I was really excited to see Mickey's Toontown in Disneyland. It reminded me of the old section that was replaced by Storybook Circus in Disney World with Mickey and Minnie's houses. The area is tucked at the back of Disneyland near Small World and has this awesome moving sign above the entrance.
The area itself is straight out of a comic book. It's bright, vibrant and everything has that cartoon feel to it. I was surprised at how many small details there were, and how many little spaces there were to explore. If you are a kid, or a big kid in my case, you can go inside most of these buildings where there are things to explore and great photo opportunities. Safe to say, I 100% went in all these buildings, and only had to duck a couple of times!
Toontown is also home to Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. I didn't get to go on this because it seemed to consistently have an extremely long queue!
Toontown is also full of small areas where you can press buttons or pull levers. If you are anything like me, as soon as you see a button you have to press it! You can also open some doors to hear dialogue, pick up phone, set off fireworks. All sorts!
I love how there isn't a single detail missed. Even the clock has a Mickey on it! Disney, if you are reading this, please sell this clock please and thank you! A lot of the buildings in Toowntown are just a facade, but look up and have a chuckle and some of the names of the buildings!
Toowntown has a lot of aspects that the similar area in Disney World didn't have. I really enjoyed the fuel station area, with fish inside the water! Just behind here is a little place that sells chocolate and vanilla swirl frozen yoghurt which went down extremely well in the hot LA heat.
Even the windows are themed in line with the whole land. This one particularly made me laugh and made me think of old school Disney shorts with the humour.
Toontown has its own interpretation of the Hollywood sign on the mountain illusion behind it. These mountains look so good with the normally very blue sky in LA. They look surprisingly real and are very effective.
These gates, which I can only assume were for an old parade, are so cute! It's a great photo spot for those of you into your Instagram shots, but I personally just liked it as a mural. Definitely beats some of the parade gates in Florida!
There, of course, is a homage to Mickey Mouse in the middle of Toowntown! Although, this one comes with a bit of a difference and added fun. On the floor, there are pads you can stand on that sound the instruments!
Toontown also has a few other attractions that I didn't go in to, including Goofy's House, Chip and Dales Treehouse, Mickey and Minnie's House and a junior coaster. Although I didn't experience them, the houses from the outside were so fun! My favourite was Goofy's with all the little details really bringing out the old school Disney animation.
Overall, Toontown was one of my favourite areas, simply because of the nostalgia that came with it. If you do go, don't leave any stone unturned because there are so many little details that you might miss!