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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed

EricsBiscuit

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Sorry, they aren't similar at all. One takes you through the classic films of old Hollywood, with two iconic-type scenes acted out live. You aren't "part" of the films...you're learning about them. The new ride puts you into the cartoon. Huge difference.
I disagree. I think that you were part of the movies. That was the Magic of the attraction. The witch scolding you, the bandit trying to commandeer the vehicle etc. very much put us in the center of the action.
 

dodolitsky

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I disagree. I think that you were part of the movies. That was the Magic of the attraction. The witch scolding you, the bandit trying to commandeer the vehicle etc. very much put us in the center of the action.
I'm not really sure what the purpose of this argument is, but here's my unsolicited $0.02:

cent 1: From a purely semantic standpoint, I would agree that these attractions do both put you in movies.

cent 2: In terms of relevance, I don't really see any at all, other than the fact that it makes a theater-themed show building somewhat appropriate for each. In terms of the ride experience itself, I think the fact that you are supposed to be "in the movies" is quite an arbitrary characteristic to focus on. I'd say the connection between these two ride experiences is less strong than that of Journey of the Little Mermaid and Turtle Talk with Crush, in their both taking place "under the sea," for example.
 

Alice a

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GMR acknowledged that you were riding through movies as a set or false construction- look at the ceiling in the Oz scene or the very start of the ride referencing CB- whereas the Mickey ride seems to be placing you as a character in the action; as an active participant in the plot, instead of a passive audience riding through well-known, established scenes like a history class in a museum.

This is also why it fit so well as the centerpiece of the park- it was a kicked-up studio tour of many of the great classics of the golden age of Hollywood, the heart of the Hollywood Studio park.

The mickey ride is not, as far as I can tell (admittedly not much) the thematic heart of the re-done park. IMHO, of course.
 
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MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
What if this Mickey ride ends up being the best of all the new rides being built? Won't that be a kick in the pants????
Some of the insiders who've seen the specs it say that's likely to be the case, even though they hate that GMR had to die for it.

But in the end, I'm guessing that being a big SW fan or not will be a big factor which of the three new E Tickets will be considered the best. Even though the insiders don't give Falcon the lead, if you like the role-playing that follows it (or you get to be the pilot), you'll see people go gaga over it.
 

brb1006

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What if this Mickey ride ends up being the best of all the new rides being built? Won't that be a kick in the pants????
I could be thinking of the wrong member. But I think @Magic Feather while not giving away how the attraction would be. Mentioned something that he was pleasantly surprised by the ride technology and execution without giving it away.
 

Next Big Thing

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No, fall 2019.
Do you know if they are aiming to have it open before SW:GE opens or a concurrent opening? I could see a concurrent opening being what they'd like as it would give them the opportunity to have a big media blow out and also rededicate the park with it's new name.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Do you know if they are aiming to have it open before SW:GE opens or a concurrent opening? I could see a concurrent opening being what they'd like as it would give them the opportunity to have a big media blow out and also rededicate the park with it's new name.
It’s too far out for specifics at the moment, but the plan is to have the Mickey ride open and ready for SWL.

The name change could begin to be rolled out just before SWL opens.
 

es135

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I experienced the park without GMR for the first time this past week. I have to say, the park definitely feels like it has lost its soul. Yes, tower is still a fun ride and star tours is too, but something feels like it is missing. I want this new ride to be great, but I don’t know that it will be great enough to fill that space.
 

Mike S

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I experienced the park without GMR for the first time this past week. I have to say, the park definitely feels like it has lost its soul. Yes, tower is still a fun ride and star tours is too, but something feels like it is missing. I want this new ride to be great, but I don’t know that it will be great enough to fill that space.
It’s nowhere near the same level but this is how I feel about Magic Kingdom ever since Snow White left. Something is just missing.
 
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