By: Amy Kawa
Disney hosted the D23 Expo in Japan this past weekend, where more details were released for some highly anticipated attraction openings in Walt Disney World during the “Disney Parks Around the World” panel.
Let’s turn it over to Thomas Smith from the Disney Parks Blog with more details on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is taking over the spot of the iconic Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will be the first attraction centered around the one and only Mickey Mouse, and will open next year.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction as well as a new experience that defies logic that we’re calling 2 ½-D. No glasses required.
On the attraction, the fun begins when you see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie getting ready for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for a wacky, wild ride.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. And for the first time, we shared a preview of what the cars will look like when you board the attraction for a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns.
The teams helping create the attraction are currently working with partners at Disney Television Animation—the people who create the popular and award-winning Mickey Shorts – to keep the characters and story authentic and to make sure you’re able to step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before.
2019 can’t come soon enough! It will be impressive to see how Disney pulls this off… and adds a much-needed attraction to a dilapidated Hollywood Studios.