Mouseketeers, your time has come and it is big! Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be the first ever ride through attraction built entirely around Mickey Mouse- Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Walt Disney said, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing —that it was all started by a mouse.” Top brass at Disney feel that it is time to bring that “mouse” back into the forefront of guest experiences! “Our most classic of classic characters, Mickey and Minnie, is getting their own state of the art, major family attraction with a new story and singable and lovable theme song”, Kevin Rafferty, Executive Creative Director. Rafferty continues, “It is Mickey’s first ride and we really have to deliver for him”.
In this attraction, riders will get to ride inside the world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon short. At one point, you will step onto Goofy’s train with Goofy as the engineer. Disney is calling this ride 2 1/2 D; no glasses will be required for this ride. If you love the search for hidden Mickeys, this attraction will have the most anywhere. According to the D23 Expo 2017 announcement, this will be replacing The Great Movie Ride, which has gotten mixed feedback from park goers.
“I love the Great Movie Ride. Some of the effects are amazing! I’m sorry to hear that it is closing. But I am a die-hard Mickey fan, and I am looking forward to see a ride dedicated entirely to him. With the special effects available to Imagineers these days, I’m sure it will be phenomenal!”- Keith Fox (Atlanta, Georgia). There are not too many details available just yet. The Great Movie Ride has many great animatronics and combined with a live actor made it such a great experience. We are hoping that Mickey and Minnie’s Railway will be Walt Disney World’s next Mousterpiece.