CONFIRMED: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – D23 Expo 2017 News

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway was just announced at D23 Expo as coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Nothing was mentioned about whether it will replace the Great Movie Ride, as has been rumored, but it was confirmed by the Disney Parks Blog that it indeed will replace the Great Movie Ride, whose last day of operation will be August 13th. We first brought you the rumor back in August of 2016, and then all but confirmed three days ago that it would be announced at today’s Parks & Resorts Presentation.

Kevin Rafferty took the stage to explain the new attraction, where guests will ride a train which has Goofy as the engineer. This will be a “two and a half D” (as opposed to 3D) with no glasses needed. “You will get to ride through a Mickey and Minnie cartoon short” and all new animated shorts will be created for the attraction, Rafferty said.

The attraction will have more Hidden Mickeys than any other attraction.

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW MICKEY AND MINNIE’S RUNAWAY RAILWAY — During D23 Expo 2017, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announces Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The attraction will be the first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, with a new original story and lovable attraction theme song.

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Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

You idiot…..do you actually believe that Disney would be stupid enough to remove another attraction from Hollywood Studios before Toy Story Land opens. As usual, another author of an article from this site is made a fool of. Funny how a little bit of common sense can go a long way, especially when writing an article on this site with a very poor track record of what I would consider “marginal” reporting. You should be ashamed….

DonnaMarie
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DonnaMarie

Well, it’s true…

Ben Harris
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Ben Harris

FYI, the parks blog confirmed that this would be replacing GMR:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/first-mickey-themed-ride-through-attraction-mickey-and-minnies-runaway-railway-coming-to-disneys-hollywood-studios/

> As you plan ahead, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare the new home of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the Chinese Theatre in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, August 13, 2017 will be the final day of operation for The Great Movie Ride presented by Turner Classic Movies. Until August 13, you can still relive some of the greatest movie moments in history on the Great Movie Ride attraction.

Bob
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Bob

Who’s the idiot?

Christopher
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Christopher

Am I the only one who hates the new style of animation for Mickey and Co.? It looks so generic and Nickelodeon-esque.

Lynn callaghan
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Lynn callaghan

I no change is good for the parks but Why is everything closing August 13 . Why not wait till low season . People have paid a lot of money for tickets to the parks may as well wipe Hollywood studios of my plans for September as there isn’t that much left in there for me .

Anonomouse
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Anonomouse

September is the slow season…

Sean Patrick Kennedy
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Sean Patrick Kennedy

Ouch.. I love that ride. My first day on the job was May 15th 1989. My footprints as the Rocketeer are out front.
Started my career at Disney as a Tour guide, then Mugsy the Gangster. Went on to the Rocketeer, then Indiana Jones for 3yrs. I’ll miss GMR.

Kevin Rafferty
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Kevin Rafferty

“Many of you have asked us, ‘When are you imagineers going create the next original story for an attraction like you did for Pirates of the Carribean, It’s a Small World and Haunted Mansion?’ Well, I’m happy to tell you. We don’t know! So have another attraction based on an IP!”

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