The wait is winding down till the newest ride at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida opens. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open its doors on March 4th, 2020. The ride will replace the long-standing attraction of The Great Movie Ride. The concept comes from the award-winning Mickey Mouse Short film, “Perfect Picnic”. Believe it or not, this will be the first ride in Disney that will showcase Mickey and his friends. So there is much excitement surrounding it. None other than Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro was there and sharing on his Instagram about the ride.
He gave us an inside look today snapping some pictures for some of the first pictures inside of the ride and loading area. It looks toontastic! Preparations are well underway. Even with some earlier delays to the project, the excitement is building, as you see him posing with the cast members and Imagineers. Testing and training are going on behind the scenes to get ready for the fast-approaching March opening. The ride will also be opening at a later date in 2022 in Disneyland California.
The story is set with Mickey and Minnie venturing out for a picnic in their beloved roadster. They happen upon Goofy, or Engineer Goofy that is with his train. This is where the adventure begins as you are invited to join along in the fun as you board the train. Don’t try to comprehend the physics of it all, remember you are in a toon world after all. I can’t wait to see Mickey and his pals on a fun-filled adventure, that we get to join in on!
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Source & Photos: Disney/Josh D’Amaro