All Aboard! Jane took a ride on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway on opening day and she’s here to give you her first reaction- and share a few of the Runaway Railway Easter Eggs you can find! Straight from Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World to the No-Guilt Disney Podcast.
It was a sudden and bittersweet goodbye for the Great Movie Ride back in 2017.
But the time has finally come that the Main Mouse, the Big Boss, the Head Honcho, aka- Mickey Mouse get’s his first attraction.
Mickey’s and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Chinese Theatre.
All Aboard! Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Details and Opening Day Reaction
Disney describes this ride as follows:
Imagine being inside a “Mickey Mouse” cartoon short!
Anything can happen aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, where guests burst through the movie screen and join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and pals on a wacky adventure.
This first ride-through attraction themed to Mickey and Minnie features dazzling visual effects, a lovable new theme song and surprising twists and turns that are fun for the entire family.
While waiting in line guests can get even more excited by playing the new Mouse Rules Apply trivia game on the Disney Play app.
There are five trivia packs containing hundreds of questions and some are even available from hundreds of miles away.
If you are at home now, and getting excited about your trip, go ahead and start prepping yourself for your journey into Mickey and Minnie’s cartoon world.
There are also two new digital achievements available “Runner-Away” and “Short Stuff” which is available at the Mickey Short Theater.
Easter Eggs In Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is full of easter eggs and hidden gems that nod to Disney history.
It will likely take many times through the attraction to spot them all, but here are just a few:
- A newspaper features the headline “Oswald Wins!” – a reference to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the cartoon character created by Walt Disney that predates Mickey Mouse.
- The Iwerks and Uwerks Waterworks water treatment plant is named for Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, the animator credited with sketching Mickey Mouse for the first time.
- The 1401 Flower Shop is an homage to Walt Disney Imagineering’s headquarters in Glendale, Calif.
- The numbers 1901 and 1928 can be seen inside the attraction; these are references to Walt Disney’s and Mickey Mouse’s birth years, respectively.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Spoilers Podcast (But Only At The End!)
I grabbed my opening day Fastpass as soon as the news broke last month that they were available so I wouldn’t have to live with my Disney FOMO for too long.
I shared my initial reactions and mostly spoiler-free review on the No-Guilt Disney Podcast.
You’ll know when the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway spoilers start since we give you a clear and concise countdown around the 13-minute mark.
And join us for further discussion about this ride in the No-Guilt Disney Facebook Group.