Join Minnie and Mickey in their cartoon universe after Goofy takes guests off the train track and on a wacky adventure.
|Walt Disney World Park||Disney’s Hollywood Studios|
|Location in Park||Hollywood Boulevard|
|Height Restrictions||Any Height|
|Age Interests||All ages|
|Thrill Type||Dark Rides|
|Hours||Normal park hours|
|Accessibility Information||Audio Description, Handheld Captioning, Must Transfer from wheelchair/ECV|
Opening in March of 2020, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a new addition to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As many other newer attractions, this ride involves innovative new technology to make this ride the immersive experience that it is. This new technology is called “2 and ½ D”. This new visual technology gives 2D experiences the feel of 3D, but it does not require guests to wear glasses. This gives the ride a comfortable and enhanced experience all in one.
Guests board this attraction thinking that it is a simple train ride with Goofy while Mickey and Minnie are out on a picnic. The picnic is portrayed in a short animated pre-show. However, Goofy flubs the levers and the cars are separated from him and the locomotive, and start going in different directions. Mickey and Minnie attempt to gather all the cars together again in this runaway experience. Guests go through a variety of different scenes such as a desert, tropical island, and the ocean. Mickey and Minnie have to save guests from a variety of perils such as a volcano eruption and even a conveyor belt where the cars are almost smashed to bits. Once Mickey and Minnie save the guests, the cars are reconnected to the locomotive with Goofy and the heroes can finally enjoy their picnic in peace.
This ride utilizes animatronics, dome screens, and projections to create the large variety of scenes that this ride has to offer. This attraction works on the same puck system that Rise of The Resistance does. The puck system is what allows the cars to switch tracks so flawlessly.
Location & Wait Times
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is located right at the end of the iconic Hollywood Boulevard. As guests enter the park and walk down the boulevard this attraction will be one of the first things they see. This ride is right next to the Animation Courtyard, and across from Echo lake.
Since this ride is new, the wait times can get high, but typically hover more in the medium range. In the morning or evening will be the best time to try to get on this ride. In the middle of the day the wait times will be much longer.
The queue for this attraction begins when guests enter the re-creation of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Guests will make their way through the lobby that is filled with posters of Mickey short films. Some of these shorts are real while others are just added touches for fun. Next guests will enter the auditorium which is where they board the ride. Although it is nothing amazingly immersive or technical, the queue for this attraction is very fun and engaging, especially for little ones.
Rachel Van Norman
Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.
2 comments on “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Overview | Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions”
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is one of my favorite rides at Hollywood Studios! This new visual technology gives 2D experiences the feel of 3D, but it does not require to wear 3D glasses. The colors are beautiful and bright and the smooth ride is so enjoyable to watch. The scenes are perfectly thought out and anyone will be back again. Be sure to grab the front seat and enjoy the ride!
This is my favorite ride at Hollywood Studios! So unique and different. Love that it’s trackless and really takes you into the story.