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Best Disneyland Toontown Rides and Attractions (Guide 2024)

Best Disneyland Toontown Rides and Attractions (Guide 2024)


Mickey’s Toontown at the Disneyland resort is a kid’s dream come true! From the bright colors, whimsical buildings and playful attractions, this fun area is great for everyone. This is the complete guide to Toontown with kids, including can’t miss attractions, best Disneyland Toontown rides, where to play and what to eat!

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This post was originally published October 28th, 2016 and has been updated and republished with a new date.

Disneyland Toontown Rides and Attractions Guide

Where is Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland?

Toontown can be easy to miss, unless you’re looking for it. It’s located all the way to the very back of Disneyland Park, past Fantasyland.

The entrance to Toontown is located just under the train tracks to the left side of it’s a small world. Be sure to check out the Toontown population sign!

You’ll dip below the tracks and then rise up into an entirely new Land, complete with rolling hills in the distance, the Toontown sign (a la Hollywood!) and quirky off-kilter buildings.

When to Visit Toontown at Disneyland

If you’re planning to visit Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland be aware of their hours. Toontown closes early on nights when fireworks are shown. It then reopens shortly after the nighttime spectacular ends.

You’ll want to check the Disneyland app on the day of your visit to verify closing time.

Mickey's Toontown overview of the "land" at Disneyland

What’s Inside Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland?

Mickey’s Toontown closed on March 9th, 2022 for an extensive overhaul. It reopened in 2023 with major changes as one of the newest Disneyland areas. With the Toontown reopening, there are now 3 rides and 7 attractions.

Disneyland Toontown Rides and Attractions

  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (no height requirement) Disney Genie+ attraction
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster (35″ height requirement) – reimagined ride, formerly called Gadget’s Go Coaster.
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (no height requirement) Disney Genie+ attraction
  • Mickey’s House
  • Minnie’s House
  • Goofy’s House and Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard – formerly called Goofy’s Playhouse, includes remodel of house and outdoor play area.
  • Donald’s Boat – includes reimagining, with the addition of Donald’s Duck Pond splash pad
Disneyland Toontown welcome sign

Former Toontown Attractions

  • Jolly Trolley and other Toontown vehicles
  • Chip n’ Dale’s Treehouse
  • Gag Factory souvenir shop
  • Pluto’s Dog House
  • Clarabelle’s Frozen Yogurt
Guests can meet Minnie Mouse in Toontown at Disneyland

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Disneyland Toontown Rides

There are three rides within Disneyland’s Toontown. Keep reading for all the attraction tips, including ride description, height requirements, queue, and how to minimize wait times.

This complete guide also shares tips on how meet favorite Disney characters, maximize time, and why Mickey’s Toontown is a must-do with young children!

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Walk straight forward into Toontown and you’ll find Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin on the right-hand side of the entrance.

The ride is based upon the movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. While this combination live action/animated film isn’t one of the Must-See Movies to Watch Before a Disneyland Trip, but it does help to understand the story line a bit.

Disneyland toontown roger rabbit ride entrance

What is This Ride?

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is combination dark ride (kind of like Monsters Inc Mike & Sully to the Rescue over at Disney California Adventure Park) and spinning ride (like Mad Tea Party).

Guests sit on a bench, 2 across, in a singular ride vehicle with a pull-down bar. There is a spinning wheel in the center of each “taxi cab”.

You’ll be able to spin your vehicle freely using the wheel as you move through the scenes. If you suffer from motion sickness, you probably want to avoid spinning your car!

What is the Queue for This Ride?

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin offers Disney Genie+. However, this attraction features a very cool interactive queue that’s kind of fun. If wait time isn’t crazy, it’s worth the walk-through if you get a chance.

The queue sets the stage for the ride. It can also help explain the movie to kids who probably aren’t familiar with the plot (ie: “The Dip”!).

Who Can Ride?

Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is silly fun for everyone, as there is no height requirement. Take note that all kids must be sitting on the bench seat, so this does eliminate infants. I was able to ride this with my 10-month old sitting between my preschooler and me.

This isn’t my favorite ride at Disneyland. It’s dark inside and the spinning car can be nauseating (and who wants to be Sick at Disneyland?) My preschooler however thinks it’s GREAT, so we usually do ride it!

Disneyland toontown roger rabbit wait time

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the California theme park’s newest ride, just opened at Disneyland. It’s Mickey and Minnie’s very first ride! This new attraction opened first at Walt Disney World (March 4th 2020 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios).

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway also being touted as the attraction to feature the most Hidden Mickeys. This is going to be a great attraction to ride over and over!

What is This Ride?

State-of-the-art technology and visual effects combine in this immersive experience. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is housed within the El CapiTOON Theater.

Expect to see characters from the Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, including Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy, and Goofy.

What is the Queue for This Ride?

There are two queues for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a stand-by queue and Lightning Lane.

The queue to wait in line is an absolute GEM! Guests are treated to highly detailed “props” from Mickey shorts including whimsical theatre aspects, like this adorable snack bar.

The Lightning Lane line offers a short-cut, in which guests will miss most of the queue.

Who Can Ride?

Based on the popular new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, this ride does not have a height limit. That means you’ll be able to ride it with kids of all ages (babies included).

Guest sit next to each other in a very long bench seat (4-5 across), with a pull-down bar. Ride cars move individually on a trackless ride system that can move forward, backwards, or sideways.

This photo op is available in the line queue

How to Ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland

There are two ways for guests to ride Disneyland’s newest attraction – standby and Lightning Lane via Disney Genie+.

Stand-By Queue – Hop in line for this new ride. Fortunately there’s lots to see while you wait in the interactive queue. Wait times for this attraction are minimal in the morning.

Lightning Lane – Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been added to the Disney Genie+ program.

What About Virtual Queue? – Use of Disneyland app to enter the “virtual queue” for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway was short-lived. A virtual queue is no longer available for this attraction.

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster

The third ride in Mickey’s Toontown is the previously named Gadget’s Go Coaster. Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster is a preschooler’s perfect first roller coaster.

What is This Ride?

This ride is based on the animated show Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers (thanks to Disney+ for introducing this show back to kids!).

Guests will enjoy spotting all the off-the-wall details there are to look at in the queue. Kids will especially excite at having the coaster whizzing by overhead while they wait in line!

The ride itself is only one-minute long. Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster is a great first roller coaster is your preschool is interested in faster rides.

Chip 'n' Dale GADGETcoaster entrance sign in Disneyland Toontown

What is the Queue for This Ride?

Stand-by is the only way to ride Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster. There is only one coaster so the line tends to move slowly.

I recommend arriving to Mickey’s Toontown within the first two hours at Disneyland. After going on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in the morning hours, my family was able to walk on Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster without any wait time!

That said, there are lots of fun “found objects” that create the coaster like beach blankets, “Tinkertoys”. and office supplies. It’s a great way to pass the time, spotting these items while you’re waiting in line.

The queue for Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster is also completely outdoors. Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster is one of the outdoor attractions that doesn’t operate in rainy weather at Disneyland.

Disneyland toontown gadget coaster.
Chip ‘n’ Dale GADGETcoaster

Who Can Ride?

Guests must meet a 35″ height requirement to ride Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster. I’ve included height requirements for Disneyland in this printable, so you’ll know ahead of time if your child is tall enough to ride.

Ride vehicles are in a chain of roller coaster cars that seat up to 2, with a pull-down bar. Adults can sit next to young kids. Be aware that the seats are narrow, so it may be a very tight fit.

Consider using Rider Switch for this attraction if you have group members that don’t meet the requirements.

Gadget's Go Coaster seats with young boy

Mickey’s Toontown Gag Factory

Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland is one of those great locations to let kids run around and explore in their own time. While the actual Gag Factory souvenir shop was lost during the remodel of Toontown, the quirky area remains.

disneyland mickey's toontown gag factory fireworks

Just as you exit the Roger Rabbit Car-Toon Spin ride, you’ll be deposited into the Gag Factory area. This section, that resembles a cartoon neighborhood, offers several interactive scenes that children of all ages will enjoy.

  • Stretch out and push on the bouncy bars at the Dog Pound, where Daisy Duck surprised my kids!
  • Step inside the Toontown post office, then push buttons at each mail box. There’s a character voice greeting at each.
Post office in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland
  • Press and pull the handles on the boxes at the Fireworks Factory.
  • Every kid will try and lift the barbell out of the concrete in front of the Gym.
Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland for Preschoolers - A Guide on What to Do, See & Eat!
All these years of trying and still can’t get the barbell off the ground!
  • Have kids try and open the door at the Power House.
  • Jump inside one of Mickey’s Toontown stationary vehicles for a classic photograph. It’s all good fun, and an excellent place to let kids run around! 
Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland for Preschoolers - A Guide on What to Do, See & Eat!

Tour Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s Houses

Both Mickey and Minnie’s houses are located towards the end of Toontown, sitting side by side. These walk-through attractions feature lots of hands-on activities. Touching and interactive play is welcome here.

When characters are meeting at the houses, the line up could be long. There will be a queue and estimated waited time. Otherwise, guests can just walk through each house at their leisure to explore and play inside.

Minnie Mouse House in Toontown

Minnie’s House is an absolute delight! There are lots of charming features both in and out. Start outside of her pink and purple house with a photo at Minnie’s “mailbox”.

Once inside her house, there’s a living room area, including a bed, dressing table, and computer.

Little girl laying on Minnie Mouse bed inside Minnie's House in Toontown at Disneyland

The kitchen space is a highlight, with lots of fun details. Kids can sit at Minnie’s kitchen table, see the cake baking in the oven and open her fridge to see what’s inside.

Little girl inside Minnie's House at Disneyland's Toontown
Inside Minnie’s house in Disneyland’s Toontown

If Minnie Mouse is greeting guests, cast members will let you know. There is often a queue, that lines up through Minnie’s house for the meet ‘n greet.

There is a charming set up in the garden at the back of the house, accessed by walking through the line that moves through the house. Disney PhotoPass photographers are often here to take photos.

Guests can meet Minnie in the garden behind her house

Meet Mickey and Visit His House

Next door to Minnie’s house is where Mickey lives! Step inside Mickey’s House and check out all the hands-on surprises.

Mickey’s House includes a walk through his dwelling space and his prop barn behind this. On busy days there is often a queue that lines up through the house.

Preschoolers can hop in Pluto’s dog bed, watch a vintage cartoon on Mickey’s TV and giggle at the pest who’s invading his garden. Kids who like to touch all the things will be fine here, as everything inside Mickey’s house is touchable with interactive features.

Meeting Steamboat Mickey in front of his boat.

Keep walking back into the barn and you’ll encounter fun “movie props” through the queue. At the end, there’s a switchback line with a movie screen, showing the Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.

Mickey Mouse Meet ‘n Greet

Families get to meet Mickey himself in a private meet n’ greet room. Mickey wears different costumes and guests won’t know how he’s dressed until they enter the room. In the past, you might meet with Sorcerer Mickey, classic Mickey, or Mickey from the Steamboat Willy cartoon.

Toontown Disneyland Play Areas

Toontown is one of the best places to wander and explore at Disneyland with preschoolers. There are several free-play locations in this Land. These playhouses are especially helpful if you have active kids who need to run around and burn off extra energy.

Disneyland Toontown Goofy's House and Donald's Boat

The surfaces surrounding the play areas are a combination of spongy ground cover and artificial turf. This will make the landing soft for toddlers and youngsters that may fall during play time.

In addition to the playhouses and playgrounds, there are additional grassy spaces that young children will enjoy. These play areas are touted as offering a full sensory experience that all ages can enjoy. I’ll share about each location in this section.

Signage at playarea in Mickey's Toontown at disneyland about safety rules and ages

Goofy’s House and Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard

Previously called Goofy’s Playhouse, the reimagined area has been renamed Goofy’s House and Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard.

There are waiting areas in all play areas for parents to sit and relax. However it’s important to note that play areas are not fully enclosed. It’s easy to move from Goofy’s Play Yard to Donald’s Boat, and back out into the Toontown hub. Parents should move through the areas with their children to ensure safety.

What is Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard?

Next door at Goofy’s house there’s a playground in the garden. Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard includes an elevated clubhouse and sound garden.

Starting at the entrance, kids can skip across a bridge that makes fun musical sounds with each step. There’s a hopscotch laid out on the ground, to encourage movement through the garden.

At the back of the play yard, there are rainbow roller slides and an open-air clubhouse. Children are encouraged to climb up the hillside, walk up the ramp, or take the rope bridge to reach the clubhouse.

Clubhouse in Goofy's play yard at disneyland toontown

In the space between Goofy’s House and Donald’s Boat, there’s a makeshift camping set-up for children to play and climb on. Flowing out of this spot is the toddler play area, which I discuss in the section about Donald’s Boat.

What’s Inside Goofy’s House?

Inside the house, look for a fun, interactive candy-making contraption created with oversized. household appliances.

Children and adults alike will be fascinated by the hands-on effects used in this room, as “candy” balls move through kid-powered machinery. The entire device is accompanied with silly sounds, for a full effect that offers lots of delightful color and movement.

Inside goofy's house in Disneyland toontown

Donald’s Boat and Duck Pond

Donald’s Boat is called the “Miss Daisy”. In years’ past, guests could climb inside the boat but it’s now closed up and appears to have been “flooded”!

Guests may peek into the boat through the portholes to witness the fun happening inside the now flooded vessel. Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby interact through the portholes via interactive experiences.

Donald's Boat at Disneyland Toontown

Donald’s Duck Pond is a new splash pad addition, with spinning water lilies, balance beams and rocking toys. This area is sure to be a popular spot to get wet at Disneyland in the heat!

Toddler Play Area – There is a tucked away toddler play area, located on the backside of Donald’s Boat. This shaded space in fully enclosed by a gate. It includes benches for parents to sit and soft-play items for small children to climb.

Toddler play area behind donald's boat in Disneyland toontown

Mickey’s Toontown Water Fountains

This charming interactive fountain is a new focal point within Toontown. A charming statue at the top showcases classic Mickey and Minnie, with bubbling flowers, cattails, and clamshells.

The fountains feature both high and low water tables to encourage splashing and play. Return to the Toontown fountain at night for a whimsical music and light show.

CenToonial Park and Other Green Space

There are multiple open space grassy areas within Mickey’s Toontown. These artificial turf areas are for families to lounge and relax, or for kids to run freely and play.

Centoonial park in disneyland toontown
CenTOONial Park

Guests are encouraged to lay down on the grass or picnic. There are bench seats in some locations, and covered, sheltered areas for quiet relaxation or decompression. You’ll even spot water refill stations for filling up water bottles.

These spaces, in particular the area near the coaster, are ideal quiet spaces for adults and kids alike. These are great spots to retreat for parents looking to avoid the Disneyland meltdown and avoid tantrums.

grassy resting area in disneyland toontown
By Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETCoaster

CenToonial Park

Exposed tree roots under “Walt’s Dreaming Tree” are intended for climbing and crawling under. Return in the evening to see the charming lanterns lit for the night.

Restful Grassy Spots

In addition to CenToonial Park, look for additional picnic areas here:

  • Near Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETCoaster
  • In front of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • In the hub by Mickey & Minnie’s houses
grassy picnic area in front of roger rabbit's car toon spin at disneyland toontown
By Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Which Characters are in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland?

In addition to meeting Mickey and Minnie at their respective houses, characters are also available to meet n’ greet in the Toontown area.

We’ve seen Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy on previous visits. Pete is the most recent character to meet guests in the new Toontown!

Characters often meet in this area near the Mouse houses

Use the Disneyland app to find character meet ‘n greets. Click the navigation button, then the “characters” drop down to see locations and times of character greetings. Traditionally we’ve found the wait lines are generally shorter in Toontown than elsewhere in the park.

Pluto at Disneyland with a baby

Places to Eat at Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland

In the courtyard, there are 2 quick service dining locations where you can grab a bite. This section offers an overview of the food you’ll find in Mickey’s Toontown.

Café Daisy (previously called Daisy’s Diner) serves up diner classics from a sidewalk table eatery. Menu items include hot dogs, a “pizza flop-over”, garden wrap, and mini donuts, and sweet tea.

Good Boy! Grocers in the Toontown Farmers Market offers grab-and-go drinks and treats, including slushees in a variety of flavors. Grab a “Perfect Picnic Pack” that includes a souvenir blanket and a basket filled with healthy snacks.

The Perfect Picnic Basket makes it easy to transport your meal to one of the shaded grassy spots within Toontown.

Good Boy quick service dining in disneyland toontown

Other Things to Know About Eating in Toontown

View Menus Online – To plan meals or to find healthy food at Disneyland, guests can view menus for Mickey’s Toontown restaurants on the Disneyland app.

Walk-Up Dining – Only quick service dining is available at Toontown dining locations. There are no full service restaurant options in this land.

Mobile Ordering Available – Mobile ordering food on busy days at Disneyland is a great way to optimize your time in line. Cafe Daisy offers mobile ordering through the Disneyland app.

Restaurant Seating – There is a decent amount of outdoor seating. Guests are also encouraged to take their meal to any of the grassy areas within Mickey’s Toontown.

Snack Carts – Even the popcorn cart in Toontown has a whimsical look! This location is near Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETCoaster.

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Mickey’s Toontown Tips for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Disneyland with preschoolers and toddlers can be awesome, especially if you do a bit of research ahead of time! Little kids can alternate between excitement and nervousness in unfamiliar locations. Even a place that’s as fun-filled as Disneyland can still be worrisome for kids. 

Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland is a great place for preschoolers to ride, place and explore. The rides, entertainment and play areas are all tailored to this age.

Unlike at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with Preschoolers, there’s not much inside Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland to frighten or scare. The Land is bright and whimsical, while still having restful quiet spaces to relax.

READ MORE for tips about doing Disneyland with a toddler.

Mickey's Toontown for Preschoolers - A Guide on What to Do, See & Eat!

Things to Know About Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland

Before you head into Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, these are the things to be aware of.

Shopping – Souvenir shopping within Toontown happens at EngineEar Souvenirs. The small shop includes all things Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway themed.

Disneyland toontown souvenir shop

Wheelchair Accessible – All areas of the reimagined land have been made accessible for wheelchairs, so that guests of all abilities may play and enjoy! Curbs have been removed in the entire land, and attractions have been made to accommodate those with special needs.

Stroller Parking – Guests may park their strollers at the entrance pathway into Mickey’s Toontown. This helps ease some of the usual congestion throughout the land.

Restrooms – There is only one set of restrooms in Toontown, located in the center of “town”.

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