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My Favorite Attractions: Disney’s Hollywood Studios / Hollywood Blvd – Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is located on Hollywood Blvd in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

It’s the only attraction in this area, but it’s already a classic!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway hosted the media on March 3rd and opened officially to the public on March 4th, 2020. This attraction is brand new and was open barely a week before the parks shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regardless, this attraction is already a classic because it is based on Mickey Mouse! In fact, it’s the first Mickey Mouse-themed attraction, and it’s the first attraction to be based on a television show! The new Mickey Shorts on Disney Channel were the inspiration for this attraction.

This trackless dark ride is zany, unexpected, and totally Disney!

It’s located in the replica Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and the backstory is that every Mickey Short premiered here. In fact, this is based on some truth! Mickey Mouse Short, “Mickey Steps Out”, debuted in the original Chinese Theatre located in California in 1931. Throughout the queue, there are film posters of Mickey Shorts.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is a brand new attraction, and I love it!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a brand new attraction, and I love it!

The attraction happens in two parts. First, you’ll enter a theater where you’ll see the world premiere of the Mickey short “Perfect Picnic”. Mickey and Minnie are heading out for a perfect picnic! What could possibly go wrong? Well, you might be surprised! Minnie’s pie ends up clogging Goofy’s train stack. When the train blows up, it blows a hole into the screen!

You walk through the screen and onto the second part of the ride. Here, you’ll board a train engineered by Goofy. Hold onto your hats (literally) because you’re about to be blown away (literally!).

You’re transported into a Mickey short cartoon where you’ll see adorable audio-animatronic versions of Mickey, Minnie, and Daisy and video versions of lots of other Disney friends!

Step right into the cartoon world!
Step right into the cartoon world!

What’s really cool about this attraction is that you get a 3D experience without glasses; Disney calls it 2 ½ D! Besides the carnival, tropical island, dance room, city, drain pipe, and tornado scenes, you’ll also spot some Hidden Mickeys. In fact, there are more Hidden Mickeys in this attraction than any other attraction!

Adventure awaits in Mickey's world!
Adventure awaits in Mickey’s world!

Nothing can stop us now!

At the end of the attraction, you’ll see a screen displaying the classic cartoon ending: “The End” reinforcing the feeling that you were inside a Mickey Shorts cartoon!

Did you get a chance to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway?