The Great Movie Ride was one of the most nostalgic and family fun attractions to be featured in Hollywood Studios for over 25 years. However, many say it didn’t resonate with a lot of the park guests because it featured very old movies. Now this space is being reimagined as the first ever ride in Disney World to feature Mickey Mouse and all of his friends! Disney has been hard at work creating a new attraction in this same space called Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
Look Ma, No Glasses!
Always one for innovation, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be an exciting new type of ride adventure where guests will feel like they have jumped right into a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short! According to Disney this new attraction will be “a new experience that defies logic that we’re calling 2 ½-D!” Unlike other interactive attractions, no special glasses are needed! Disney Imagineerers have been hard at work creating new kinds of technologies that will turn the “flat world of a colorful cartoon short into a dimensional display of amazingness.”
What’s The Story?
Guests will board a ride vehicle and are treated to a cartoon short. In the cartoon short, Mickey and Minnie are getting ready for a picnic. Next, Mickey and Minnie head out, drive alongside a train and, to much to their surprise, they see that Goofy is the train engineer! All of a sudden, guests will become part of the cartoon short and aboard Goofy’s train as they go for a zany adventure!
When Is It Going To Open?
While the Great Movie ride will always be a very special attraction for those who love this park, we can’t wait for this new and exciting addition to Hollywood Studios! Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is slated to open in 2019, which will be 30th anniversary of Hollywood Studios! Keep an eye on our site as we will post updates as they become available!