ToonTown debut

When Disneyland opens a new attraction, it holds a press event. When it opens a new land, it throws a party. To celebrate the inauguration of ToonTown in 1993, Disneyland held a private party. During the day, my friend Chris Wilson and I explored the new land, which was still under construction. After the park closed, Disneyland rolled out the red carpet. Fantasyland leading up to the entrance of Toontown was transformed into a carnival with game booths, live bands, photo opportunities, great food and, for the first time in a Disney park, alcohol. Champagne flowed freely, and we were allowed to carry our flutes over to the Rivers of America for a private showing of Fantasmic! Iíve been to Disneyland so many times Iíve lost count, but that night was truly magic.