The Mickey’s Toontown area of Disneyland Park offers a prime location to spot the iconic mouse along with his main buddies—Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. But the cartoon-themed area also provides families an open space that’s designed for both free play and taking a breather within the Anaheim resort.
How to Get to Toontown
Located just beyond It’s a Small World and the rest of Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown serves as the neighborhood of the Walt Disney characters that were the beginnings of the century-old Disney Animation Studios. The area had originally opened in 1993 as a tribute to the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but was reimagined and reopened in 2023 with a new ambience that caters to families with smaller kids.
The “main street” of Mickey’s Toontown features the houses of both Mickey and Minnie, as well as home bases for Donald and Goofy, and a café helmed by Daisy. Visitors will notice that Toontown has no curbs, making it easier to navigate with a stroller or wheelchair. You’ll also find perks such as companion restrooms and a quieter area to accommodate special-needs guests and anyone who would benefit from a little downtime.
Rides in Mickey’s Toontown
The main attraction is Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which has no age or height restrictions. The indoor ride places you in a train car with Goofy as its conductor, and sends you bobbing and weaving through a variety of cartoon scenes, including an underwater adventure and a tornado.
Even the line for the ride offers entertainment: Along the indoor queue, check out the cheeky “memorabilia” from Mickey’s cartoon career, such as movie posters, Mickey mannequins wearing costumes, and snack bar at the “El Capitoon Theater,” a nod to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood that has hosted many Disney film premieres. Before boarding your train car, you also watch the Mickey and Minnie cartoon short “A Perfect Picnic,” which sets the scene for the ride. (Tip: While the ride is new, you may need to join a virtual queue using the Disneyland Mobile App to book a ride-time for the Runaway Railway, and you can also purchase an individual Lightning Lane pass to skip the line.)
Kids can also ride Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, an indoor attraction where kids can steer spinnable cars along a track, and Chip 'n' Dale's GADGETcoaster, a pint-sized roller coaster featuring the famed chipmunks and acorn-shaped cars.
Enjoy Some Free-Form Playtime
The newest features of Mickey’s Toontown encourage young ones to get some wiggles out during their theme-park day, enjoying both open spaces and hands-on features. At Donald’s Duck Pond, kids can peek inside the portholes of Donald’s houseboat—look for ducklings Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby—while also playing on balance beams and rocking toys. Head to Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard to make noises in the sound garden, then head inside Goofy’s house where kids can help operate his colorful candy-making machine.
Outside, everyone can wind down in CenTOONial Park, a green space that features interactive water tables, a “dreaming tree” with giant, climbable tree roots, and plenty of benches for parents to sit down and take a breather. Other spots in Toontown offer space to relax too, like Popcorn Park in the back of the area, and the shady trees outside Mickey’s House.
Keep an eye out for strolling characters for impromptu meet-and-greets—the star mice and ducks as well as Pluto, Clarabelle, and Goofy. You might also see Pete, one of Mickey’s more mischievous friends, who is making his Disney parks debut in Toontown.
Where to Eat and Shop in Mickey’s Toontown
Toontown’s downtime lends itself well to family mealtime too. The menu at Café Daisy includes crowd-pleasers such as a handheld, folded over–style pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese, and a salad-filled wrap. Meanwhile, the Good Boy! Grocers stand offers grab-and-go snacks that include granola bars, crackers, and fruit slushees. On your way out, browse the merch at EngineEAR Souvenirs, stocked with Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy toys, apparel, and headwear. For both Café Daisy and EngineEAR, you can order and pay efficiently using Mobile Dining or Mobile Checkout on the Disneyland app.
Planning Your Visit
For families with young kids, Mickey’s Toontown is a key part of any visit to Disneyland Resort. For more tips on building your family vacation, check out Disneyland for Younger Kids, six family-friendly things to do in Orange County, and California Attractions for Special-Needs Families.