PHOTOS: Cast Member Preview Reveals Current State of Indoor Queue for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With the entirety of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios enclosed within the Chinese Theatre, there’s little way to know what’s going on inside or how much progress has been truly made on the attraction.

We caught sight of the new hidden Mickey lanterns scattered about the Theatre’s plaza and outdoor queue earlier last month, but recently, a lucky set of Cast Members were able to tour the ride’s interior for a special sneak peek.


In these screenshots by Orlando Theme Park News, we get an exclusive look inside, and thankfully, it appears that little of the interior has been changed since the days of the unforgettable Great Movie Ride.

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Just last year, leaked images showed the somewhat abandoned interior, still strewn about with paper FastPasses and stripped of all railings and carpets. The queue rooms have since been emptied of their display cases and props, leaving just the themed walls and ceiling, with the digital movie poster displays waiting to return to service for the new attraction.

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The facade of the Chinese Theatre and the first part of the exterior and interior queue will otherwise be the same as they were for The Great Movie Ride, with the original lobby still very much intact. Obviously, the displays will be different, but otherwise it will still have all of its original charm. These photos help us all breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Are you excited for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway? For a full scene by scene walkthrough of the attraction, click here. You can also check out the latest look at Cast Member costumes and the ride vehicles here.

The targeted opening date for this attraction is set for February 2020 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That means we’ll get to start the year off right… or at least at this point, I’d be content just setting foot inside the Chinese Theatre.

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