Toon Town is FULL of color and unique painting techniques. Using the color wheel there's orange and blue next to each other. Those two colors live opposite of each other on the color wheel therefore creating the most amount of contrast. As we look deeper we can see this darker shade of blue is about 20-40% darker than the mid-tone. Then as we go over to the edge we can see the highlight.
The natural shadow that exists on the faux plank boards is actually painted. You can see that there is a transparent light black airbrush that makes the shadow feel darker and deeper than what it actually is. Then that same technique is also applied to the bricks. Imagineers carved into the side of this plaster where if you look you can see on the bottom lines there is a darker hit of paint. It gives a very animated look but also an insane amount of depth.
Let's have a look around at some of this amazing detail.
And because white and black are not colors but pigments, the City Hall building gets a seafoam blue color for shadowing.
I just love the cartoon look of Toon Town.
Mickey's house tour is open and check out his new outfit! He traded his formal tails for a casual athletic look!
For the first time at any Disney park, Pete also makes appearances as he causes mischief around the neighborhood. WATCH THE VIDEO
Check out this adorable refreshment souvenir The Perfect Picnic Basket!
After a massive renovation and reimagining,Toontown officially opens March 19 after a yearlong closure. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway ride opened early for the start of Disney100, the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, but the rest of Toontown remained walled off in the intervening months.
I can not get enough of this fountain!!!
This is part one, too many photos to share!
Off the Rails
Step into the whimsical universe of a Mickey Mouse short and hitch a ride on Engineer Goofy's train. What could possibly go wrong?
Cue hilarious hijinks! A relaxing train ride suddenly turns into a zany, free-ranging romp through ever-changing and rearranging cartoon scenes. You’ll quickly learn that anything can happen in this out-of-control animated world.
But don’t worry, with friends like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, you’re bound to get back on track. All aboard!
A Modern Mouse-terpiece!
You’re invited to the grand world "prem-ear" of Mickey and Minnie's latest cartoon short, "Perfect Picnic"—and where better to watch it than Toontown's favorite small-town movie palace, the El CapiTOON Theater!
As you tour the lobby inside, you'll encounter "Mickey Through the Ears," an exploration of the illustrious film career of the world's most famous mouse, featuring movie props and memorabilia.
And when it's your turn to step inside the auditorium to enjoy the premiere, you'll soon learn to expect the unexpected!
Goofy’s yard is dedicating to the spirit of play with soft, spongy ground and is the perfect place for kids to place in a fun, enclosed area. This is where Goofy encourages his son, Max, and his friends to play.
You can also see in the concept art a playful sound garden. There's a space for adults to rest while kid discover all the fun noises the garden makes and explore an all new clubhouse.
Chip and Dale's Gadget Coaster coming soon!
Goofy's house has been transformed with the addition of Goofy's How to Play Yard which features a large grass space with plenty of shade and areas to play.
One of two new restaurants coming soon! Good Boy! grocers a friendly farmers market roadside stand for grab and go treats.
Cafe Daisy serving diner classics at sidewalk table eatery.
Concept art was shared for El CapiTOON Theater, a special exhibit created by the Toontown Hysterical Society celebrating all things Mickey with costumes and props from the toon world.
The exhibit features several items guests may recognize from classics including “Steamboat Willie” and “Plane Crazy” and more modern favorites such as “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” and iconic music releases.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".