Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by on July 15, 2017 12 Comments

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Everyone’s pal Mickey Mouse is getting his own attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and into the unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. You are the star and anything can happen in this zany and out-of-control adventure that will feature surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects, and mind-boggling transformations happening right before your eyes.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

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The attraction will be based off the new Mickey Mouse shorts that can be seen on Disney Channel.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new story and a catchy theme song. This “2 1/2-D” attraction won’t require 3D glasses to bring the flat world of a cartoon into the real world.

Of course, with the new, we must say goodbye to a favorite. The Great Movie Ride will officially be closing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 13.

Stay tuned to the blog for more information about Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Posted on July 15, 2017

12 Responses to “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios”

  • by Patrick Depew on July 15, 2017, at 10:26 pm EDT

    I haven’t been to Disney World since 2007. It’s the longest period of time between two Disney World trips for me in my lifetime (yes, I’ve been quite spoiled in that regard). I’m going at the end of October this year. I’m very anxious to see all of the new stuff, as obviously there’s quite a bit. But I always look forward to getting to go back on the old favorites. Splash Mountain is going to be under refurbishment. Now this news. I am so very, very, very upset by this. I just don’t understand why it takes Disney 3-4 years to gut an attraction and build a new one. And I don’t at all understand why they’d permanently close an attraction in August. I just wanted to ride it one more time!

  • by Ruth Woodhouse on July 16, 2017, at 3:28 am EDT

    OH NO!!!! We love the Great Movie Ride! They haven’t given much notice about this and so many people won’t have chance to have a final ride on it. At the moment it’s hardly worth visiting Disneys Hollywood Studios. I accept that the Great Movie Ride was dated and something needed doing to it though. Just wanted a last opportunity to ride this September.

  • The announcement on such a short notice of the closing of “The Great Movie Ride” and “Ellen’s energy adventure” on August 13 is totally disrespectful as itineraries of most people are already booked. This decision has surely been taken a long time ago so we should have been notice at least a few months ago so that plans could have been managed accordingly.

    Visiting Disney is a magic, but expensive experience for a family of 5, so to get the most out of it, we need a good planning.

    By closing “The Great Movie Ride”, Disney closes 20% of the rides (excluding shows) available at Hollywood studio (only 4 pure rides remaining). It’s a big blow! The number of rides at EPCOT is also limited. So having been aware of these closures in advance, we would have probably moved our vacation sooner in the summer…We are starting our trip August 14. What a bad luck!

    Disney’s priority has always been to maximize guesses’ experience, but with this decision, it seems that it’s no further their priority. We are very disappointed!

  • This makes me so incredibly sad. As a lover of classic film, The Great Movie Ride was one of my very favorite attractions. I’m glad I got to do it one last time in January.

  • The transition of all of WDW to Fantasyland continues.

    Having said that, I’m looking forward to what they do with the new 2 1/2-D technology. I remember when we first saw “Get a Horse” in 2-D back in 2013 or 14. I thought it was some of the best 3-D I’d seen. (No, I don’t have a typo in the preceding two sentences. That’s what I meant to say.)

  • I haven’t been a fan of the Great Movie Ride since the addition of Robert Osborne as your host so i’m not that upset about this. The short video they showed at D23 of an example of what the Mickey ride would be like was pretty awesome. But I can’t believe they are closing another attraction in HS at this time!

  • Although a Mickey ride sounds amazing and I know I will love it, I am very sad they are closing The Great Movie Ride. It seems like the anchor to the entire theme of Hollywood Studios. I wonder if they are considering a re-naming of Hollywood Studios. Oh well, Keep moving forward 😀

  • “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – WD

    Mission to Mars, Mickey Mouse Review, Mr. Toad’s, Snow White’s Adventure, Horizons, World of Motion, Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Superstar Television, The Monster Sound Show, The Backlot Tour, and more. It’s hard to do new things without losing some of the old.

    I love all these old rides, and have great memories of them; however, I am really looking forward to all the wonderful new ideas that are coming.

    • As a frequent Reddit user I was looking for the upvote button for Ron.
      I agree that there is much nostalgia attached to all the old rides. I am bummed that I won’t get to experience them again or share them with my daughter and even worried that the “next great thing” may actually be a big disappointment, but the only way to get things that are actually new and amazing is to take these risks sometimes and replace some rides we all love.
      Walt was an innovator and constantly pushed the boundaries of what people had come to expect in entertainment. If anything about the upcoming and recent changes upsets me in relation to Walt’s vision it’s the blurring of identity that is happening between the parks, they are each losing their uniqueness, they’re all becoming a place to experience the movies or things based on them.

  • This is such short notice and that kinda sucks, as many of us coming in the fall were planning on this being our last ride on the great movie ride….really sad about that.. What is really saddening to me is that with the wealth of Mickey Mouse Shorts to saw from they choose the new Disney Channel ones which are so terribly animated and voiced. Honestly Mickey ride cool……Mickey ride with these new shorts being the theme….ick.

  • Never would have thought a couple of years back that Indy and Muppets would outlast the GMR but here we are

  • by Just some guy on July 20, 2017, at 4:36 pm EDT

    The Great Movie Ride has been slipping for years in terms of relevance, maintenance and overall magic. The same case can easily be made for Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Best to let these once awe-inspiring cutting-edge attractions go before Epcot becomes completely irrelevant.