For instance, the gas station right by the entrance is named "Oswald's Tires". As you can probably guess, this name derives from the once popular Universal cartoon character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald was created by Disney and Ub Iwerks, a fellow animator, for Universal Studios. Disney and Iwerks were forced to leave the company due to financial issues, thus leading to the creation of Mickey Mouse. Oswald was bought by Disney in 2006, 79 years after Walt left Universal. Since his appearance in the 2010 video game Epic Mickey, Oswald has regained popularity and now appears in many places throughout the park.
Another homage is Clarabelle's Ice Cream, a reference to the Disney character Clarabelle Cow.
|Clarabelle's, Buena Vista Street|
|The Clarabelle's Toontown location|