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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed

Haymarket2008

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I suppose this is a broader discussion, but when do we think the pre-show is coming back? I really don’t want to ride it unless I’m getting the full experience. I’m going in November and I’d be shocked if it wasn’t back by then.

Also what’s the consensus on plexiglass?
 

AL2000HS

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I suppose this is a broader discussion, but when do we think the pre-show is coming back? I really don’t want to ride it unless I’m getting the full experience. I’m going in November and I’d be shocked if it wasn’t back by then.

Also what’s the consensus on plexiglass?
Probably whenever social distancing is gone.
 

rle4lunch

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got to finally ride this last week for the first time. our trip last year, we missed it opening by 1 day (1 day!). great, inventive ride. went into it completely cold, so it was a nice surprise. much better than its dated predecessor (I know, blasphemy!). would love to know what the pre show was though. i guess i can youtube it.
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
got to finally ride this last week for the first time. our trip last year, we missed it opening by 1 day (1 day!). great, inventive ride. went into it completely cold, so it was a nice surprise. much better than its dated predecessor (I know, blasphemy!). would love to know what the pre show was though. i guess i can youtube it.

Blasphemy, indeed. 😉

It’s a lot of whizz/bang/projections, impossible to take it all in, even with multiple rides. A lot of flash and very little substance.
 

rle4lunch

Well-Known Member
Blasphemy, indeed. 😉

It’s a lot of whizz/bang/projections, impossible to take it all in, even with multiple rides. A lot of flash and very little substance.

we road it twice, and tried to look at different stuff each time.

a ride like this really doesn't need substance. this one is pure escapism based on a totally irreverent series of cartoon shorts that are really, really funny.
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
we road it twice, and tried to look at different stuff each time.

a ride like this really doesn't need substance. this one is pure escapism based on a totally irreverent series of cartoon shorts that are really, really funny.

Then perhaps they should have built new instead of tearing out a ride that had substance? 😉

It really doesn’t move the needle much for me as a ride. The total-immersion/what-the-f-is-going-on-all-around-me isn’t terribly appealing to me. Looking at one thing but miss 8 other things, or having to “Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel!” your way through a scene isn’t fun, it’s overwhelming, and it’s sensory overload.
 

jagiord1

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Then perhaps they should have built new instead of tearing out a ride that had substance? 😉

It really doesn’t move the needle much for me as a ride. The total-immersion/what-the-f-is-going-on-all-around-me isn’t terribly appealing to me. Looking at one thing but miss 8 other things, or having to “Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel!” your way through a scene isn’t fun, it’s overwhelming, and it’s sensory overload.
See, it reminds me of Theatre. I'm very lucky to have grown up in NYC, with an extremely strong understanding of Rushes, Lottos, and Student Tickets. There are some Broadway shows I've seen over 20 times. What makes a good show great is taking advantage of the entire stage, and giving each chorus member a "track." It encourages the audience to pay attention to more than the main action, and rewards viewers for going that extra mile. The depth directors have added into their shows with a small action that maybe 30% of the audience will even notice is astonishing.

The way this attraction is set up allows for guests to have a personal experience, taking it what speaks to them. You can always reride it if you feel like you've missed something. 🤷‍♂️
 
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The Aracuan Bird

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Then perhaps they should have built new instead of tearing out a ride that had substance? 😉

It really doesn’t move the needle much for me as a ride. The total-immersion/what-the-f-is-going-on-all-around-me isn’t terribly appealing to me. Looking at one thing but miss 8 other things, or having to “Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel!” your way through a scene isn’t fun, it’s overwhelming, and it’s sensory overload.
A Mickey Mouse ride is completely capable of having substance. It’s Mickey Mouse!

They had the opportunity to create a timeless classic that would last for generations. Instead, they made a good attraction with some cool technology that might last 20 years. Maybe in the next incarnation.
 

rle4lunch

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A Mickey Mouse ride is completely capable of having substance. It’s Mickey Mouse!

They had the opportunity to create a timeless classic that would last for generations. Instead, they made a good attraction with some cool technology that might last 20 years. Maybe in the next incarnation.
Let's face facts, even crappy rides at Disney last 20 years. Lol.
 

𝙲𝚊𝚜𝚝𝙰𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚎

Senior Director of Disney Genie*
Premium Member
I suppose this is a broader discussion, but when do we think the pre-show is coming back? I really don’t want to ride it unless I’m getting the full experience. I’m going in November and I’d be shocked if it wasn’t back by then.

Also what’s the consensus on plexiglass?
There were 1 2 3 4 5 6 stickers on the floor in the preshow area today that the staff wasn’t using. Not sure why they couldn’t do what they do on ROTR preshow but maybe the room is just that small.
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Went on this today finally, twice actually, and I am not sure why people hate on it or call it a D ticket. It’s ambitious, brilliant (in the visual sense), well executed, and very fun. I also miss TGMR but MMRR is great.

I think most complaints are because it replaced TGMR. I don't think there would be many negative comments if it had been built as an actual addition.

I personally think calling it a D ticket is right, but that's not really a negative. I'd also call Ratatouille a D ticket.
 

The Aracuan Bird

Well-Known Member
Went on this today finally, twice actually, and I am not sure why people hate on it or call it a D ticket. It’s ambitious, brilliant (in the visual sense), well executed, and very fun. I also miss TGMR but MMRR is great.
Off the top of my head, the locations are pretty generic, and the sets aren’t intimate, so it gives off a “warehouse” feel. The ride looks good, but it seems like they prioritized technology at the expense of the overall experience. Song is catchy though.
 

91JLovesDisney

Well-Known Member
Off the top of my head, the locations are pretty generic, and the sets aren’t intimate, so it gives off a “warehouse” feel. The ride looks good, but it seems like they prioritized technology at the expense of the overall experience. Song is catchy though.
Having the show scenes not really integrate into the floor makes it feel very temporary, unlike rides like Splash Mountain where you're completely immersed, ceiling and floor and all.
 

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