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Disney's first Mickey Mouse ride opens in Orlando

Everywhere you look, you will be delighted and surprised
– Charita Carter, senior producer at Walt Disney Imagineering

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, the first ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride, has opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

A dark ride attraction, Runaway Railway takes guests on a 'zany out-of-control adventure' inside a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon.

Guests, invited to the premier of Mickey and Minnie's new film 'Perfect Picnic', travel through the lobby of a movie theatre, decorated with posters from a variety of short films that will soon be brought to life around them, before boarding a train conducted by Goofy. Once onboard, the train transports them directly into the film. Riders then find themselves travelling through various cartoon scenes, including underwater, a carnival, a park and the Wild West.

The experience has been described as one of Disney's most visually advanced rides to date and features new '2 & ½ D' technology, essentially 3D without the need for glasses, as well as projectors and technologies from Panasonic.

Physical sets, animatronics, animation and elaborate projection mapping were also used to transform Mickey's two-dimensional cartoon world into a 'multi-dimensional experience'.

"Everywhere you look, you will be delighted and surprised," Charita Carter, a senior producer at Walt Disney Imagineering, told Spectrum News.

The ride opened on 4 March and is housed inside the Chinese Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios, itreplaces The Great Movie Ride, which closed to the public in 2017. It will be rolled out across other Disney parks

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, the first ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride, has opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
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Everywhere you look, you will be delighted and surprised
– Charita Carter, senior producer at Walt Disney Imagineering

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A dark ride attraction, Runaway Railway takes guests on a 'zany out-of-control adventure' inside a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon.

Guests, invited to the premier of Mickey and Minnie's new film 'Perfect Picnic', travel through the lobby of a movie theatre, decorated with posters from a variety of short films that will soon be brought to life around them, before boarding a train conducted by Goofy. Once onboard, the train transports them directly into the film. Riders then find themselves travelling through various cartoon scenes, including underwater, a carnival, a park and the Wild West.

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