KEY POINTS

  • Mickey Mouse’s Toontown will undergo a major makover
  • The attraction will halt operations starting in March 2022
  • The renovated Toontown is set to open in early 2023

Disneyland is shutting down operations at Mickey Mouse’s Toontown in March 2022 as the attraction is set to undergo a major transformation. 

Theme park officials announced this week that Toontown will not be catering to guests starting in March of next year because the space will be reimagined. The makeover is going to be a big one since the attraction will be closed for about 10 months or more. 

Disneyland officials said that the recreational facility will feature “all-new experiences” once it reopens in early 2023. They added that families and young children will get to enjoy “a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds and sensations” once operations at the attraction resume, according to Deadline

The theme park officials also teased that patrons and guests can expect new rides where they will be able to “slide, spin, splash, touch and listen.” They confirmed that visitors will also like the new open, grassy spaces for play and relaxation.

New recreational areas will be introduced as part of the makeover. One of them will be CenTOONial Park, which will come with water tables and a fountain where kids could play. The fountain will also offer a unique spectacle at night, KTLA 5 has learned. 

CenTOONial Park will also feature another interactive experience through a “dreaming tree,” which is inspired by the tree Walt Disney would daydream about when he was a kid. It’s a new attraction where kids can play, crawl and explore interesting things. 

The renovated Toontown will reopen alongside the launch of a new attraction at Disneyland called Mickey & Minnie’s Runway Railway.

“We are so excited to leverage Disney’s powerful brand, develop new stories and share even more magical experiences with our guests. The newly reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will be a welcoming place where families and younger guests can connect and play together in fun new ways,” Chairman of Disney Parks Josh D’Amaro said.

Ahead of the renovations, Disneyland has already lit up its different entertainment facilities for the upcoming holidays. The celebratory mood has reportedly returned to Disneyland Resort for the first time in almost two years as parades, fireworks and seasonal favorites have officially commenced, according to USA Today

Starting this week until Jan. 9, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim will be spreading the holiday cheer with their different attractions and activities. Guests are advised to book their tickets in advance since reservations are required to visit either theme park. 
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