Why Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway WON'T Save Toontown

Mickey's Movie Barn Toontown Disneyland

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. Yesterday we looked at the reasons why it will save Toontown. Today we look at the reasons why it won't save Toontown.


Five and Dime Mickey's Toontown Disneyland

While this does provide a great new ride to the park, the land beside this ride will still be outdated when it opens. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has largely been forgotten in pop culture and Gadget's Go Coaster is largely mistaken as being based on a more relevant IP than it actually is. The land will still remain a tribute to pop culture obscurities with one popular ride.

Broken or Removed Features

Donald's Boat Mickey's Toontown

This land used to have interactive playhouses all around it, with the crown jewels being the recreation of the houses of classic Mickey and Friends characters. Now, most of these are just sad. Goofy and Chip and Dale's houses are pretty much just walkthroughs now and Donald's boat is kinda gross. Just walk in there and unless it has just been refurbished you want to run out. This isn't even to mention the Jolly Trolley, a former ride in the middle of the land that remains abandoned to this day.


Mickey's Toontown Mickey's House

Unfortunately, this land has been left to rot. The hills have faded and the interactive features seem to break on a regular basis. Everything just looks old. This seems unlikely to change and a new ride will not solve the overwhelming problems throughout the rest of the land.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Land

I'm just going to say it. You can see all of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge as well as some of its backstage portions from Toontown. This is just terrible show. It's kind of acceptable now as its under construction but if this becomes a long-lasting problem it will ruin some of the immersiveness of both Toontown and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This will not be solved by one new ride.

So what do you think? What do you think of Toontown now and will Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway fix the land? Let us know in the comments!