Jolly Trolley

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.

9 responses to “Jolly Trolley

  1. Amber March 21, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Like everything else in Toontown, the theming is whimsical and fun.

    Or

    Like everything else in Toontown, it used to be a real attraction.

    • Shelby March 22, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Well, attraction-wise, Toontown does have its issues. However, you have to admit that it’s themed within an inch of its life, and I do really appreciate that. And I think the “toon” theme is detailed and fun. But attraction-wise? Um…yeah. 😆

      • Amber March 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

        Toon Town is cute. It is just too bad that so many of the old attractions were altered for one reason or another.

      • Shelby March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

        Yeah, what’s disappointing is that they didn’t replace or modify the attractions they took out. They just left Goofy’s Bounce House be a big blank space, blocked up the rope climbing area of Donald’s Boat, and so on. I get why the Jolly Trolley is nonfunctional now, but the others, surely they could have been adapted to still be, well, something.

  2. Kelli March 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I like the cow catcher idea to just plow through the crowds in Toontown….hee-hee (I am sure the Disneyland Law Firm would have other words for that idea, of course) I remember the ride was a bit crazy, in that it went from side to side a bit and up and down as it rolled down the track. Jacob liked it so we would ride it together. I would love to see it come back, but with the limited space in that back area, there just wasn’t enough room for it and the folks needing to get down to the cute mini roller coaster.

    • Shelby March 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

      A bit of a nightmare for strollers too. I wonder if they could somehow resurrect it though. There’s just such limited walkway space back there *sigh*.

  3. susan March 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I never knew that trian used to move… its funny because just last week I was there with my daughter and she asked about the tracks, what they were for, and I told her I had no idea. I guess I just thought they were there as decoration or just something for my stroller wheels to get stuck in.

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