We’re hanging out in a reopened Hollywood Studios this morning, and we’re not the only ones.
When we got into the park this morning, we noticed that most folks had two priorities — get a Rise of the Resistance boarding group and get in line for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Rise boarding groups were gone in under one minute at the 10AM release and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is dealing with some serious demand of its own. The queue FILLED UP.
With social distance guidelines, queues tend to take up a lot more space with the same amount of people. That means that when a wait time gets high, those lines get loooooong.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has held first place for the highest wait times we’ve seen in any of the reopened Disney World parks. Today, it skyrocketed to an over two-hour wait within a few minutes of the park being open. Wowza. With social distancing, such a long wait actually FILLED the queue!
We noticed that Cast Members at the end of the line weren’t allowing any more guests to join the queue. That makes sense considering it already stretched across the Chinese Theater and all throughout the courtyard! No worries, though! Guests were able to join the queue as soon as space was available.
So, if you’re hoping for a whirl on Runaway Railway, don’t panic if that queue fills up! Just because you can’t join the line RIGHT then, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to in a little while! Go grab a coffee or hop in line on another ride and try back. They’ll let you in as soon as the queue area has the space for you!
We have seen that the wait times for Runaway Railway tend to drop a bit after the initial morning rush. So if you aren’t looking for a 2-hour wait, maybe hop on a different attraction first and circle back around to Runaway Railway.
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