Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway logo.png
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Concept Art.jpg
Concept art of the attraction
Disney's Hollywood Studios
AreaHollywood Boulevard
Coordinates28°21′22″N 81°33′38″W / 28.356232°N 81.560483°W / 28.356232; -81.560483Coordinates: 28°21′22″N 81°33′38″W / 28.356232°N 81.560483°W / 28.356232; -81.560483
StatusUnder construction
Opening dateMarch 4, 2020[1]
ReplacedThe Great Movie Ride
Disneyland Park
AreaMickey's Toontown
StatusUnder construction
Opening date2022[2]
General statistics
Attraction typeTrackless Dark Ride
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeMickey Mouse
Vehicle typeTrain
Rows2
Riders per row4

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is an upcoming dark ride attraction scheduled to open on March 4, 2020 at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort and in 2022 at Disneyland.[3][4][5]

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway was first announced at the D23 Expo in July 2017[6] as part of the unveiling of 23 improvements to Disney Parks,[7] including 4 new rides across the theme parks.[8] At Disney's Hollywood Studios, it will replace The Great Movie Ride, which closed on August 13, 2017.[3][4] At Mickey's Toontown in Disneyland, a new building will be constructed for the ride called the El Capitoon Theater.[9]

The ride will be themed upon the Mickey Mouse television series shown on Disney Channel, will be the first attraction based on a Disney television series, and will be the first Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction in the history of Disney theme parks.[10][11]

Ride experience[edit]

At the beginning of the ride, guests will be invited to watch the premiere of a new Mickey Mouse cartoon, in which Mickey and Minnie Mouse prepare for a picnic outing and encounter Goofy conducting a train.[8] According to Imagineer Kevin Rafferty, guests will then pass through a simulated movie screen where they will experience a “zippy zany out-of-control adventure”.[3] Guests will then be transported into the cartoon and aboard Goofy's train, which takes them on a wild adventure.[8]

The ride features a new technology known as "2 and ​12 D" (3D without glasses) to give depth to the 2D environments.[6][12] It will also include more hidden Mickeys than any existing ride.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (December 3, 2019). "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Set to Open March 4, 2020 at Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Brady. "First Mickey Mouse ride heading to Disneyland's Toontown in 2022". The Orange County Register laccessdate=20 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Kubersky, Seth (July 15, 2017). "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is replacing Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios". Attractions Magazine. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bevil, Dewayne. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel". OrlandoSentinel.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Ramirez, Michael. "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway to Roll into Disneyland Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Smith, Thomas. "First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog. Archived from the original on July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  7. ^ Levine, Arthur (July 18, 2017). "Disney announces 23 wild new developments for its theme parks". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Lambert, Marjie. "4 new rides coming to Disney World: Ratatouille, Tron, Mickey Mouse, Guardians of the Galaxy". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Ramirez, Michael (August 25, 2019). "New Details Unveiled for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Coming to Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  10. ^ Knapp, JD (July 17, 2017). "Disney World: Mickey Mouse, 'Toy Story,' 'Guardians' and More Score Attractions". Variety. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Wisel, Carlye (July 18, 2017). "Disney Just Unveiled Its First-ever Mickey Mouse Ride". Travel + Leisure. Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Poling, Monica (July 17, 2017). "Disney announces dozens of new attractions at D23 Expo". Fox News. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Macy, Seth (July 15, 2017). "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Train Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios". IGN. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

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