Pack your bags and grab your engineer’s hat! On March 4, the much-anticipated Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens for guests at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios. This new dark ride began construction in 2017, following the closure of The Great Movie Ride. With three years of mounting anticipation, we cannot wait to hop aboard this getaway train. Still need convincing? We’ve got five reasons why you should jump on board Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway this spring at Walt Disney World.
First Ride in the Walt Disney Parks to Feature Mickey Mouse and Friends
Did you know? No Disney Resort ride has followed a story of the iconic mouse, Mickey – until now. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway takes the title as the first attraction in any Disney park to star the beloved creation by Walt Disney. Along this ride, you can expect to see Goofy as a wild train engineer, while Mickey and Minnie Mouse are forced to step in and help stop the runaway express from barreling through the park.
Most Hidden Mickeys of Any Ride in the World
If you love to search for “Hidden Mickeys” in attractions and scenery at the Walt Disney Resort, run to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This ride boasts the most “Hidden Mickeys” – objects that seem to form the iconic mouse ears, often in silhouette – of any attraction to date. For those Disney explorers who have scoured books and maps locating these masked gems, find a goldmine of new “squeaky” discoveries.
If you’ve ever watched a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon or short, you know that you will always be met with slapstick gags and nostalgic nods to classic physical comedy. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway promises these same gut-busting, laugh-out-loud moments for you and your entire party as you step aboard this “whirlwind ride.”
Don’t like to wait in long lines? Good news. Runway Railroad will join the ranks of Disney attractions to feature Fastpass+ options, subject to availability, during your visit to Hollywood Studios. Be sure to book your Fastpass+ for applicable attractions before visiting the Orlando park to help secure a ticket to skip the long wait times.
When you do have to wait in line for this attraction, you can pass the time by watching shorts from the television series, Mickey Mouse, currently playing on Disney Channel. Projected on a large screen a la the now retired Great Movie Ride, these cartoons will help you enter the world of Mickey Mouse and his friends far before you step foot on this wild ride.
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