Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Toontown Five and Dime

Most people probably forget this, because the Buena Vista Street Five and Dime is so prominently displayed, but Disneyland had a Five and Dime long before Disney California Adventure launched its five year makeover plan.  In turn-of-the-20th-century America, "five and dimes" were basically variety stores and early ancestors of the modern department store.  They offered a diverse assortment of wares and were fixtures of many downtowns, playing a sort of general store feel.  Of course, since Mickey's Toontown is a classical town in its own animated right, it's natural to have a Five and Dime here.  It's just a shame that since it's tucked away in the back of the park, it's largely lost attention to its more noticeably positioned neighbor.

The whimsical Five and Dime over at Mickey's Toontown is not straightforward at all!

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