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Fans Upset as New Guest Area Is Taken Over by Strollers

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On March 19, Guests visiting Disneyland Resort were able to head into Disneyland Park and visit the completely reimagined Mickey’s ToonTown. Mickey’s ToonTown — which is located behind Fantasyland — had been closed for more than a year as Disney Imagineers worked to overhaul the area completely. In addition to laying down new grass, putting in new fountains, and adding interactive water activities, Disney also added a new attraction! Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened on January 27, before the land was complete.

Mickey's Toontown

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What was so wonderful about the newly reimagined ToonTown is that it was going to be a place where Guests could relax in open green areas and their kids could play. What an idyllic spot it was going to be. Sadly, it looks like part of that relaxation area is not being used for what it was designed for just days after it opened.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway may be new to the area, but Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is still there and still very popular. Before the area was reimagined, the area off of the side of Car Toon Spin was used as an extended queue/stroller parking area. The area was cleaned up, astroturf/fake grass was laid down, and people were excited to have a relaxation area.

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Mickey's ToonTown

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Enter — the strollers.

Instead of being able to sit back and enjoy the new Mickey’s ToonTown, the area is being used for stroller parking. Many Guests were upset to learn that stroller parking had taken up such a big part of the redesign, especially because it wasn’t supposed to be that way.

NOOOOO. Say it ain’t so. Really dislike this move ??

Prior to the area being officially open, a video was shared of the spot, saying that it would be a green space for kids. That appears to be a far-off dream.

Who’s gonna tell him?

When Disney announced the reimagining of Mickey’s ToonTown, they said that the new space would allow Guests to picnic. However, with strollers taking up a majority of the space, many are wondering how they are supposed to do that.

Soooo where are we supposed to live, laugh, picnic?? ??

What is really confusing is that, before the reimagining, the area across from Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was a paved area. Strollers would park there, Guests would sit, and occasionally the line for the attraction would go to the area. It seems strange for Disney to take the time and effort to clear the area and put grass down, only to destroy the new area with stroller parking.

Granted, there is not a lot of space for stroller parking, but it seems that Disney didn’t seem to think about where to put them before it started the redesign.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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