Mickey and Minnie Mouse are finally getting their very own attraction. Announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last year, this attraction will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This last weekend at the D23 Expo Japan, it was announced when this attraction will be actually arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, shared at D23 Expo Japan that the attraction will be coming down the line for an arrival sometime in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He also shared about some of the magic that will be found in this attraction.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will include an all-new song written specifically for this attraction. It will also be presented in a new way that Disney is calling 2 1/2 D. Think of almost 3D with no glasses required.
The storyline for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway begins with a premiere of a new animated short. Mickey and Minnie are getting ready for a picnic. Driving out they soon find themselves next to a train with Goofy as the engineer. With a little bit of magic, suddenly guests find themselves not watching the movie but inside it aboard Goofy’s train. This attraction puts guests inside a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short with all the magic and mayhem that comes with it. A preview of the cars that will be the ride vehicles was also shared during this presentation by Chapek.
The Imagineering teams behind this attraction are working with Disney Television Animation, who are behind the Mickey Mouse shorts, to make sure that the look and feel of this attraction are cohesive with the cartoons.
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