Greetings once again from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! As we celebrate 30 years of magic at Hollywood Studios, we are also taking a look at what’s to come for the future of the park (like a new restaurant in Toy Story Land!). For instance, we now have a look at the marquee design for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
This image was shared today as we are attending a special Walt Disney World media event. And Imagineers also shared more of what we can look forward to when Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens in Spring 2020!
Not only is the ride inspired by the “cadence and comedy” of the new Mickey and Minnie cartoon shorts, but guests will also get to ride into the cartoon itself. Imagineers shared that it will be our adventure, as guests, but we’ll be “fish out of water” in Mickey and Minnie and the gang’s world! Expect to enter a zany, theatrical world of cartoon logistics and physics!
Now, why is Mickey in the theater? Because he has a long history of film premieres, and in this particular instance, we as guests will be attending the premiere of “Perfect Picnic” which will be the new short for the attraction that will provide a portal from the human world into the hand-drawn cartoon world.
The attraction will feature its own original song that guests “won’t get out of their heads”! Chris Willis worked on the music, and the entire attraction will be scored like a movie, with the attraction as a musical.
Speaking of sound, they’re going “old school” with the sound effects for the attraction, which will be created by hand, foot, and voice, along with using sound effects from over the years.
And this is SO cool… the presenters even shared live sounds from of one of the original three whistles used in Steamboat Willie, and that same whistle will also be used in the attraction to provide sound in Goofy’s part of the story!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Spring of 2020 and, as recently announced, in Disneyland in 2022!
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