Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Is Crowning Achievement Of Hollywood Studios Recent Expansions
What an incredible year it’s been at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This beloved theme park was part of Walt Disney World’s historic multi-year transformation culminating the opening of a BRAND NEW attraction opening on March 4, 2020 – Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Located in the former location of the Great Movie Ride, this marks the first attraction solely devoted to Mickey and friends.
The replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theater has stood as the iconic center of the park since it first opened on May 1, 1989. Its initial intention was to give guests a behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking but has since evolved into a theme park brimming with immersive experiences in exciting new lands like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the icing on the cake of Hollywood Studios’ incredible transformation. Phil Homes President of Hollywood Studios had this to say about this awesome new addition to the theme park, “From the early days of making movies to today’s focus on engaging guests, putting them in the story, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has followed an amazing arc across three decade. I’m thrilled with its transformation and look forward to an exciting future.
MickeyBlog will be coming to you live from the opening of Runaway Railway so be sure to keep following along! In addition here are some other noteworthy additions to Hollywood Studios you’ll want to check out during your next visit!
Mickey Shorts Theater
Also making its debut on March 4, 2020, this theater will feature one-of-a-kind animated shorts featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. “Vacation Fun” is a short that will celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s favorite vacation memories. This new short will open with the theater and is exclusive to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After the show, guests can make even more memories by stepping into life-sized versions of beloved animated “Mickey Mouse” shorts, where they can pose for photos with family and friends.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
This expansive new 14-acre land features immersive experiences that transport guests to the distant planet of Batuu where you can live out your own Star Wars adventures. You can join a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance or take control of the Millennium Falcon in Smuggler’s Run. You can even build your own droids and craft lightsabers as well as discover exotic food and drink!
Toy Story Land
Guests can join Woody, Jessie, Buzz and other favorite Pixar characters at Toy Story Land. You’ll have a chance to frolic amongst the giant-sized toys in Andy’s backyard and climb on board Slinky Dog for a family-friendly coaster adventure. There’s also Alien Swirling Saucers where you’ll join your little green alien friends and even might get nabbed up by “The Claw” as well as the 4D awesomeness of Toy Story Mania!
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Guests will learn what it takes to be a champion racer directly from Lightning McQueen, the star of Pixar’s beloved Cars films. This attraction uses state of the art technology and a massive wraparound screen to teach you the rules of the road!
Disney Junior Dance Party
Otherwise known as the “Baby Rave” you tiny tots will love the pulsing lights and singalong-friendly songs! Guests are invited to jump, twirl and move your feet to the beat along with characters from Disney Junior including Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Mickey Mouse and Timon. They may even have a move or two to share with you during this high-energy show!
Coming Soon to Hollywood Studios
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant – A new table-service restaurant will debut later in 2020 inside of Toy Story Land. Here guests will be able to enjoy a rootin’ tootin rodeo of a meal. This fun, family-friendly dining experience will have decor that will make diners feel that they are in one of Andy’s play sets!
Getting to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Half the Fun! Now guests staying at select Disney resorts have easier than ever access to Disney’s Hollywood Studios aboard Disney Skyliner. This new state-of-the-art gondola system connects Hollywood Studios and Epcot to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop-Century Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort. You’ll also enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World resort as you soar along the treetops.
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