Earlier this week, fans noticed that a Jessica Rabbit animatronic was removed from Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin in ToonTown in Disneyland. After many began speculating, Disney made an announcement and confirmed exactly why Jessica Rabbit went missing — because Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is getting a revamp, with a new storyline focusing on Jessica Rabbit!
According to Disney, Jessica Rabbit will become the new private eye in Mickey’s ToonTown to put a stop to those weasels in Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin once and for all. So now that Jessica Rabbit will be the lead in the Roger Rabbit-themed attraction, how do fans feel? Well, our Inside the Magic audience did not hold back when expressing their opinions.
For starters, ITM reader Chris brought up the comparison to other Disney attraction revamps like Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise, writing:
So we can’t have Splash Mountain or headhunters in The Jungle cruise because it isn’t culturally appropriate, but we can have a scantily clad woman as a lead in an attraction that should be about Roger Rabbit that is literally sexualizing her, how does this make any sense?
To which another ITM reader, Carey, replied with:
I couldn’t agree with you more!
Carey also added:
Just get rid of the whole ride!!! The movie is horrible and outdated, the ride even worse. Disney is better than this ride.
While another ITM fan, Adam brought up how the ride was originally supposed to have two floors and how he wishes they would put more creative work into that aspect:
I wish they’d put this creativity into making the second level work. It’s such a great ride! I was so fascinated to hear that there was a balcony level as well.
Gerado T., an Inside the Magic Facebook follower, commented on our recent post about the new revamp, expressing their excitement:
I’m obsessed with Jessica Rabbit and she DESERVED more screen time so I’m all for this
And Brent M. did not hold back as he explained his perspective:
Jessica has always been about being different than what she seems. In the movie, she’s set up as a femme fatale (“His wife’s poison but he thinks she’s Betty Crocker.”) when she’s actually a loyal, loving spouse. In the ride, she’s set up as the damsel in distress you and Roger are supposed to rescue, but when you get to the end, you find she’s already escaped and is hitting her captors on the head with a mallet. (“This is gonna hurt you a lot more than it hurts me.”) The one who Roger ultimately rescues is not Jessica, but YOU the rider, as he places a portable hole on the wall for you to escape the Dipmobile. I guess the idea is that once people see the set-up, they don’t have the patience to wait for the payoff. On a 4 minute ride. Perhaps people were jumping on Twitter while onboard the ride to complain about Jessica getting kidnapped before they saw the part where she turned the tables?
Flor G. is extremely excited about this change as they wrote:
And Nyle O. wrote:
This is actually amazing. What an update!
Overall, it seems the feedback of the revamped storyline is more on the positive side, though some are a bit confused as a handful of fans have brought up the comparison to other Disney attraction revamps like Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise.
More on Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
When Toontown’s owner is found murdered, all fingers point to cartoon superstar Roger Rabbit. With nowhere else to turn — and the sinister, power-hungry Judge Doom hot on his tail — Roger begs the Toon-hating detective Eddie Valiant to find the real evildoer. But the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realizes the very existence of Toontown is at stake!
At this time, the official Disneyland website still describes this ride as:
A “Hare”-Raising Ride
Catch a ride in a taxi and follow Roger Rabbit and Benny the Cab as they race through Toontown in search of Jessica Rabbit. Beware—the villainous Weasels are pouring slippery Toon-melting Dip in the paths of passing vehicles—including yours!
Crash and dash into Bullina’s China Shop and slip and slide through the Power House. Spin wildly into the Gag Warehouse storage area, where the Weasels are waiting to take aim at your cab.
Is this the end of the line for you and Roger Rabbit? Don’t count on it!
You can spin your vehicle a full 360 degrees as you try to drive along the crazy course and regain control of your cab.
Based on the Hit Film
Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin was inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg, the film successfully created the illusion that animated characters were interacting in the “real” world with people, thanks to the state-of-the-art technology of that time.
The attraction revisits the story of Roger Rabbit as he attempts to rescue his beloved wife Jessica Rabbit from the evil henchman known as the Weasels.
ROGER RABBIT CHARACTER© Disney/Amblin Entertainment, Inc.
For more information on the upcoming revamp of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, visit our website here.
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