Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
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Attraction entrance at Disneyland in California
AreaMickey's Toontown
Coordinates33°48′55″N 117°55′05″W / 33.815227°N 117.918055°W / 33.815227; -117.918055Coordinates: 33°48′55″N 117°55′05″W / 33.815227°N 117.918055°W / 33.815227; -117.918055
Opening dateJanuary 26, 1994
Tokyo Disneyland
AreaMickey's Toontown
Opening dateApril 15, 1996
General statistics
Attraction typeDark ride
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeWho Framed Roger Rabbit
MusicGeorge Wilkins (based on Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2)
Vehicle typeSpinning toon Taxi Cab
Riders per vehicle4-6
Duration3:30 minutes
Must transfer from wheelchair

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin is a dark ride located at the Disneyland Park (Disneyland Resort) and Tokyo Disneyland theme parks. It is inspired by the 1988 Touchstone and Amblin feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Both versions of the attraction are located in Mickey's Toontown. The Disneyland version opened on January 26, 1994,[1] a year after the Mickey's Toontown area opened, and the Tokyo Disneyland version opened on April 15, 1996.


Roger Rabbit was recognized as a lucrative character by Disney after the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and an ambitious set of attractions based on the movie were developed for many Disney theme parks. Roger was even set to be the star of his own land, behind Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland, called Hollywoodland. Meanwhile, over at the Magic Kingdom, a new land behind Fantasyland was being developed in honor of Mickey Mouse's sixtieth birthday, named Mickey's Birthdayland.

There were also set to be attractions based on Roger Rabbit, Judge Doom and Baby Herman opening in a major expansion at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Tokyo Disneyland, but after the financial troubles of the Euro Disney Resort, plans were cut back with only Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland receiving any Roger Rabbit-themed attractions. In the ride, Marvin Acme's "Acme Warehouse" from the film is called the "Gag Warehouse."

Queue and Ride[edit]

The loading area in Disneyland, California.

The queue of the ride winds through dark narrow alleys, the Ink & Paint Club, and the weasels' hideout in Toontown where guests can overhear the weasels, Jessica Rabbit, and Baby Herman talking, setting up the plot of the ride. The queue eventually enters the Toontown Cab Company which is the boarding area. Guests board a yellow toon cab named Lenny, the twin cousin of Benny the cab. Each cab seats two people, and the cabs are dispatched in groups of two. At the beginning of the ride guests encounter Roger Rabbit and Benny, spinning out in a puddle of "DIP" spilled by the weasels, and the guests' cab drives into the dip as well. At this point, the steering wheel of the cab becomes active, and the cab can then spin around, much like Fantasyland's Mad Tea Party. The attraction's storyline focuses on the weasels' plot to kidnap Jessica and "Dip" Roger.

At the start of the ride's queue, some license plates hanging on the wall have code-like puns of various Disney characters or slogans. They include 2N TOWN (Toontown), BB WOLF (Big Bad Wolf), MR TOAD (Mr. Toad), 1DRLND (Wonderland), 1D N PTR (Wendy & Peter Pan), IM L8 (I'm late - The White Rabbit), CAP 10 HK (Captain Hook), L MERM8 (The Little Mermaid), 101 DLMN (101 Dalmatians), FAN T C (Fantasy), RS2CAT (Aristocat), ZPD2DA (Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah), and 3 LIL PIGS (Three Little Pigs).


  • On September 22, 2000, a four-year-old boy fell out of the Disneyland version of the ride and suffered serious injuries.[2] The victim's family sued and eventually settled out of court. In January 2009, the 13-year boy died due to complications from his injuries.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Disney history: Roger Rabbit ride opens". The Orange County Register.
  2. ^ Kimi Yoshino (January 27, 2009). "Brandon Zucker dies at 13; injury at Disneyland brought focus to amusement park safety". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Boy badly hurt in 2000 Roger Rabbit accident dies". The Orange County Register.

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