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ToonFest 2018: Toontown Rewritten's 5th Anniversary!

Posted by The Toontown Team on August 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Five years ago on this very day, the Toontown community was hit with tragic news: Disney's Toontown Online was closing. The still thriving community had only a month to say their goodbyes and let go of a potential decade’s worth of progress. On September 19th, 2013, people sent their final sendoffs as their favorite online game closed…

But something else happened. An announcement was sent out on MMO Central Forums about a project called Toontown Rewritten -- and here we are today, getting ready to celebrate our Five Year Anniversary on September 19th with ToonFest 2018!

September 19th is no longer a time to mourn our loss: it’s a time to celebrate! Four years ago, we left our Closed Beta period after a year of difficult work. With that, Toontown became open yet again to all players, this time for FREE. Today, we celebrate the tradition of ToonFest to remember how lucky we are to still have Toontown!

We recently wrapped up an in-person celebration called ToonFest at ReplayFX 2018, but ToonFest is worth more than just a weekend. On September 19, 2018, we will begin Toontown Rewritten's fifth anniversary celebration with the in-game ToonFest event!

What is ToonFest?

ToonFest, named after Disney's real-life Toontown event that took place in 2006 and 2007, is the annual celebration of all things Toontown! From slapstick to silliness, it has a bit of everything. It's time to take a break from the Cog battles, make some new friends, and play some fun games while we think about how far we've come.

This in-game event is not to be confused with the real-world "ToonFest at ReplayFX" event, which happened last month. It's a little confusing -- just roll with it!

What happens during ToonFest?

On September 19th, the official in-game ToonFest celebration kicks off with a series of blog posts by our very own Riggy Marole to keep you entertained and in the Toontown spirit. Here's a little synopsis of everything that the celebration has to offer:

  • Over in Acorn Acres, you can enter the ToonFest party grounds to join the fun.

  • Enter the silliest area in Toontown with the giant Merry-go-Round, (Jelly) Bean Bags, and plenty of activities to keep you occupied while chatting up with friends.

  • A grand fireworks spectacular lights up the sky every three hours with a nostalgic Toontown melody, and if you come a bit early you'll be able to catch the sunset!

  • Earn "ToonFest Tokens" to buy special items, accessories, and even a unique Toon color -- only available once per year!

  • Meet the fleet of Token Takers, noted by their world-famous mustaches. You can’t miss them!

  • Stop by and talk to Riggy Marole, the wackiest rabbit in town who acts as the emcee extraordinaire of ToonFest!

  • Work together to dunk Cleff, everyone’s favorite duck from Minnie's Melodyland, in the Duck Tank! The more you dunk the duck, the more prizes you earn!

What's new this year?

We may have tons of other content in the works, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about ToonFest! You can expect to see some Toontastic updates to the ToonFest area, which will be announced by Riggy Marole during the event. Keep your eyes peeled on the Toontown Blog!

What is there to celebrate?

Toontown was supposed to close five years ago, yet it's still alive and well today! With thousands of daily active players and lots of new content in the works, the Toontown community has proven that this is a game worth keeping.

Every September we take time to "Rewrite" the past with this event. What used to be the saddest day in Toontown's history now marks the beginning of Toontown's greatest celebration. Instead of a loss, we can remember a revival!

Of course, the Toontown Rewritten team also has lots of new content coming soon. From the Silly Meter to Field Offices and even Crash Cashbot Headquarters on its way, there’s never been a better time to play Toontown. The original Toontown developers wanted so much more than we got for the Tooniverse, and we're working tirelessly to bring their vision of Toontown's future to life.

We hope that you're excited to celebrate ToonFest with us, and we thank you all so much for helping us make Toontown what is today! Now that you've gotten to question us, we have one more for you:

Are YOU Toon Enough?


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James said on August 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM
It's hard to imagine that it has been five years now. I remember being ecstatic when I heard that TTR was being developed. Should be another great toonfest this year!

Awesome Toon said on August 20, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Yay, can't wait for Toonfest! Was wondering when, but now I know!

Prof. Pancake said on August 20, 2018 at 2:20 PM
Can we dunk Lil' Oldman?

Mattdog said on August 20, 2018 at 2:22 PM
SO EXCITED! Can't wait to see what you guys got in store :)

Split and Splat said on August 20, 2018 at 2:29 PM
This is great! I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for these blog posts and the day Toonfest comes!

Snaggle nugget said on August 20, 2018 at 2:34 PM
I can't wait

Doctor Curly Crinklecorn said on August 20, 2018 at 2:38 PM
Get out the party poppers! rev up those ovens! inflate those baloons! because we celebrate 5 YEARS OF TOONTOWN REWRITTEN! thank you all so much for everything no matter what anyone says toontown will always be in my heart. and i have EVERYONE in the ttr team to thank for that. to the art designers to the programmers to the moderators to the toon troopers and resistance rangers. i have to give. one HUMUNGOUS, GLAMOROUS, MASSIVE, GREAT, LARGE, MONSTEROUS, TOONY THANK YOU! thank you for so many years of enjoyment and laughs. and no matter what happens. we will always be here. thank you.

Mister J.C. (Laff 119) & Miss Whicker (Laff 101) said on August 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM
Hard to say that it has been 5 Whole years..... I remember now when my Dad showed my this website and that Toontown Was NOT dead. Ah Good Times, but now here we are 2018 and still going strong, with the Silly Meter, Field Offices, and even C.C. You have not lowered my expectations once Toontown, last year the Laff-Olympics, and now even more in store for us. <3 ya TTR Team lets make Toonfest great this year.

Dr. Jellytooth said on August 20, 2018 at 3:39 PM
Ooh, I wonder if Field Offices will release before, on, or after ToonFest?

Raven said on August 20, 2018 at 4:03 PM
Oooh I Cannot Wait!!. :D

Little Tom Jabbermonkey said on August 20, 2018 at 4:12 PM
This is a brilliant post! Thank you TTR Team for your continuous hard work at keeping Toontown thriving. Love you all a lot!! :)

Justice said on August 20, 2018 at 4:41 PM
This'll be a first time for me to experience ToonFest. I'll absolutely be there. Thanks for all the effort put into this!

Mister Hazel Kooky Flipper said on August 20, 2018 at 4:56 PM
Toonfest Hype!!! I hope theres something new coming to toonfest. Mister Hazel

Punchy Picklzilla said on August 20, 2018 at 5:58 PM
Wow its been 5 years since the original game was announced it was going to close. This going be an awesome Toonfest this year!

Conner said on August 20, 2018 at 6:37 PM
This is so amazing! Thanks for all that you do TTR team!!!

Gizmo said on August 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Can't wait! :D

Mr. Max said on August 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM
COOL!!!! Thanks TTR Team!

Roxy said on August 20, 2018 at 8:57 PM
I'm so happy that I found this game a little over a year ago... I think. When I did I swear that I jumped out of the chair in surprise. Congrats on 5 years!!! Wish I found it sooner.

Buckingham said on August 20, 2018 at 9:43 PM
Yes, I'm Toon enough!

Jake said on August 20, 2018 at 10:22 PM
lol that old timer/schedule for logging in XD could be real annoying at times, but i kinda miss them :') Happy Birthday Toontown Rewritten! Meet ya in the ToonFest! :D

Loffy Jr said on August 20, 2018 at 11:02 PM
I'm so glad this game is still going strong!

Super Ladybug said on August 21, 2018 at 3:40 AM
It’s been a great 5 years. Enjoyed it so much.

Twinklesprinkles said on August 21, 2018 at 5:13 AM
Ahh I’m so excited! Can’t wait

Hypurrbole said on August 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Can't wait for ToonFest this year! Thank you, TTR team, for keeping the dream alive and well for 5 years!!

Autumn's Last Leaf said on August 21, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Prof. Fleabag Doggenmelon said on August 21, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Ooooo! Can't wait, I hope this year we can buy the mustaches!

Barney Wondersnout said on August 21, 2018 at 10:23 AM
Wow, 5 years. Thanks so much for all your hard work, TTR team. I'm looking forward to ToonFest and the new update!

Wowza said on August 21, 2018 at 11:10 AM
Wow, 5 years. That's the time frame from a teenager becoming an adult, or a baby being born and learning to speak full sentences. Here's to five more!

Quack And Cheese said on August 21, 2018 at 11:13 AM
This is gonna be great!

Minty said on August 21, 2018 at 2:16 PM
Yes, I AM toon enough for this event!

Solaris said on August 21, 2018 at 2:21 PM
I can't believe it's been 5 years! It's been such a fun ride so far.

MegaPaws said on August 21, 2018 at 2:43 PM
oh my i can't wait :D

Crazy Wondercorn said on August 21, 2018 at 5:19 PM
Wow! Today was my dad's birthday, so thats awesome! Happy 5th birthday Toontown Rewritten! I cant wait to see what you guys are planning behind the scenes!

Little Spike said on August 21, 2018 at 6:44 PM
NEW CONTENT??! Boy, I can't WAIT! Here's to silly meters, field offices, and CRASH! Cashbot!

Onion said on August 21, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Yay! Finally a ToonFest! I have been waiting for one for some time now!

Miss Candy GiggleMuffin said on August 21, 2018 at 7:31 PM
Oh my goodness! It's really hard to believe that this game has been well and alive for this long, but really I am so blessed to have this game around. I have been through so much with this game(streaming and constantly trying to stay active with the TTR community). It has helped me through tough times and always made me happy. Thank you so much for keeping this game alive. <3 :)

lady candy said on August 21, 2018 at 8:04 PM
again thank you so much for bringing toontown back !

Hector Bumbleslam said on August 21, 2018 at 11:24 PM
I have some gear to get at this toonfest, the shorts, shirt, hat and backpack, Geez. hopefully i can do it in one go. :3 But this'll also be my first ever toonfest! Yay!

izy said on August 22, 2018 at 4:03 AM
cant wait for those new sellbot field offices

Clover said on August 22, 2018 at 7:30 AM
I'm so pumped! I wasn't able to go to ToonFest in person, but this is just as great! Can't wait! :D

Poodledazzle said on August 22, 2018 at 8:51 AM
love it! yay!!

ElDuderino said on August 22, 2018 at 12:05 PM
i'm proud of ttr and excited

Star Thunderpow said on August 22, 2018 at 12:44 PM
WOO! Great! I bet this will be the ToonFest will be the best one yet!

Queen Amelia Zooblepearl said on August 22, 2018 at 12:59 PM
Im not EVER gonna forgive tto for wut they did! but ttr is even better... HAPPY TOONFEST EVERYONE!!!

queen claire zooblewink said on August 22, 2018 at 1:01 PM
happy toonfest everybody! ttr is the best game ever! IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS VERY IN GAME TOONFEST MOMENT ALL YEAR NOW!!! ITS FINALLY HERE!!! YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SOOOOOOOOOOO HYPED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skinny Mackenzie Flowercookie said on August 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM
Ready... Set... DUNKIFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, CAN we dunk Lil' Oldman?

Rover said on August 22, 2018 at 9:58 PM
Free cannon rounds! lol I can't wait for "dunk the duck" (I AM a duck I just realized...)

Little Taffy said on August 22, 2018 at 11:01 PM
WOW! Been five years already. Thank you TTR team for all you do to keep the game going this will be the best Toonfest ever!

Sir Lancelot Swinklehoffer said on August 23, 2018 at 11:13 AM
Wow, it's already been five years since I've had a beta key?! Time flies when you're having fun.

Snaggle nugget said on August 23, 2018 at 1:05 PM
I can't wait for toon fest 2018

Vanilla said on August 23, 2018 at 3:24 PM
Lookin' forward to the festivities! I neeeeed that tasty bow.

Fireball Beaniewire (55 laff) said on August 23, 2018 at 4:06 PM
Oh, cool! I love new updates! Next I bet you're going to have Launch Lawbot Headquarters, and Break Bossbot Headquarters! On a side note, I never got to experience Field Offices on Toontown Online, so, this is gonna be great! Also, will they be easy for some, harder for some?

Hoshi said on August 23, 2018 at 4:17 PM
Beanfes- I mean, Toonfest 2018 is gonna be a blast!

Flip said on August 23, 2018 at 5:19 PM
To be honest, I kinda figured that TTR would open to the public on September 19th, 2014.

Little Grape Bunny said on August 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM
I'm so pumped and ready for Toonfest!!!

Sheriff Jake said on August 24, 2018 at 7:26 AM
Feels like time's just passing by without telling us. Got to appreciate the present.

Dogemon said on August 24, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Rev up those Toontastic ovens, cause I am hungry for some ToonFest action! (And also pies for whatever reason...)

Pearl (124) said on August 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM
Happy Days. 5 years of ToonTown Rewritten. Congrats All! And a ToonFest to come! YAY! Bring it on! Fun! Fun! Fun! Can't wait!

Mr. Crazy DizzySpeed said on August 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM
Amazing!!! I always had faith in you, even in your darkest times! But I knew that one day you guys would do something amazing, and that is finally experienced!!

Weird Cricket said on August 24, 2018 at 3:50 PM
I'd love to dunk Lil' Oldman, but Cleff will do for now. I've started stocking whole cream pies. Should be fully prepared

Lily said on August 24, 2018 at 4:40 PM
How has it already been 5 YEARS! I remember being told about toontown being revived and checking the blog every day to see if something new was posted. Thanks for keeping toontown up and running this entire time.

Professor Dog said on August 25, 2018 at 7:46 AM
yay I’m so exited for toon fest 2018! I was so so sad when toonfest 2017 ended last year. But now I’m so happy I can almost go to toonfest! I just need to wait 1 month and then boom! It will open! And I’m so exited for the multiples! And I’m so exited for the other stuff too! And I want to dunk lil old man!

Fluffy Fuzzywoof said on August 25, 2018 at 8:43 PM
Congrats TTR! I remember that was a sad time indeed and I was so happy when this was announced in its place! Cheers to 5 more years! Stay toontastic!!! Fluffy Fuzzywoof

MegaPaws said on August 25, 2018 at 9:04 PM
5 years ago tto closed 5 years later this game has its 5th anniversary

Mr Doodle Quack said on August 25, 2018 at 11:12 PM
Five years of wonderful fun thank you ttr team.

Mr Doodle Quack said on August 25, 2018 at 11:12 PM
Five years of wonderful fun thank you ttr team.

neko said on August 26, 2018 at 2:30 AM
Can't wait :)

Maple (107) said on August 26, 2018 at 8:02 AM
I can't believe how long it's been! I remember back when you could only enter with a key, and now it's open to everyone! 5 years?!? That's half the time the original Toontown ran! I hope it keeps growing stronger, and I'll be there to support you guys all the way!

Ethan said on August 26, 2018 at 8:07 PM
Wow, toons! Great moves. Keep it up. Proud of you.

King Droopy Electrohoffer said on August 27, 2018 at 8:52 AM
Back in 2013 when you announced Toontown Rewritten, I initially thought you guys were pulling our legs; I did not expect that a year after the announcement that it would be like the closure never happened, nor did I expect it to still be up 5 years later. You guys are doing an excellent job and it is paying off, keep being awesome!

doe nut said on August 27, 2018 at 11:43 AM
Really enjoy the festival! Thanks bunches for the Rewrite! Even at my age I can't imagine life without it!
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