Ever since the Great Movie Ride closed down in Hollywood Studios on August 13, 2017, Guests have heard about the Mickey-themed attraction that was coming to the Chinese Theater.
But, it wasn’t until just this week that we learned that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will also be making its way to Disneyland, as well.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open in Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland in 2022.
Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming To Disneyland
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be the very first attraction featuring Mickey Mouse.
I’ve always found this hard to believe since the very first Disney Park opened its gates in 1955!
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
This brand new attraction will place you inside the wacky and unpredictable cartoon world of the brand new Mickey Mouse Shorts that now play on the Disney Channel.
Ever since the name of the ride was announced at the D23 Expo in July 2017, there has always been a bit of secrecy around this ride.
Since then, we’ve heard a little bit more about what we can expect from this brand new dark ride. But, there is also a fair bit that we don’t know, including the opening dates on either coast.
Here is what we do know…
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be using the trackless ride system, such as Ratatouille, in Disneyland Paris, Pooh’s Honey Hunt, in Tokyo Disneyland, and Mystic Manor, in Hong Kong Disneyland.
As the attraction name suggests, your train will take you through zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns. Of course, with Goofy as your engineer, we wouldn’t expect anything else.
While the visual look will be that of the new Mickey shorts, they are not using any of those story lines.
Instead, the attraction will have an original story and a lovable theme song that no one has ever seen yet.
Disney states they are using state-of-the-art technologies and dazzling visual effects to create an immersive “2 and half D” experience, which is 3D without needing to use special glasses.
A Hidden Mickey is any object in any place that looks like the shape or silhouette of Mickey Mouse. Some are easy to find, but there are also some that are really Hidden.
While it may not sound like much, Hidden Mickeys are so popular that there are books and YouTube videos dedicated to searching and finding Hidden Mickeys.
We have a Hidden Mickeys Book for Walt Disney World (actually, we’ve had a couple) and my boys love searching through it to find all of the Hidden Mickey’s.
We have found that it’s a great way to kill some time while waiting in line. They read through where to look for the Mickeys so they can point them out while we are on the ride.
Disney Resorts also have Hidden Mickey Scavenger Hunts. Find all of the Hidden Mickeys on your paper and you will receive a prize. Each prize is different at each Resort.
Disney Imagineers have confirmed that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will have more hidden Mickeys than any existing ride!
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The opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World has been pushed back from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020.
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