It was officially announced this morning that Mickey’s Toontown, one of the areas at Disneyland, will be closing. We’ve known about some construction and refurbishment taking place in the land over the past year or so. But this is something much, much bigger.
According to the official Parks Blog website, Toontown will close in March of 2022. No exact date was given, but be prepared for the area to not be available anymore after then.
Don’t worry though, because this closure is part of a larger transformation coming to the zone.
From today’s announcement:
Building on the legacy of Mickey’s Toontown, Imagineers are working to create some all-new experiences so families and young children can have more opportunities to play together inside Disneyland park. The beloved Mickey’s Toontown will transform into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations. Focusing 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.
“We are so excited to leverage Disney’s powerful brand, develop new stories and share even more magical experiences with our guests,” said D’Amaro. “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.”
One of the new areas coming to Mickey’s Toontown will be CenTOONial Park, the first space guests will see when they enter. This natural space will be anchored by two interactive play experiences.
At the center of CenTOONial Park will be a fountain, designed for play, which will also become a center icon for Mickey’s Toontown. As its base, water tables will invite guests to play with the water and have a sensory experience. At night, the fountain will be brought to life in a unique spectacle.
Disney hopes to have the reimagining open to guests in 2023.