Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway posed design challenges as first Mickey ride ever

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:24 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Why has there never been a Mickey Mouse ride before at any of Disney’s theme parks? After more than 60 years of waiting, Mickey and Minnie are about to get their own ride. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway trackless dark ride debuts March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland in 2022. The lack of backstory for the main characters made it challenging to design the attraction.

Read more from The Orange County Register.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:42 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

It's funny to hear someone whose job it is to "imagine" say it was a challenge to come up with a story. I'm bummed to have missed this by a few weeks because as much as I loved Galaxy's Edge and Rise of the Resistance, I have very little interest is going back to Hollywood Studios any time soon.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:26 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

There's always Disneyland.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:07 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Exactly what my wife said.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:07 PM
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:35 PM
LostKause's avatar

The Mickey Mouse animated shorts that this ride is based on are amazing! They have the silliness of Spongebob with the outrageous-ness of the old Loony Tunes cartoons.


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Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:02 AM
Jeff's avatar

They're edgy in a way I wouldn't expect. First saw them on one of the cruise ships some years ago. I've seen all of them now via Disney+.


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Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:56 PM
99er's avatar

So I was able to ride today and I gotta say it was a lot of fun! I was a fan of 'The Great Movie Ride' and was a bit bummed it closed but this is a great replacement. Some cool new technology combined with old school effects done in the best way I have ever seen them used. Could have been a bit longer but overall a very great ride. I am not going to spoil anything here but its definitely worth a couple of rides if you are planning on going to Studios.


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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:20 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

eightdotthree said:

Exactly what my wife said.

That's what she said. Wait...shoot.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:36 AM

We are looking forward to riding in a few weeks. We were lucky to be able to get a fastpass for it early in our vacation, so that way we'll know if we want to wait in line to ride again.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:26 PM
GooDFeLLoW's avatar

Full, professional POV is up on youtube now. If you like to spoil and ruin things for yourself like I do, give it a watch. Wow it is impressive!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:45 PM

Occasionally I don’t mind spoilers, and this is one of those occasions.
That ride is delightful.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:07 PM
Jeff's avatar

"Professional POV." LOL.


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Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:34 AM
GooDFeLLoW's avatar

No it actually is professional! In a literal sense lol; it was filmed with permission by a travel magazine, rather than by some dude on a cell phone

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:54 AM

99er said:

Some cool new technology combined with old school effects done in the best way I have ever seen them used.

I'm a big fan of the"lead engine"


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Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:03 AM
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Jeff said:

"Professional POV." LOL.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:10 PM

My daughter and I decided to wait it out last night--we are near the end of our trip and had done pretty much everything else on our agenda. It was a worthy addition to Studios, and we enjoyed it very much. Fair warning: the song is a major earworm. We've been singing the refrain since last night. We are thinking about going back tonight after our mid-day break to see if we are up for it again. Based on what she is saying, I think we probably will...


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Friday, March 6, 2020 8:40 AM

Brian Noble said:

We are thinking about going back tonight after our mid-day break to see if we are up for it again.

We did end up going back. Wait was posted at 95, but we waited just over 40 minutes to board the train, a few minutes less to get to the pre-show. We are now sitting in the Delta lounge, getting ready to re-enter the real world. Sigh.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Friday, March 6, 2020 8:41 AM
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