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    Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Description And Comments

Disney restarted regular production of Mickey Mouse cartoons in 2013. Mostly written and directed by Paul Rudish, these 4-minute vignettes— more than 90 have been made so far—are minor masterpieces of storytelling, animation, and humor; Mickey and Minnie sport a retro-1930s look, complete with “pie eyes.” In settings across the world, and sometimes entirely in languages other than English, the Mouses, Goofy, Donald, and the rest of the gang embark on crazy adventures that always seem to end up just fine. If you haven’t seen them yet, plan on binge-watching them with your kids (they’re all on YouTube and Disney+).

The Runaway Railway ride places you in the center of one of those cartoons. The premise is, of course, that you're on an out-of-control railroad car, courtesy of Goofy.

You careen, gently, through ten large, cartoon show scenes, from tropical islands, to cities, to out-of-control factories. In each scene, Mickey and Minnie attempt to save you from disaster, with mixed results.

In each scene, Disney uses a mix of traditional, three-dimensional painted sets and the latest in video projection technology to show movement and special effects. It’s all done very well, and there are so many things to see on either side of the ride that it’s impossible to catch everything in one or two rides. For more Mickey, the Mickey Shorts Theater near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Echo Lake shows a montage of the new cartoons too.

Touring Tips

Runaway Railway is the Studios’ sleeper hit of the decade, so expect long lines throughout the day. Your best bet is to get in line as soon as the park is open.

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Special Comments

Runaway Railway may close around and hour before the rest of the park, on evenings when the Studios runs a nighttime fireworks show. The fireworks are displayed in an area that overlaps with the ride's entrance.

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