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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Disneyland

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
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AL2000HS

Well-Known Member
The building is already something like 45’ tall and is really what you need for the ride. About 20’ for show scenes, 10’ for catwalks and 10’ for long span trusses. I would be incredibly surprised if they built the offices on top on the ride area because those already large and expensive trusses would have to get even deeper (increasing overall height).

Looking up the latest aerials you can see a second floor deck on one end of the building, although it the area seems smaller than one would probably expect.
With the newest side pictures. Definitely looks to be 3 floors. Ride. Cat walks. Top floor office space that they took away.
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
Not necessarily. Rise of the resistance has office space and a breakroom on the upper floor with no windows.
A few offices is different than an entire floor of backstage offices.
And can you imagine having an office above a potentially loud ride? I guess they could do some major sound proofing.
Exactly. While it sounds like a cool idea for efficient use of space, placing an entire office complex above a ride just doesn’t make a lot of sense. From the large amount of sound and, more importantly, fire proofing required to the extra structure needed. It would also make for a worse ride experience. I know the large open ceilings are a bit of a problem but moving all of that equipment and reducing the height of the show space down at least a good 15’ - 20’ closer to guests is not going to make things better.
 

180º

Well-Known Member
A few offices is different than an entire floor of backstage offices.

Exactly. While it sounds like a cool idea for efficient use of space, placing an entire office complex above a ride just doesn’t make a lot of sense. From the large amount of sound and, more importantly, fire proofing required to the extra structure needed. It would also make for a worse ride experience. I know the large open ceilings are a bit of a problem but moving all of that equipment and reducing the height of the show space down at least a good 15’ - 20’ closer to guests is not going to make things better.
Not so sure there’s a huge need for offices anyway. They’re just still missing rehearsal halls at this point, I think.
 

AL2000HS

Well-Known Member
Not so sure there’s a huge need for offices anyway. They’re just still missing rehearsal halls at this point, I think.
At this rise you don't really hear it that much to be honest. You have a whole floor dedicated to cat walks in between. . But yes. Rehearsal space was taken away as well as entertainment costuming and attractions costuming. So there is a lot of potential that could go up there. Also when they connect the building to toon town I believe there is a break room that might be in the way so they can also make a new one up there too.
 

Disney Irish

Premium Member
Recent overhead shot of MMRR show building. It looks complete from the outside now with all the AC and duct work appearing to be completed.
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Not sure if they will dress up the building from the outside or how much work is left to be done on the inside. But this show building went up real quick. Wonder if they could be trying to get the opening back to its original 2022 date. Especially now that we know Gag Factory won't be reopening at the end of the month due to the construction.
 

wdrive

Well-Known Member
Not sure if they will dress up the building from the outside or how much work is left to be done on the inside. But this show building went up real quick. Wonder if they could be trying to get the opening back to its original 2022 date. Especially now that we know Gag Factory won't be reopening at the end of the month due to the construction.

The skeptic in me has to ask if they’re not opening the Gag Factory for construction or to save a few pennies and blame it on the construction.
 

Disney Irish

Premium Member
The skeptic in me has to ask if they’re not opening the Gag Factory for construction or to save a few pennies and blame it on the construction.
I guess it’s possible it could be to save money, however that seems less likely in my opinion as it would be minimal savings. Guess we’ll never really know for sure.
 

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