Guests watch a new “Mickey Mouse” cartoon short, “Perfect Picnic,” to begin their Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The first ride-through attraction in Disney history featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse brings guests into the vibrant world of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts. (Kent Phillips, photographer)
Visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway event was a highlight of my life. It was such a cool experience! I got to meet so many really nice people, and I collected some awesome exclusive content!
I wanted to share some of these interviews with you!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Music
The music of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is definitely going to become an earworm! It is classically Disney while also being new and interesting. I got to interview two people who were integral to bringing this attraction to life including Christopher Willis and Cherita Carter.
Christopher Willis is a British composer; he is the composer of the Disney Mickey Mouse Shorts and The Lion Guard on the Disney Channel as well as an array of other recognizable shows and movies like Veep and The Twilight Saga! He is very talented, and some have said that he is the next Sherman Brothers!
Charita Carter, the Creative Director on the project, has been an Imagineer for more than 20 years! She worked closely with Kevin Rafferty to bring everything together on the attraction.
Here’s the interview!
Interview with an Imagineer
Mason Lev is part of the Walt Disney Imagineering team as a Production Designer. His most recent project was Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In the following interview, he talks about the attraction including his role, how the 2.5D works, and mentions his favorite scene!
Let’s take a look!
Have your ridden Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway? Favorite part?