It’s been confirmed by Disney at the D23 Expo Japan that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The new attraction is currently under construction, and replaces The Great Movie Ride which closed in August of 2017.
The attraction is, strangely enough, the first in Walt Disney World to feature Mickey Mouse front and center and is being billed as “Two and a half D” animation.
From the Disney Parks Blog…
On the attraction, the fun begins when you see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie getting ready for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for a wacky, wild ride.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. And for the first time, we shared a preview of what the cars will look like when you board the attraction for a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns.
The teams helping create the attraction are currently working with partners at Disney Television Animation—the people who create the popular and award-winning Mickey Shorts – to keep the characters and story authentic and to make sure you’re able to step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before.
It’s been rumored that the attraction would open sometime in 2019, but now we have confirmation.
Stay tuned to The Kingdom Insider for more information on all of the upcoming attractions coming to Walt Disney World in time for the park’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021.[Source: Disney Parks Blog]
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