Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Trip Report Pt. 7: Toon Town and Roger Rabbit
The rest of the park was beginning to get congested, so I decided to get off the train in Toontown, just in time for its 10am opening. Not sure if this is the regular protocol, but Minnie was on hand to greet guests with a friendly wave and then lead them through the overpass. It was a nice touch.
Visually, Toontown is one of my favorite places in the park. The bright colors, the wacky architecture, the gags...it really looks fantastic and makes you feel as if you are part of a cartoon.
The reason I rarely visit it is because once you're done looking at the outside of the buildings, windows, and signage, the place falls flatter than a pancake.
I would even go so far as to say that Toontown seems like a bad remnant of the original DCA era of business. All show...all merchandise...no substance.
If you like photo ops though, this might be the place for you. It still grates on me that the Toontown Trolley, the one piece of motion and energy in this area, is bolted down. Get that dang thing moving...in fact, extend its track so it can draw guests in from Central Plaza.
So, as is typical for me, I shot a few photos and made a beeline to Roger Rabbit's Toon Car Spin.
Because I was there at opening, I virtually walked onto this attraction, which is a rarity. The good news is that this attraction's queue is almost as interesting as Indiana Jones'. Plenty to see and chuckle about.
This attraction, while loads of fun, is a bear to shoot.
It's dark as heck and the vehicle continually spins around; thus the name of the attraction!
Still, any attraction with Jessica the Rabbit is worth the effort.
With the end of my ride comes the end of this post.
Still more trip report tomorrow!
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