Roger Rabbit Attraction gets NEW plot with Jessica Rabbit in lead role
Fans were confused this week when they noticed that a Jessica Rabbit figure had been removed from Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin at ToonTown at Disneyland. Now, Disney has revealed that the attraction has a revamped storyline with Jessica Rabbit as the main character.
Local Southern California News Source The Orange County Register broke the story on Tuesday. According to officials at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney Imagineering is reimagining the story of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, giving it a “more relevant” backstory with Jessica Rabbit as the central character.
Through The OC register:
For Roger Rabbit’s Toon Spin at Disneyland takes on a new plot twist that throws Jessica Rabbit into the lead role as a private investigator determined to root out a wave of crime from Toontown.
Some scenes from Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin with Jessica Rabbit are updated to be more relevant and to reflect a new twist in the character’s story within the attraction, according to Disneyland officials. A scene featuring Jessica Rabbit and the weasels with an automobile as well as the final scene of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin are being updated, according to Disneyland officials.
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin – based on the movie Who wants the skin of Roger Rabbit? (1988) – opened in 1994 at Disneyland Park. It’s located in Mickey’s ToonTown, where you’ll also find popular attractions like Gadget’s Go Coaster and, in 2023, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. ToonTown is also the home of Mickey and Friends, as you’ll find Mickey’s House, Minnie’s House, Goofy’s House, Donald’s Boat, and Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse, all in this area of the theme park.
The Current description of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin in Mickey’s ToonTown in Disneyland Park states the following:
A “hare” breeding tour
Take a cab and follow Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab as they drive through Toontown in search of Jessica Rabbit. Be careful, the ugly weasels pour a melting slippery dip on the paths of passing vehicles, including yours!
Crush and dash into Bullina’s Chinese store and slide and slide through the power station. Spin wildly into the Gag Warehouse storage area, where weasels wait to aim for your taxi.
Is this the end of the line for you and Roger Rabbit? Don’t count on it!
Upcoming updates for the Roger Rabbit attraction at Disneyland follow other updates to other theme park attractions. This summer, Disney reopened Jungle Cruise with redesigned scenes after the company announced that outdated and offensive cultural depictions would be removed from the ride.
Disney is also reinventing the Splash Mountain attraction and renaming it after The princess and the Frog, the 2009 Walt Disney Animation Studios film which stars Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, Disney’s first black princess. A closing date for Splash Mountain and an opening date for the new version of the attraction have yet to be announced.
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