Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

DLR92

Active Member
Or was it made for HollywoodLand's expansion in the East Esplanade, then ported to DHS, then reworked for Toontown after Michael Colglazier's incompetence got the Eastern Gateway cancelled?

I think this attraction is suited more for Toontown. I think this would look so out of place in Hollywoodland in DCA. I’m so glad the idea was changed for DL.
 

Disney Irish

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According to Forbes, construction has apparently been halted on the ride and will only resume "when the time is right for the budget at Walt Disney Imagineering". Here's the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/megand...d-attractions-and-canceled-planned-overhauls/.
Hmm, recent MC photos show activity at the site:



Also right in the same article is this:

"Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering explained to D23.com, “We are still evaluating project timelines based on the extended closures we’ve experienced due to COVID-19. While several projects, like Avengers Campus—at both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris—are able to surge forward based on where we were in development, there are others that will be picked back up in stages—like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and TRON"
 

mharrington

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Also right in the same article is this:

"Bob Weis, president of Walt Disney Imagineering explained to D23.com, “We are still evaluating project timelines based on the extended closures we’ve experienced due to COVID-19. While several projects, like Avengers Campus—at both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris—are able to surge forward based on where we were in development, there are others that will be picked back up in stages—like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and TRON"

What does "picked up in stages" mean?
 

Disney Irish

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What does "picked up in stages" mean?
Meaning that the constructions crews will be working each project in staging but not all at once. So there will be times when projects seem to have stopped construction, when in reality the crews are just working on another project.
 

SevenSevens

Member
Exactly, how long has the widening of I-5 been under construction.
At least you see them actually working on in pretty regularly. I remember when they were working on the 22, and shut down multiple lanes, and then did no work on them for years. There were huge weeds growing in the cracks and never any crews out doing anything on them.
 

SplashGhost

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According to Forbes, construction has apparently been halted on the ride and will only resume "when the time is right for the budget at Walt Disney Imagineering". Here's the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/megand...d-attractions-and-canceled-planned-overhauls/.

Hopefully this means that the Splash retheme is delayed indefinitely (which will lead to it being quietly cancelled). They need to focus on finishing actual new rides that are in construction and fixing Tomorrowland before wasting money on rethemes of beloved classics.
 

Disney Irish

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At least you see them actually working on in pretty regularly. I remember when they were working on the 22, and shut down multiple lanes, and then did no work on them for years. There were huge weeds growing in the cracks and never any crews out doing anything on them.
Not that it needs answering, but maybe its funding source got cut, who knows. I'd have to investigate to find out, or maybe someone here knows. But I'd be curious to find out, years without ANY movement is not usual in my opinion for a state freeway project.
 

socalifornian

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Not that it needs answering, but maybe its funding source got cut, who knows. I'd have to investigate to find out, or maybe someone here knows. But I'd be curious to find out, years without ANY movement is not usual in my opinion for a state freeway project.
Especially after that last gas tax
 
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