Why Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway WILL Save Toontown


Welcome to Mickey's Toontown

Mickey's Toontown just had a major expansion announced, adding a new E-Ticket attraction, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. But will this help save what is widely considered to be one of the worst lands at Disneyland?

This weekend we at TP&E will take both sides of the issue and let you decide what you think. Today we will look at the reasons why it will save the land.

Rounds out Attraction Lineup

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Mickey's Toontown

Following this ride, the land will have a healthy variety and number of attractions. It will finally have an E-Ticket in the new Runaway Railway, in addition to a great D-Ticket dark ride, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, and a kid-friendly coaster in Gadget's Go Coaster. All these rides, in addition to a collection of meet and greets and interactive building make this land on par with the other lands at Disneyland.

Keeps the Land Relevant

Mickey's Toontown Bank

At the moment the two rides in the land are based on properties that have fallen into relative obscurity. Roger Rabbit, while a hit in its day is no longer a popular Disney movie, and I can't tell you how many people I have met who think the Gadget coaster is an Inspector Gadget ride, not a Rescue Rangers ride. By adding the Mickey ride the land gets new life breathed into it, allowing it to remain popular for another generation.

Spreads Out Crowds

Mickey's Toontown Street Sign

Following Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Disneyland is going to have a real crowd problem. The park was built for much fewer visitors than it currently receives and it is about to become a lot more popular. Yet this section, being in the back of the park, remains relatively empty at almost all times. Now Critter Country and Big Thunder Trail also suffer from this same issue, but both of them are right next to Galaxy's Edge meaning they will be a lot busier soon. Adding a new E-Ticket will spread out crowds and hopefully alleviate some of the pinch points throughout the park.

Leaves Room for New Lands

Power House Mickey's Toontown

If you have followed this rumor for an extended period of time then you know this ride almost ended up in Disney California Adventure's Hollywoodland before the cancelation of the Eastern Gateway project. By this ride being added instead to the relatively small Toontown however, it leaves Hollywoodland open to become a new land at some time in the future

So what do you think? Will this new ride save the land? Let us know in the comments and be sure to come back tomorrow for the other side of the issue.