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A Neighborhood with Character: 25 Years of Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

It was January 24, 1993, when Mickey Mouse and his pals first welcomed Disneyland park guests to Mickey’s Toontown. A special place that had been their home for decades, Toontown was an escape from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. The toons kept this home a secret until the day they opened the gates to invite guests inside with a special ceremony that declared everyone “honorary toons” – including some familiar faces…

…including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas…

Dan Aykroyd and Robin Williams in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park

…Dan Aykroyd and Robin Williams…

Sally Field in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park

…and Sally Field!

See more photos from the opening of Mickey’s Toontown in George’s post marking the 20th anniversary of Mickey’s Toontown in 2013 here on the Disney Parks Blog.


  • Isn’t that a coincidence that I was born the same month and year Toontown first opened?
    (even though I was born 10 days ahead of the opening of Toontown)

  • I remember working that day, standing behind Robin Williams while he waited backstage for his car. Later, the trolley in ToonTown didn’t work well going up that slight grade, he jumped off and helped push.

  • Is there a celebration every year for Toontown and Disneyland for their openings? Or is it just for special years?

  • I wish Toontown was still as cool as it was when I was little
    The trolly and the tree house and even the boat were cool

  • Those pics are classic– the fashion statements to say the least!

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