From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeremy Schoolfield
Tonight, Disney’s Hollywood Studios threw a red-carpet premiere nearly a century in the making with a special dedication ceremony for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – opening to the public tomorrow, March 4, here at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
“Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a crowning
achievement in the multiyear transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios,”
said Walt Disney World Resort President Josh D’Amaro, who participated in the
ceremony along with Mickey, Minnie and lots of other Disney pals. “What was
once a theme park that took you behind the scenes, now puts you in the center
of your favorite stories.”
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first
ride-through attraction in Disney history starring Mickey and Minnie. You’re
invited inside the park’s re-creation of the Chinese Theatre to see the
premiere of “Perfect Picnic,” a new “Mickey Mouse” cartoon short written by
Walt Disney Imagineering and produced by Disney Television Animation.
With a little Disney magic, suddenly you’re taken through
the movie screen and into the “Mickey Mouse” cartoon world, where “mouse rules
apply” and anything can – and does! – happen. Engineer Goofy invites you aboard
Runnamuck Railroad to join Mickey and Minnie on their search for the perfect
picnic spot in Runnamuck Park. And with Goofy at the controls, what could
possibly go wrong?
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a vibrant, joyous
adventure the whole family will enjoy – from grandparents to grandchildren
and everyone in between. Tonight’s celebration featured song, dance, fireworks
and a bit of Disney magic worthy of this historic new attraction.
Check back tomorrow here on the Disney Parks Blog as we celebrate opening day of this long-awaited and highly anticipated attraction. And as its new original song says … nothing can stop us now!