Mickey’s Toontown. It’s an ideal spot for kids and adults alike!