Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Songwriters Interview

It took more than 90 years, but Mickey Mouse finally got a theme-park attraction at the beginning of March 2020. (Ah, the beginning of March 2020, when the Disney theme parks were…y’know, open. It was a simpler time, two whole weeks ago.) Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort (and currently in construction at Disneyland Park, arriving in 2022), takes guests on a wild ride themed to the modern, Flash-animated Mickey Mouse shorts that can be found on Disney XD and Disney+. One of the crucial elements of the new attraction is its linchpin song, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now”. The song’s co-writers, husband-and-wife team Christopher and Elyse Willis, talked to Slashfilm recently via phone about writing for theme parks, working as a married couple, and more.

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, giving Walt Disney’s original creation his first ever theme park ride. We got the opportunity to be some of the first people to ride the new attraction. Hit the jump to watch our video and get our first reaction.

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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Ride Through Video

This week brings the opening of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a new attraction first arriving at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World down in Orlando, Florida. We’ve gotten a sneak peek at the state-of-the-art ride that uses advanced projection mapping and visual effects to bring riders into Mickey Mouse’s animated world, but new footage from within the ride itself shows how breathtaking and mesmerizing the animated visuals of this ride are. Check out a Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride through video below. Read More »

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway opening date

Mickey Mouse has been the face of The Walt Disney Company for years, but he’s never gotten his own theme park ride – until now. Today, Disney announced the official Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opening date for the new ride at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. Read on to find out more about the ride and when you’ll be able to jump on board.
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Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway concept art

During the 2017 D23 Expo, we learned that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first-ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through theme park attraction, was coming to Walt Disney World. The ride was supposed to be ready by this fall to help with crowd management from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s been delayed six months and won’t open in Florida until spring of 2020.

In a bit of damage control, Disney today announced that the attraction will also be coming to Disneyland in California in 2022. Read on for more details.
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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway disneyland

Mickey Mouse is set to make his solo theme park attraction debut with Walt Disney World’s Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. And according to the latest rumor, Disney Parks may be planning to expand their beloved corporate icon to even more theme parks across the world.

It seems that the new attraction may be heading to California’s Disneyland as well, suggesting a brighter future for both the iconic mouse and for Disney’s thought-to-be-doomed Toontown. Read More »

mickey mouse theme park ride

After 89 years as Walt Disney World’s iconic mascot, Mickey Mouse will finally get a solo theme park attraction built entirely around him.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Mickey’s Mouse’s first theme park attraction ever, despite the thousands of Hidden Mickey’s scattered across Walt Disney World and Disneyland rides throughout the country. But don’t worry, just because this ride will be all about him doesn’t mean that the Runaway Railway won’t have a few Hidden Mickey’s of its own.

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