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First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A new attraction featuring international icon Mickey Mouse is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort! Details for our first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, unveiled during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation at D23 Expo 2017 – and we think you’re going to love it.

On Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before. The attraction will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. This zany out-of-control adventure features surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects and mind-boggling transformations that happen before your very eyes.

First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The attraction is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel. And the people who bring you the shorts at Disney Television Animation are partnering with us to help bring the attraction to life.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will feature a new story and a new singable attraction theme song as well as a new experience we’re calling “2 1/2 D.” No glasses required. Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty said teams are inventing new technologies that turn the flat world of a colorful cartoon short into a “dimensional display of amazingness.”

“This is one of the boldest…most impossible things I’ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer. And you know what? That’s what I love about it. Well, that, and Mickey,” Kevin said. “This is not going to be a small attraction, it’s going to be game-changing.”

As you plan ahead, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare the new home of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the Chinese Theatre in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, August 13, 2017 will be the final day of operation for The Great Movie Ride presented by Turner Classic Movies. Until August 13, you can still relive some of the greatest movie moments in history on the Great Movie Ride attraction.

Lights…Camera…Magic Tour – Adventures by Disney

This one-day, guided adventure begins when guests meet two Adventures by Disney guides in the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland Resort.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Then, it’s off to Hollywood for a walking tour that includes visits to the Dolby® Theatre℠ at the Hollywood & Highland Center (home of the Academy Awards®) – or, based on the tour date, the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, best known for its extensive collection of celebrity footprints and handprints. Both are located on vibrant Hollywood Boulevard.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The exterior of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is impressive! The theatre faces Hollywood Boulevard – and in the promenade, guests will find the footprints, handprints and signatures of motion picture celebrities from the ’20s to present day.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Seeing the inside of the Grauman’s Theatre is a real treat – the theatre has been home to many star-studded movie premiers since it opened in 1927 and is rich with Hollywood history.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Many visitors to the theatre stop to take a photo of their favorite celebrity’s imprint.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Guests will see the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame where stars honor excellence in: motion picture, radio, recording, television and live performance. There are a few Disney stars…even one for Disneyland!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Across from the Hollywood & Highland Center, guests will see the famous El Capitan Theatre that opened in 1927 and is now home to many of the Walt Disney Studios’ premieres.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

From Hollywood, the tour continues through Beverly Hills (that would be the famous 90210 zip code!) and on to Rodeo Drive, the ultimate designer shopping district!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

For lunch (which is included in the tour), guests visit the original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax – take in some shopping over the break, and keep an eye out for a star or two as this is a local favorite!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The selection of fresh produce is fantastic!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

After lunch, guests hop aboard a trolley and explore the shops at The Grove. Or, catch a glimpse of the television show ‘Extra’, which shoots live at the center.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Later in the afternoon, guests depart to The Walt Disney Studio Lot in Burbank for a guided tour. An Adventures by Disney tour is the only way for the general public to experience the Studio Lot – this is truly an exclusive experience that’s only available to the public on the rarest of occasions. Our guests love this behind-the-scenes adventure!

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The Walt Disney Studio Lot is filled with history and original buildings where many Disney Classics came to life – guests will get to go inside the Animation Building.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

Once inside the Animation Building, guests will find original sketches and story boards that served as the foundation for many Disney animated films.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The intersection of Dopey Drive and Mickey Avenue. Imagine what this must have been like back in the ’40s, walking in Walt Disney’s footsteps.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

The tour wraps up with a special reception in Legends Plaza, where Disney’s many gifted animators, Imagineers, songwriters, actors and business leaders have been honored.

Backstage Magic Tour - Adventures by Disney

This one-day tour provided by Adventures by Disney is a perfect add-on to a Disneyland vacation. Guests will explore Southern California’s iconic locations and star-studded sites. Learn more by Clicking Here or call 1-866-972-6244 for pricing and details.

 

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