Continuing our look at 10 anticipated new attractions in 2019, we head to Walt Disney World for a ground-breaking attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
It's true. While Mickey Mouse has starred in countless shows at Disney theme parks over the years — from the Mickey Mouse Revue to Fantasmic! — Mickey hasn't played a significant role in a Disney theme park ride until now. (Not counting all those "Hidden Mickeys," of course.)
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is going into the Chinese Theater in the center of the park, which formerly housed The Great Movie Ride. Taking its inspiration from the Paul Rudish/Joseph Holt series now running on The Disney Channel and Disney.com, the ride will follow Mickey and Minnie as they head out into the countryside for a picnic.
So how will we follow Mick and Min? In a train driven by Goofy! What could possibly go wrong with that?
Plenty, of course. The misadventures on our "Runaway Railway" will include [spoiler alert] a stampede, and scenes entitled "Carnival Chaos," "Tropical Torrent," and "Factory Frenzy" before we finally get to that picnic.
The ride returns Mickey and Minnie to their roots as slapstick stars, rather than the benign corporate symbols that they often portray in many Disney theme park productions. At last month's D23 Destination D event at Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek said that the ride would open in about one year from then, giving it the same "Fall 2019" opening window as that other big attraction opening at Hollywood Studios next year. (And yes, we will get to that one eventually.)
Tomorrow: We're looking forward to sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, as we ask how to get to our next attraction.Tweet
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