Announced at the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts panel in Anaheim it was officially announced that the first ride through attraction based on the adventures of Mickey Mouse and Minnie will be coming to Disney Hollywood Studios. The new attraction will be placed where the current Great Movie Ride is located at the park.
The official Disney Parks Blog describes the attraction as, ‘On Mickey and Minnieâ€™s Runaway Railway, youâ€™ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before. The attraction will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where youâ€™re the star and anything can happen. This zany out-of-control adventure features surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects and mind-boggling transformations that happen before your very eyes.’
‘Mickey and Minnieâ€™s Runaway Railway will feature a new story and a new singable attraction theme song as well as a new experience weâ€™re calling â€œ2 1/2 D.â€ No glasses required. Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty said teams are inventing new technologies that turn the flat world of a colorful cartoon short into a â€œdimensional display of amazingness.’
â€œThis is one of the boldestâ€¦most impossible things Iâ€™ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer. And you know what? Thatâ€™s what I love about it. Well, that, and Mickey,â€ Kevin said. â€œThis is not going to be a small attraction, itâ€™s going to be game-changing.â€
They will big construction soon but with that being said The Great Movie Ride will be closing at the Florida park. The final day of the attraction will be on August 13, 2017.