Disneyland Is Getting Its First New Ride Outside of Star Wars Land in 15 Years
Mickey Mouse is finally getting his very first ride — again.
Disneyland just announced that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will officially be coming to the California theme park. The eye-catching attraction is currently being built at Walt Disney World, and will be replicated within Disneyland’s Toontown in 2022.
Hidden in the announcement, though, was an update for Walt Disney World’s version: instead of opening this fall as announced, the Disney’s Hollywood Studios ride has been pushed to spring 2020.
When it does open on both coasts, the new Mickey Mouse attraction will make both animation history and Disneyland history. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be the first Mickey Mouse ride ever when it debuts at Walt Disney World, and the first new Disneyland attraction outside of Star Wars Land in 15 years. (Prior to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the last all-new attraction opening at California’s Disneyland Park was Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters, which debuted in 2005.)
Crafted in the style of the new cartoon shorts, the ride is touted as a multi-dimensional experience, leading guests to experience Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s animated world as they hop on board a kooky train with Goofy and go on a colorful journey filled with special effects and tech-savvy enhancements.
When Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, it’ll be the third new attraction duplicated between Disney parks on both coasts. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will open in both Florida and California this year as part of the Star Wars-themed land expansion at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Still, Disneyland Resort won’t be losing a ride to accommodate Mickey. In Orlando, the Mickey ride has replaced Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ famed The Great Movie Ride, but at Disneyland in California, space will be cleared from administrative buildings and non-park areas to construct the attraction.