While on a recent visit to Disneyland Park, we spotted that a familiar face from “A Goofy Movie” has made an appearance in Mickey’s Toontown — Powerline!
Powerline Décor Added to Mickey’s Toontown
Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard closed for refurbishment on Monday, October 30. As part of that refurbishment, a new decorative element featuring Powerline has been added. This new addition appears to be hanging over the small tree house in the yard next to the slides.
This tarp looks like it was pulled straight from the 1990s, and features Powerline from “A Goofy Movie” against his atom icon and a purple-pink background. Various ’90s-style icons surround him.
Based on our photos from the reimagined land’s opening, this part of Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard wasn’t complete. It seems this new addition is just to finish up the structure.
Here’s a look at the tree house from back in March 2023, which is missing some sort of roof or covering.
Now, guests can be shielded from the sun and rain by Powerline, bringing in more representation for this classic Disney animated film.
Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard is scheduled to return from refurbishment on Friday, November 10.
Watch our tour of Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard:
Mickey’s Toontown first opened at Disneyland in 1993. It was similar to the Magic Kingdom land, Mickey’s Toontown Fair (a.k.a. Mickey’s Birthdayland, Mickey’s Starland, and Mickey’s Toyland), that had opened in 1988. Tokyo Disneyland opened their own Toontown in 1996 which remains much the same as the original Disneyland version did with a few changes.
The lands are inspired by Mickey and Friends, as well as Roger Rabbit. At Disneyland, Mickey’s Toontown currently features Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House, Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster (previously Gadget’s Go Coaster), Donald’s Duck Pond, Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard, and CenTOONial Park.
When it opened, it also included Chip ‘n Dale’s Acorn Pit (which only lasted about five years), Chip ‘n Dale’s Treehouse, Goofy’s Bounce House (later re-themed to Goofy’s Playhouse), Jolly Trolley, and Toon Park.
Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland closed in early 2022 for a major retheming. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had already been under construction for a few years. The new attraction opened in January 2023 and the reimagined land followed in March 2023.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is almost an exact duplicate of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios ride but set inside the highly themed El CapiTOON Theater featuring the Mickey Through the Ears exhibit.
The refreshed land is supposed to provide more play space and interactive elements for kids, as well as relaxing areas for families. It’s designed to be more inclusive and accessible.
Before the land was fully updated, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was refurbished to give Jessica Rabbit a better role as a detective instead of a damsel in distress.
Check out our tour of Mickey’s Toontown from just before its closure in 2022. And compare it to a daytime tour of Mickey’s Toontown in March 2023.
Have you seen the new Powerline addition in Mickey’s Toontown while visiting Disneyland Park? Is “A Goofy Movie” one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.