This week, io9 was invited to preview Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway— Disney Parks’ latest attraction—just in time for the Disney100 celebration, which kicks off at the Disneyland Resort this week.
Come with us as we take you on a sneak peek of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a new ride in Toontown at the original Disneyland park. Inspired by classic cinema, this attraction differs slightly from its Disney World Hollywood Studios counterpart, giving Mickey a hometown feel in his cartoon world. Read along for more sights inside the theater, featuring a delightful, alternate canon franchise of familiar Disney films with a twist—and some out-of-this-world prop work, too!
Two words: Halloween special.
Imagine if Disney did shorts like this, and in the animation style of the original eras.
Disney really should make these. It already has a platform for them—and it could go all ‘90s-era animation with this one!
If this doesn’t happen, we will riot (and by “we,” I mean the two writers at io9 who are dedicated High School Musical and A Goofy Movie fans). Yes, we mean all three movies and at least one of them has to feature Powerline.
The DuckTales origin, maybe.
I would for real watch this.
Someone make this one into a Disney+ movie too.
A true classic. You’re either a Mickey’s Christmas Carol or a Muppet Christmas Carol fan. Which is it?
The props are giant!
If you’re around this one long enough, it has sound effects.
What a fun tribute!
I love that they featured Carried Away (among various others), the last Mickey Mouse short in which the great Russi Taylor voiced Minnie Mouse before her passing. This and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway were her last outings and are both incredible high notes for the beloved icon.
This is ridiculous but I relish it.
Someone was willing to give an arm (and probably a leg, too) to be in the display.
This is just so clever. Note all the little nods to various cartoons.
We were still tempted to eat it.
The celebration outfit!
It was an era for Mickey and Disco Duck-ing.
More “set pieces” pulled from the Toon world.
So many iconic looks through the ages.
Not an ordinary cartoon but perhaps a portal to the other side… of Toontown.
Conductor Goofy seems legit.
After a whirlwind cartoon adventure we’re taking in the sights, which you can check out when the new family friendly attraction opens January 27 at Disneyland (or the already operating one at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios).
He loved trains!
Jump out of the cartoon world and back into the real one!
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at Disneyland on January 27.
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