A new Mickey Mouse themed attraction is coming to Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland in 2022! This new attraction will allow guests to step into a cartoon world as they join Mickey and his friends on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This same attraction will also open at Walt Disney World in Spring of 2020. Read our guide for everything we know so far about this new attraction starring our favorite mouse!
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The First Major Mickey-Themed Attraction
Mickey’s long overdue for his own major attraction and this themed ride-through attraction will put guests inside the “wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon short.” Once guests step inside the cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie they will board a train with Goofy as the engineer and experience a zany and out of control adventure with surprising twists and turns.
The attraction will feature an original story and theme song and will use state-of-the-art technology and visual effects to bring the cartoon world to life in what Disney Parks calls an “incredible and immersive multi-dimensional experience.”
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Also Coming to Walt Disney World
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is also coming to Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. This announcement was first made in 2017 so the expected opening at Walt Disney World is much sooner with the ride opening in Spring 2020.
Since the announced attraction at Disneyland has been confirmed as being the same one opening at Hollywood Studios, we can look to past announcements of this railway for more information and how it pertains to Disneyland’s version.
According to Disney Parks, when guests board Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway you will step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends in the cartoon in this new experience Disney is calling “2 1/2 D” with no 3D glasses required. Disney Imagineers have created new technologies for this attraction that will “turn the flat world of a colorful cartoon short into a dimensional display of amazingness.”
“This is one of the boldest…most impossible things I’ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer. And you know what? That’s what I love about it. Well, that, and Mickey,” Kevin said. “This is not going to be a small attraction, it’s going to be game-changing.”
Mickey and Minne’s Runaway Railway is inspired by the Mickey Shorts you currently see now on the Disney channel and the team of animators that work on those shorts are partnering with Disney Imagineers to bring the attraction to life.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
When does this new attraction open?
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open Spring 2020 at Walt Disney World and 2022 at Disneyland.
Where is the new attraction going to go?
At Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie’s Railway will be found in the Chinese Theater and replaced the ‘The Great Movie Ride’ in August 2017.
At Disneyland, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be located in Toontown. No word yet on if this attraction will replace any current attractions in Toontown. There have been many rumors that it will replace Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin but this has not been confirmed. There is no reason to believe these rumors are true and we (among many Disney guests, I’m sure) are hoping there is no truth behind those rumors.
What animation style will this ride feature for Mickey and Minnie Mouse?
It has been confirmed that the animation style featured in this ride will be inspired by the current Mickey Shorts playing on the Disney Channel.
We will keep you posted on any new developments for this new attraction coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World!
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