First off, Random.org says congratulations to Stephanie–she’s our big winner of What to do in Line: Disneyland! Thanks to everyone who entered!
I have covered the beautiful Jolly Holiday Bakery and Cafe, so now it’s time to head to the back of the park for another Jolly experience–the Jolly Trolley in Mickey’s Toontown!
Wait, is that a Disney Vacation Club sign?
The Jolly Trolley sits right in the heart of Toontown and it used to run a loop from one end of Toontown to the other.
It ran on tracks just like these:
Actually, exactly like these, since these are the original tracks.
Have you noticed I’m speaking of it in the past tense?
(on a side note, the past tense has been haunting me lately. I’m working on a novel and it just keeps switching from past to present tense, which can sometimes be an artistic choice, but not when it happens in the same sentence.)
Yes, unfortunately, the Jolly Trolley doesn’t run anymore. Rumor has it that it appears to be a victim of its own popularity. As Toontown grew in popularity, it became more crowded, and people were constantly blocking the tracks. Sort of like the Main Street vehicles, which they also don’t run at crowded times.
I mean, can you even imagine that Main Street car with its honk honk horn moving approximately 0 miles per hour trying to thread its way through post-parade traffic? Insane.
Anyway, so the Jolly Trolley remains stationary, and a fun place to take a picture or sit for a short while.
Sorry, but this guy does not look very jolly
Like everything else in Toontown, the theming is whimsical and fun.
I love the key on top
But now, sadly, it’s used as a Disney Vacation Club outpost (although not 100% of the time). I never got to ride the Jolly Trolley, though I hear good things about it. Perhaps one day they will bring it back. Maybe put one of those cow catcher things on the front to just plow through guests who happen to get in the way. Heh.