I often forget how lovely Toontown is at Christmas time and how it transforms when the sun takes its bow to let other lights shine. The whimsical decorations highlight the textures and contours of the land that make it so unique. If you get a chance to stop by the Five and Dime, it’s sure to be glistening.
Toontown is its best at night. Not just because kids have petered out and left it quite open, though that in itself creates a different and unusual atmosphere there. Toontown’s colors and textures pop most after the sun has set. The land takes on life that’s as electric as the Gag Factory surprise door. The caveat attached to this reminder is that Toontown is typically closed at night for the fireworks so it can be hit or miss to see it. Make sure and enjoy it if you do!
If there are still any questions out there about who’s got the sweetest disposition, I’d like to settle that right now. There’s no need to guess. Hands down, it’s this gentleman, er… gentleduck? You know what I mean. Running through Mickey’s Toontown on a quiet morning, I was on a mission to take a few pictures of character houses. When I got to Donald’s, he was occupied taking pictures with guests. I stooped out of the way to get a shot of “Miss Daisy”. It took all of ten seconds before Donald came over to me playfully gesturing that he would pose for a picture. I’m all about staying out of the way to make sure that people who might not get to enjoy Disneyland as often as I do have priority, but it really made my morning for him to make some time for me. Thanks Donald!
It’s not very often we get a chance to head into Mickey’s Toontown, but when we do, we soon realize the amazing atmosphere that engulfs this crazy, wacky, toontastic land. Yes, toontastic. Say it. Like it. Love it. Saying it is about as much fun as bouncing in Goofy’s Bounce House, zipping around on Gadget’s Go Coaster, or interacting with the owners of the many local shops in and around Toontown. So next time you are in Toontown think of the word toontastic, use it in a sentence, but whatever you do, don’t open the door at the Toontown Power Company. We’ve warned you.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Perhaps it has for some time now, but that is the song that sprung into my head whilst at Disneyland the other evening. Certainly everywhere you go in the park is looking like Christmas, even Toontown, in it’s animated style. So here’s to five and tens glistening again, and to making bells ring with carols that we sing within our hearts.