Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a new attraction that is NOW OPEN in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, and is slated to open in Disneyland park in 2023!
The ride — which is the first ride-through attraction starring Mickey Mouse himself — features an original storyline and an original song. In Walt Disney World, it operates in the Chinese Theatre that serves as the Park’s centerpiece in Hollywood Studios. (Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has replaced The Great Movie Ride, which closed in August 2017.)
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway utilizes what Disney is calling 2½D (as opposed to 2D or 3D) technology that brings the ride’s two-dimensional cartoons to life in a brand new way in a trackless dark ride.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway celebrated its Grand Opening in Hollywood Studios on March 4th, 2020. The attraction was originally slated to open in 2022 in Disneyland park; however, the opening is now anticipated for 2023 in Mickey’s Toontown.
All Aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Spoilers Ahead)
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway begins with a pre-show which lets guests know they’re seeing the premiere of “Perfect Picnic,” a Mickey cartoon short featuring Mickey and Minnie out for a leisurely drive to Runnamuck Park. They’re singing the attraction’s original song, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now.”
Suddenly, Engineer Goofy shows up in his train! As Mickey and Minnie cross over the railroad tracks, Pluto and their picnic basket fly out of their convertible and subsequently, a cream pie lands in the steam engine’s smokestack. This causes Goofy to lose control of the powerful locomotive and the train comes crashing into the station… AND into the pre-show room!
And with that, Engineer Goofy brings YOU into the Mickey Short, “Perfect Picnic,” by way of the train car ride vehicles.
Not only do you follow Mickey and Minnie into the zany cartoon world, but you truly become immersed and feel like part of the cartoon yourself.
And it’s here — on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway — that anything can happen!
Walt Disney World Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
FastPass+: FastPass+ is available Disney World. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a Tier One FastPass+ option.
Height Requirement: any height
Restriction Information: Guests must transfer from Wheelchair/ECV and children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person aged 14 years or older.
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