The Gulch was left behind when the thinner receded after the defeat of the Shadow Blot. When the Mad Doctor blew up in his attic, he landed here. It's a twisted landscape of canyons and old forgotten Disney memorabilia that separates the Mad Doctor's Lab from Rainbow Caverns. It consists of lots of Blotlings and Blotworx, including Spatters, Dropwing, and Rockers (the car-like Blotworx). Though a small area is explored in the game, it is implied that the Gulch itself is a much larger, encompassing Fort Wasteland, the Train Tunnels and the Floatyard in addition to the western-style area named as such.
Gulch Guardian Pools
In this area, the player will learn how to use the Guardians and the Guardian Pools. To go to the bridge part of Disney Gulch, the player has to find one of the three Battery Spheres (or all three to power up the whole bridge perfectly and get some collectibles) of the following place:
- Inside the water tower, thin the cacti around the the tower, transform the guardian pool to water state, and grab the sphere.
- Inside the saloon, paint all of the building's toon to open the door.
- On top of the giant boulder (a Spatter will be keeping it in position), launch a guardian to the Spatter on top of the boulder for the sphere to lower.
If the player is interested, they can grab the Real World item for Gremlin Copernicus near the right ear of the pig head above the train, the Extra Content in the wolf's mouth, and free the trapped gremlin that can be accessed by the rock above the geyser.
This part includes a bridge that Gus calls the Junk Bridge with a lot of obstacles as much as platforms. It is highly recommended to the player to get all three spheres to go in a simplier way to the other side. There is a secret way to the Mad Doctor's Lab, and is by powering by the machine hidden under the train cars based on a mix of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Ride and Casey Jr's Circus Cars to open the Jiminy Cricket mouth with a projector screen.
The boss of the gulch is revealed to be a mad, mechanical version of Elliot from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon, known as the Blotworx Dragon.
The beautiful Guardian Pools that flow through Disney Gulch come from deep within Wasteland.
Disney Gulch Saloon
The Disney Gulch Saloon was built by pioneer Toons who came to the Gulch after the Thinner receded.
- Warren Spector said in an interview that Disney Gulch along with a Fantasyland based level were considered originally for Epic Mickey, but were left out.
- One of the concept arts for the level shows the Rainbow Caverns from "Nature's Wonderland" in the distance.
- The name "Disney Gulch" is probably based of the Western city Dry Gulch from the scrapped "Western River Expedition" attraction.
- As mentioned by Petetronic, the Floatyard, Train Tunnels, and Fort Wasteland are all located within the larger Gulch area.