If you’ve been keeping up lately, you’ve no doubt heard about the various incidents of props being broken in the incredibly detailed Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway queue at Disneyland. Now some new signage has gone up in affected areas to hide when something has been broken off in the queue.
Damage in Mickey’s Runaway Railway Queue
Recently, multiple instances of damage have occurred in the queue of Runaway Railway — including a fake pepper shaker yanked from its place at the concessions stand, the pump atop the faux nacho cheese dispenser busted, and a Christmas ornament used for throwing. The pepper shaker was recovered by a Cast Member, but the salt shaker disappeared next, to be temporarily replaced by one of the ornaments, which also disappeared.
After so many incidents, it seems a concerted effort is beginning to replace these items, and perhaps enhance them with better security. Official signs have popped up in affected areas, announcing a “Toon-Up” for the theater.
The new signs read “The ol’ theater is getting a Toon-Up! (You’ll Reel-y love it!)”
These situations are unfortunate and cause harm to the integrity of the attraction. Hopefully, we will “reel-y” love whatever upcoming fixes are being planned and it keeps more of the queue space from being damaged so much by guests passing through.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the cornerstone of the newly-reimagined Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland Park, which reopened last week. Compared with its counterpart in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, fans have praised the top-quality caliber theming of the ElCapiTOON Theater, which riders traverse before boarding the actual vehicles. A cartoony, fun take on the real-life El Capitan, guests pass by various Mickey Mouse animation memorabilia and concessions. Despite its relative newness, though, the queue for this attraction has already suffered some damage we previously reported on earlier this month, as some guests have apparently broken and removed props from the experience.
What’s your favorite part of the queue at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Disneyland? Let us know in the comments!