Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Orlando, and we have the scoop on what to expect from Walt Disney World® Resort’s newest attraction (image © Disney).
It’s finally here: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, part of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando! Marking the first-ever Disney Parks attraction to star Mickey Mouse and his longtime love interest, Minnie, the new ride is billed as the wackiest train trip ever — and a groundbreaking experience you’ll have to see to believe. Before your next visit to Orlando, get a taste of what you can expect from this incredible cartoon adventure, available exclusively at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
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Inside Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is located inside the Chinese Theatre, on the opposite end of Hollywood Boulevard from the entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You won’t have any trouble finding it: Just look for the brightly colored neon marquee beckoning you into the Chinese Theatre’s lobby!
Once inside, you’ll be directed to an indoor theater screening a brand-new animated short created just for this attraction. Titled Perfect Picnic, the cartoon stars Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto. Before you know it, Engineer Goofy makes a rather explosive entrance, after which you’ll be invited to board his train.
From there, it’s a whirlwind ride through a cartoon world where the rules of physics don’t apply, packed with unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-boggling transformations at every turn. At the same time, the experience is suitable for all ages and sizes, which means the whole family can enjoy it together.
Die-hard Disney fans will also be glad to know that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway sets a world record for “hidden Mickeys” at a Disney attraction or area — and digs deep into Disney history! The sound made by the ride’s train was created using the same historic instrument that served as the steamboat whistle in Mickey and Minnie’s first-ever animated short, 1928’s Steamboat Willie. As Goofy himself would say: Golly!
More New Adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the newest attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it’s far from the only fresh reason to include Walt Disney World Resort’s movies-focused theme park in your Orlando vacation plans.
In 2019, the park debuted Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which will whisk you away to a galaxy of adventures on the planet Batuu. This immersive land features two incredible attractions — Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — as well as themed dining, shopping, character encounters and entertainment. From crafting your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, to building BB-Series and R-Series astromechs at Droid Depot, to enjoying specialty cocktails with your fellow galactic travelers at Oga’s Cantina, plus many other surprises, you can truly live your own adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
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If it’s been two or more years since you last visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios, then Toy Story Land will also be new to you. Based on the hit Disney/Pixar movies, this land will shrink you down to the size of a toy before turning you loose in Andy’s backyard.
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Attractions at Toy Story Land include Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania!®, which are complemented by themed dining and merchandise, character meet-and-greets, and other ways to play. Looking for more Disney/Pixar fun? In 2019, the park added Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, a fun show starring Lightning, Mater, Cruz Ramirez and other famous citizens from Radiator Springs.
At the same time, don’t lose sight of the fact that Walt Disney World Resort is also home to Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney’s Blizzard Beach® and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Parks, Disney Springs®, and countless unforgettable things to see and do, not to mention more than two dozen official resort hotels. No matter which you visit, you’re always guaranteed a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando!
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