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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed

AL2000HS

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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.
Maybe they're getting ready for it? My original post/thought had to do with the explosion fog having to be turned off due to covid. And having that off they couldn't disguise the screen opening up.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Is the Disneyland version going to be a carbon copy? They could add a scene or two since the show building looks larger than the one at Studios.
Rumour has it yes, I was told not to expect anything new ride wise. My DL info isn’t as detailed as Orlando. I did think their queue would certainly add to the building though.

They get a plus point already though for being a new build whilst the DHS launch bay and animation / cubicle complex still rots.
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
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.
The projections very much do in spots and the walls come alive all over the place. The ride vehicles are enormous, I’m not sure how much one could have done with the floor.

Anyway that feels like picking nits to me, the whole thing pulled together was great and my kids were giggling messes the entire time. 10/10.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
The projections very much do in spots and the walls come alive all over the place. The ride vehicles are enormous, I’m not sure how much one could have done with the floor.

Anyway that feels like picking nits to me, the whole thing pulled together was great and my kids were giggling messes the entire time. 10/10.

While I am sour over GMR no longer existing, and having not able to experience the new ride myself yet, I can't argue against you and your kids enjoying the new ride just as intended. Do I wish it was in a different spot? Yes. Do I hate that people are enjoying it? heck no, its entertainment and you clearly got the most out of it! I can't wait to ride it myself.
 

Tuvalu

Premium Member
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.

Maybe they're getting ready for it? My original post/thought had to do with the explosion fog having to be turned off due to covid. And having that off they couldn't disguise the screen opening up.
Those numerical stickers have been in place since the reopening. Guests stood on them in family groups before being allowed into the train queue. A CM called each number to allow for spacing. The pre-show was not shown of course.

Protocols have been modified on each of my visits (July, August, November, February and April.)
 

91JLovesDisney

Well-Known Member
The projections very much do in spots and the walls come alive all over the place. The ride vehicles are enormous, I’m not sure how much one could have done with the floor.

Anyway that feels like picking nits to me, the whole thing pulled together was great and my kids were giggling messes the entire time. 10/10.
Great ride, but you admit it does feel a little warehousey, right? That’s all I was saying :)
 

AL2000HS

Well-Known Member
Is the Disneyland version going to be a carbon copy? They could add a scene or two since the show building looks larger than the one at Studios.

A friend that works at WDW version has mentioned that WDI out there teased that DL version would have an added scene but they wouldn't disclose what or where. They could be mentioning the different queue for all we know.
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
A friend that works at WDW version has mentioned that WDI out there teased that DL version would have an added scene but they wouldn't disclose what or where. They could be mentioning the different queue for all we know.
The building shape is totally different so whatever it is it literally can not be a clone, although it can feel like one.
 

Giss Neric

Well-Known Member
A friend that works at WDW version has mentioned that WDI out there teased that DL version would have an added scene but they wouldn't disclose what or where. They could be mentioning the different queue for all we know.
I do hope so. Problem is they made a ride from an existing showbuilding so I'm sure they had to modify a lot. With a new building being built from ground up, they have more freedom.

I do hope they improve on the 2.5D aspect of the ride more in Disneyland. It was all hyped up with the ride in Studios but we only ended up seeing it once towards the end and not throughout the ride.

Also, get rid of that tornado scene. Waste of space.
 

The Aracuan Bird

Well-Known Member
I think if the ride was a tribute to the early Disney Cartoons that would have actually preceded films in movie theatres, it could have been better. More animatronics. More detailed sets. Some of the Golden Age Hollywood stars even made cameo appearances in the shorts. Maybe they could’ve for the ride as well.

Instead, it’s based on the TV cartoons. Which kind you, are pretty good. But why is a TV show cartoon being played in the Chinese Theatre? Immersion is broken before the ride even starts.
 

The Aracuan Bird

Well-Known Member
I think the opinions out of the West Coast will be glowing, Disneyland truly is stacked. If you want to visit a park, go to Disneyland. It has it all.
For sure. It’s a net gain D Ticket Dark Ride, and saves a Classic Disney inspired land that could’ve been on the chopping block for more Star Wars. What’s not to love there?
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
In the defence of Pirates, the sky color on the wall matches the color of the ceiling. Railway goes from Blue wall to Black ceiling. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s the little things that go the long way.
Pirates (at WDW) is indefensible and I genuinely don’t understand why people enjoy it. But that’s for another thread.
 

The Aracuan Bird

Well-Known Member
Pirates (at WDW) is indefensible and I genuinely don’t understand why people enjoy it. But that’s for another thread.
Pirates Lite has its own problems, no doubt. But the skybox immersion isn’t one of them. Sure, if you stare at the ceiling and inspect it, you realize you’re in a building. But with Mickey, you can see the disconnect between the sky and ceiling just through your peripheral vision.
 

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