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Description And Comments
A so-called dark ride where guests become part of a cartoon plot. The idea is that you are renting a taxicab for a tour of Toontown. As soon as your cab gets under way, however, weasels throw a slippery glop (known as "dip") on the road, sending the cab into a more or less uncontrollable spin. This spinning continues as the cab passes through a variety of sets populated by cartoon and audio-animatronic characters and punctuated by simulated explosions. As a child of the 1960s put it, "It was like combining Mr. Toad's Wild Ride with the Mad Tea Party while tripping on LSD."
The ride features an elaborate indoor queue, and some of the best effects of any Disneyland cartoon dark ride, climaxing in a head-scratchingly effective "portable hole" gag that holds up under repeated viewing. The main problem with the Car Toon Spin is that, because of the spinning, you are often pointed in the wrong direction to appreciate (or even see) many of the better visual effects. Furthermore, the story line is loose. The attraction lacks the continuity and humor of Splash Mountain or the suspense of The Haunted Mansion or Snow White's Scary Adventures.
A reader from Milford, Michigan, echoed our sentiments, lamenting:
The most disappointing ride to me was Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin. I stood 45 minutes for a fun-house ride and the wheel was so difficult to operate that I spent most of my time trying to steer the bloody car and missed the point of the ride.
The spinning, incidentally, can be controlled by the guests. If you don't want to spin, you don't have to. If you do elect to spin, you still will not be able to approach the eye-popping speed attainable on the teacups at the Mad Tea Party. Sluggish spinning aside, our advice for those who are at all susceptible to motion sickness is not to get near this ride if you are touring with anyone under 21 years of age.
This attraction also houses one of the best queues Disney has ever imagined, it offers you the opportunity to explore the back alleys of Toontown. This is in some respects, better than the attraction, so if you have to wait, enjoy the space around you.
- This attraction offers FASTPASS.
The ride is popular for its novelty, and it is one of the few Mickey's Toontown attractions that parents (with strong stomachs) can enjoy with their children. Because the ride stays fairly thronged with people all day long, ride in the first 90 minutes that Toontown is open, during parades and Fantasmic!, or in the hour before the park closes. The best move is to obtain FASTPASSes before 10:30 a.m., when the return time is an hour or less away, and then let your children enjoy the other Toontown attractions until it's time to ride.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Wait Times.
Ride with your kids, if you can stomach it.
if you are considering getting a FASTPASS for this attraction, first look inside or ask a cast member what the approximate wait is, if 5 minutes or less, we recommend just riding it, rather than wait around for your FASTPASS time to arrive.
Other Attractions in Mickey's Toontown
- Chip 'n Dale Treehouse
- Disneyland Railroad Mickey's Toontown
- Donald's Boat
- Gadget's Go Coaster
- Goofy's Playhouse
- Mickey's House
- Minnie's House
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