Toontown must have more celebrity homes per acre than Malibu or Beverly Hills. Goofy built his rickety-looking house just across the plaza from his pals Minnie and Mickey Mouse, and it's open to visitors.
This house is as "goofy" as its inhabitant. Inside the house, the things kids can do all the things they aren't supposed to do indoors: climb on the furniture, peek inside his crazy cupboards — and even play the piano.
Outside, adults can take a rest in a shady area while the kids burn off their energy in the garden. It's filled with popcorn stalks, spinning flowers, carved pumpkins, and bell peppers that are real bells.
The playhouse is an excellent place to take the youngsters to let them run around. Adults like it better than some of the other houses in Toontown for its combination of details and things for their kids to do. The fact that it never has a line is a plus, especially if an impatient child is tugging on you, saying they want to do something instead of standing in lines.
What You Need to Know About Goofy's Playhouse at Disneyland
- Rating: ★★
- Location: Toontown
- Recommended for: Younger children
- Fun Factor: Medium to low
- Wait Factor: Low
- Accessibility: You can stay in your wheelchair or ECV while touring the house. Use the main entrance. More about visiting Disneyland in a wheelchair or ECV
How to Have More Fun
- It can get hot inside Goofy's non-air-conditioned house in the middle of a summer day. Go early or late to escape the heat.
- Some resources list age or height restrictions for Goofy's Playhouse. This incorrect information may go back to the attraction's earlier days when access was limited to kids of a specific size and age, but now Disney says everyone is welcome.
- The piano plays, but it makes Goofy noises instead of notes.
- Don't miss the garden outside. It's as goofy as the furniture.
- Look for Goofy's trademark green hat on the roof.
- And stop by the mailbox (which has been hit by a green car) to take an adorable photo.
- Goofy's big chair inside is also a good place to take a cute photo.
- The second story of the house is off-limits, but if you peek up the stairs, yu can see where Goofy keeps his Christmas decorations. And a rowboat. And a kite.
- All of Toontown closes early on days when there will be fireworks. Check the schedule and get there in time to enjoy it all.
- Reviewers at Yelp give Goofy's Playhouse high ratings. They say "a fun place for young children (recommended for ages 2 to 5) to play in a pretty safe environment and burn some energy" and "For big kids like me without kids I'll do the playing, thank you very much." You can read more of their comments here.
- During Halloween at Disneyland, Goofy fills his yard with pumpkins. And at Christmas, he puts up a tree on the upper balcony.
- Outside Goofy's House, look on the street for a "toonhole" cover with a picture of Mickey Mouse on it. The other end of that hole is across from the Fire Department. Have fun with the kids looking for it.
- If you want to get to Toontown from the front entrance in a hurry, take the Disneyland train straight to the Toontown stop.
- If you'd rather walk than ride, you'll find a lot of things to do in Disneyland. In fact, you can explore ten walk-through attractions and see parts of Disneyland that many other visitors miss. And that doesn't count all the ways you can actually meet the Disneyland characters.
While you're thinking about rides, you should also download the recommended Disneyland apps (they're all free!) and get some proven tips to minimize your Disneyland wait time.
Fun Facts About Goofy and His Playhouse
Goofy's full name is Goofy Goof, but he is also sometimes called Goofus G. Dawg. He has been romantically linked to Clarabelle Cow, who he started dating in the 1960s. They have not been seen together in many years. Rumor has it that Clarabelle has been seen in Italy, appearing in comics there as Clarabella, the girlfriend of Horace Horsecollar.
When this attraction first opened, it was called Goofy's Bounce House, a ball crawl with padded walls and furniture. It was redone in 2006.
Look to the top of the roof and you'll see Goofy’s trademark green hat.
When you get done exploring Goofy's house, you can see him again in California Adventure at Goofy's Sky School.