Toontown History

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Starting as a Beta in 2001 and officially released in 2003, Toontown has developed gradually over several years. Below is a basic timeline of major changes in the game over time.

Toontown Timeline

Date Event
August 2001 Beta version available
January 16, 2002 Toontown Beta Complete! (but some forgetful developer "accidentally" left the server running!)
September 10, 2002 Toontown Beta 2 commences
October 21, 2002 Toontown Beta 2 officially ended.
"Thank you for all the feedback and hard work put in to the beta test. Your comments and bug reports helped make Toontown a better place for everyone. We have officially launched the Sneak Preview, and all beta accounts have been deactivated. As part of this Sneak Preview, the initial offer to subscribe will be a discounted $5.95 to sign up and play for one month, and then $9.95 per month afterwards. This discounted pricing will only be available to charter members who participate in the Sneak Preview. Beta testers, remember to sign up with the same e-mail address used during the beta."

Limited Engagement (aka Sneak Preview) begins.

June 2, 2003 Official Launch - What is now termed "Open" is officially opened to the public.
August 26, 2003
  • Clarabelle's Cattlelog introduced.
  • Estate Decoration.
  • Elder Toontasks. Help a new Toon defeat Cogs.
  • Informative Toon Tips during Toontown loading screens.
  • Other changes - Toons now sit on the trolley.
November 14, 2003 Fishing introduced.

"You can now catch fish in the ponds located in every playground and street in Toontown."

The merry-go-round is no longer in Melodyland - replaced by a pond.

December 19, 2003 Welcome to Cog Headquarters (CogHQ)!

Sellbot HQ, attached to Daisy Gardens is the first Cog HQ to be released.

September 3, 2004 Pet Shops and Doodles introduced.
October 29, 2004 Implemented the Black Cat Day Easter Egg which will turn a Toon cat black.
November 2004 Toontown Germany released
November 11, 2004 Monkey is the newest Toon species to join Toontown after players voted.
December 1, 2004 Fishing Bingo introduced and players can sell fish at their Estate during Bingo.
February 2, 2005 Pajama Place new street in Donald's Dreamland opens.
February 17, 2005
  • Cashbot HQ introduced.
  • Cog disguise parts no longer get knocked off in battle with the V.P.
June 2, 2005 Doodles can now be called upon to help in battle.
September 15, 2005 Goofy Speedway opened
December 20, 2005
  • Bear available in Make-a-Toon.
  • Toons can purchase gifts from Clarabelle's Cattlelog for Toons on their Friends List.
April 25, 2006
  • "Court is now in Session - Lawbot HQ is here!" Polar Place, the new street in The Brrrgh, leads to the new CoHQ.
  • Update to the Districts Shticker Book page: loss of numbered indication of server population - now a red/green/blue lighting system used to denote population density.
June 29, 2006 Toontown Germany closed
August 2, 2006 Estate cannons available for a 48 hour rental period in Clarabelle's Cattlelog.
September 14, 2006 Estate gardening.
March 1, 2007 Toontown is integrated with Disney XD on! "True Friends" replaces "Secret Friends" for those choosing this feature.
March 7, 2007 Pig Toons are the newest addition to Toontown.
March 29, 2007 Four new stops for the Trolley.
  • Toon Slingshot
  • Jungle Vines
  • Treasure Dive
  • Toon Memory Game
April 25, 2007 Elevator minimum Laff point requirements instituted. Once a Toon boards a HQ elevator, they can Hop off only once - they must wait until it leaves or empties of all Toons before boarding again.
September 12, 2007 Chip 'n Dale's Acorn Acres opens and Toons can now play minigolf.
December 4, 2007 Many in-game item limits increased, specifically:
  • Toons can now carry up to 25 SpeedChat phrases.
  • Clarabelle's Cattlelog has 2 new Estate closets available for purchase -- 20 and 25 item closets.
  • Estates (including the attic) can now hold up to 45 items.
  • The mailbox can now hold up to 30 items.
March 6, 2008 Bossbot Headquarters released.
April 30, 2008 Added fonts for purchase in the Cattlelog.
June 25, 2008 Five new acting lessons released for purchase by long-standing Toontown players. Introduction of Ignore and Report a Player features
December 20, 2008 Speedchat Plus released for players to express themselves with other players, of course with Disney-approved words.
March 17, 2009 Boarding Groups, providing players with an easy way to get together with other players for entry into Cog HQs, is released.
March 26, 2009 Toon Parties released. Toons can now have parties filled with crazy activities!

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