As you know, Mickey’s Toontown Fair will close Friday, February 11, 2011, to make way for the new, expanded Fantasyland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
As a farewell to a land many of us grew up with (and watched our kids grow up with), Erin Foster suggested we gather a few of our favorite photos and brightly-colored, cartoon memories of Toontown, food blog style.
Mickey and Minnie’s Houses
It looks like food played a big part in the ‘Toon’s lives. Mickey’s and Minnie’s country houses in Toontown both featured very busy kitchens! Minnie was always cooking up yummy sweets and giving us recipes for her favorite cookies; and Mickey — in the midst of a remodeling contest — had a some bigger worries at hand!
While we previously took a full tour of Minnie’s Country House Kitchen, here are a few of the best parts!
She’s got quite the spice rack! I wonder what you use “Outa Thyme” for!
Minnie tempts us with her “diet cookies” — which lie just under this little glass partition!
Minnie’s mixing up something sweet!
And you can help her pop some popcorn in the microwave!
Check out her freezer for some interesting ingredients…
But don’t forget the “symphony” played by her kitchen pots and pans!
And we visited Mickey’s Country House Kitchen soon after stopping by Minnie’s, but it’s always fun to take another quick look at the fiasco going on there!
Looks like Goofy’s had a hand in this remodel…
Hopefully Mickey doesn’t forget to pick up these necessities on his grocery list!
And once you head outside, you can see all of Mickey’s prize veggies growing in his garden. Soon we’ll head into the judge’s tent to see what other dishes are on display…
The Judge’s Tent
On your way into the Judge’s Tent to see Mickey himself, you’ll come across several Toontown delicacies! First of all, from the looks of this film being shown in the queue line like Minnie’s finished that cake she was baking in her oven!
And don’t forget to check out some of Toontown’s best that everyone’s been cultivating and creating especially for this contest! See any familiar shapes?
Once you’ve hugged the Big Guy, keep eye “peeled” for some of the prize-winning produce as you leave the Judge’s Tent and head out into the shopping area!
We’ll miss Toontown a great deal around here, but we’re excited to see what comes next. I’m ready for dinner with the Beast!
Thanks to our Disney Food for Families columnist, Erin Foster, for many of these photos.
What are some of your favorite Toontown memories? Let us know in the comments section below!