Today, new video has surfaced showing construction crews begin the demolition process of Toontown’s Five & Dime and Gag Factory. This is all in preparation for the Disneyland Resort’s version of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
The video comes courtesy of @Catandaguin on Twitter, who says it is heartbreaking to see. A lot of families have visited the area over the years, so it is understandable to feel loss for something so memorable to a person.
In the upcoming Disneyland version, a new building will be constructed for the ride in Mickey’s Toontown called the El CapiTOON Theater, which is a pun on the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood which in turn is owned by Disney The queue for this version will featured a special exhibit put together by the fictional Toontown Hysterical Society, showcasing costumes and props from the toon world.
This first major Mickey-themed ride-through attraction at Disneyland park will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon short where anything can happen! Once you step into the cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, you’ll board a train with Goofy as the engineer. Then, one magical moment after the next leads you to a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns.
With an original story and lovable theme song, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway uses state-of-the-art technologies and dazzling visual effects to transform the cartoon world into an incredible and immersive multi-dimensional experience.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will ride its way into Toontown in 2023!