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  • News Toontown major overhaul for 2023

    I just saw on the Disney parks Blog that they will be closing Toontown in March of 2022 for a complete overhaul of the entire land including the addition of a grass park area with interactive fountains and a "dream tree" As it does not really say were do you see this area going and how much of the land will be changed with the incoming Mickey's runaway railway and the new CenTOONial Park?
    BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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    Very excited for this change. Toontown has been in desperate need of repair for decades now. Some of the enhancements really do sound wonderful. Grass areas, trees and better interactive elements etc. I hope they nail this rework, a lot of promise but can they deliver?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kjhorton25 View Post
      Very excited for this change. Toontown has been in desperate need of repair for decades now. Some of the enhancements really do sound wonderful. Grass areas, trees and better interactive elements etc. I hope they nail this rework, a lot of promise but can they deliver?
      I agree, the concept art looks amazing
      BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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      • #4
        It looks incredible. I was hoping something like this would happen! Runaway Railway opening is giving Toontown the love it needed years ago. Very excited for this!

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        • #5
          It looks really nice! I never go there because it's such a hot and 'meh' area for me.

          One thing, the artwork looks like it's covering a LOT more area than is available in ToonTown. I don't know how they're going to fit everything in the current space available.
          "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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          • #6
            Concept art isn't precise or determinative, but it suggests that both Roger Rabbit may have a date with some Dip in the near future. I tried to zoom in a bit and Gadget appears to survive. I guess we'll see?
            Last edited by Monoautorail; 11-15-2021, 12:22 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stormy View Post
              It looks really nice! I never go there because it's such a hot and 'meh' area for me.

              One thing, the artwork looks like it's covering a LOT more area than is available in ToonTown. I don't know how they're going to fit everything in the current space available.
              My guess, possibly the theater...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Monoautorail View Post
                Concept art isn't precise or determinative, but it suggests that both Roger Rabbit may have a date with some Dip in the near future. I tried to zoom in a bit and Gadget appears to survive. I guess we'll see?
                I zoomed in, it's still there. The ride still sees 40 min average waits, no reason to get rid of it. If they do I'll be super upset! One of my favorite rides!

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                • #9
                  Based on the concept art, I am optimistic. A little under a year when Toon Town first opened (just around when Car Toon spin was doing guest preview testing in Dec. ‘93) that area had a lot going for it, from interactive elements, to the kinetics like the Jolly Trolley attraction system, bounce house, etc.

                  I agree with Dusty’s comment in the article, this seems like a lower cost upgrade alternative than say the rumored plans pre-dating MMRR.

                  But I can’t complain - Disneyland needs some more shaded green spaces just to relax and let both the kids and parents unwind.

                  Bonus points (so far) outside of MMRR likely being a upcharge Lightning Lane pass attraction, it doesn’t look like this land upgrade is adding any new additional upcharge enhancements.

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                  • #10
                    This makes me very happy. Toon Town deserves the love.

                    However, I think this is when I’m finally coming to terms that the jolly trolley will never have a refurb and return. I’m okay with this loss since it’s been years since it’s closed.

                    RIP Jolly Trolley Hopes + Dreams

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                    • #11

                      Micechat article on the ToonTown update:

                      Disneyland’s ToonTown Closing in 2022 for Enhancements

                      "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                      it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                      together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                      designed to appeal to everyone."

                      - Walt Disney

                      "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                      - Michael Eisner

                      "It's very symbiotic."
                      - Bob Chapek

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                      • #12
                        Looks good but…….how long before Chapek or a clone makes cuts or changes to reduce cost?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                          Micechat article on the ToonTown update:

                          Disneyland’s ToonTown Closing in 2022 for Enhancements
                          I'm confused by the speculation that Roger Rabbit is getting a complete re-theme (as in... completely getting rid of it for a new property)?

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                          • #14
                            Super excited for this. With the new RR cartoon coming, Gadget will be relevant again and getting rid of Goofy's bounce house and the ball pit are going to be great additions by subtraction. I don't understand the speculation of Roger Rabbit getting a complete retheme when Disney literally announced the Jessica Rabbit changes. People also forget that the very concept of ToonTown comes from Roger Rabbit anyway - before that, we had no idea where Mickey and friends actually "lived." Getting MMRR is going to be amazing. It's an absolute E-ticket and it's my favorite ride at WDW right now, even with the cartoon style that I'm not a huge fan of.

                            My only hope is they do something like high quality turf for the park because the CA drought and heavy use leads me to believe the grass may get worse for wear really quickly.

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                            • #15
                              Does Toontown closure affecting fireworks fallout and DL Railroad? Because there has been a rumor prior to reimagineering that fireworks fallout will be completely relocated to somewhere else.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Pan View Post

                                My guess, possibly the theater...
                                I''m pretty sure the theater is on the other side of the railroad tracks. The MiceChat update kind of gave me a better mental picture of where things are vs what's going there. I think the scale is going to be a bit smaller than the images show, or what I was seeing in my mind.

                                I'm ready for RRCS to go, sorry. It's always been kind of an outlier as Roger never went 'mainstream' as a Disney character, probably because the movie was a bit more, well, adult-level-joke-oriented. If they're going to re-do TT, I hope they do the more 'classic Disney' type characters. Even Pooh would fit in better in my re-imagineered TT than RR does and he'd still be a bit of an outlier, too.

                                Roger Rabbit (the movie) was a throwback to a lot of the old cartoons of the 30s/40s from MGM, Harman-Ising, Max Fleischer, etc that were shown in theaters. Roger has more in common with Betty Boop than Mickey Mouse. Those toons had a LOT of double-entendres and mild adult humor that I never picked up on when they were shown on TV when I was a kid. Watched a lot of them as a teen and it was pretty eye opening!
                                "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Jaygatzby View Post
                                  Based on the concept art, I am optimistic. A little under a year when Toon Town first opened (just around when Car Toon spin was doing guest preview testing in Dec. ‘93) that area had a lot going for it, from interactive elements, to the kinetics like the Jolly Trolley attraction system, bounce house, etc.

                                  I agree with Dusty’s comment in the article, this seems like a lower cost upgrade alternative than say the rumored plans pre-dating MMRR.
                                  The only thing about concept art,that I do not like
                                  concept art,always looks better than finish product
                                  But in the case of TOONTOWN,That area needs Help ,and new re freshness.
                                  IMO....Hope it all work out......Long with Runaway Railway,
                                  Also Agree - I for more shaded green spaces just to relax !
                                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                  • #18
                                    I'm excited for this and as long as Roger Rabbit remains, I'm all for this change. Something I'd love to see is the addition of a unique sit down restaurant akin to that of Animator's Palate or similar where we sit down, have a nice meal in one of the sections while the walls move from black and white to color and perhaps having some clips from classic animated films playing to give the guests an extra form of entertainment. This would fit within the Toontown aesthetic and give guests more reasons to want to eat in the parks.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by jish5555 View Post
                                      I'm excited for this and as long as Roger Rabbit remains, I'm all for this change. Something I'd love to see is the addition of a unique sit down restaurant akin to that of Animator's Palate or similar where we sit down, have a nice meal in one of the sections while the walls move from black and white to color and perhaps having some clips from classic animated films playing to give the guests an extra form of entertainment. This would fit within the Toontown aesthetic and give guests more reasons to want to eat in the parks.
                                      Animator’s Palate Restaurant aboard Disney Cruise Line’s .....that be interesting in Toontown
                                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                      • #20
                                        If the rumors end up being true about extending a walkway from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Toon Town, I know (total wishful thinking) it would be nice if they could use some of that backstage expansion pad near the walkway and relocate Star Tours, along with adding a kinetic outdoor type attraction in that area in the future.

                                        With Star Tours relocated, it could create a little more space to help with a (hopeful/someday) Tomorrowland revamp.

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