Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26: Hop A Ride With Lenny

On this day in 1994 Disneyland's Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin debuted in Mickey's Toontown.

A dark ride based on the 1988 Academy Award-winning Who Framed Roger Rabbit, guests board a yellow toon cab named Lenny (the twin cousin of Benny who is already "on the road" carrying Roger). With a steering wheel that is active, guests can spin to their hearts content for about 3 minutes through Toontown all while being surrounded by some pretty cool special effects.

Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin features the voices of Charles Fleischer (as Roger, Benny, Greasy, and Psycho), Kathleen Turner (as Jessica Rabbit), David Lander (as Wiseguy), Fred Newman (as Stupid) and veteran voice actress June Foray (as Wheezy).

A first for Disneyland, a second Roger Rabbit opened at Tokyo Disneyland in 1996.

Click HERE for more January 26 Disney history.

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