The brand-new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction at Disneyland is officially open and it’s on track to bring miles of smiles in this zany off-the-rails adventure starring Mickey Mouse and all his pals. It debus as part of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder campaign.
Check out our complete video of the attraction and its queue below.
Below are some of the experience and safety considerations for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway:
- Virtual Queue Only: There is no standby line for this attraction. You must have a Virtual Queue boarding group to ride.
- Height Limit: None. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
- 3D Glasses: No
- Individual Lightning Lane: Limited quantities available
- Single Rider: No
- Rider Switch: Yes
- Accessibility: Guests must transfer from ECV to an available wheelchair in order to experience this attraction. Handheld Captioning, and Audio Description are offered. Visit Guest Relations to obtain appropriate receivers.
- Experiences: Dark, Loud, Slow
How to Board
There’s currently no standby line for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In order to ensure your spot on the attraction, you’ll need to either secure a complimentary Virtual Queue Reservation OR purchase an Individual Lightning Lane — both of which are subject to limited availability. See our full guide below for details.
The El CapiToon Theatre is Toontown’s classic hometown movie house and it’s playing host to the world premiere of Mickey and Minnie’s newest animated short, Perfect Picnic, and we’re all invited!
The Queue Entrance
Immediately upon entering, you find yourself in the theatre lobby. Humorous movie posters with toon twists on fan-favorite Disney classics are the first thing you see along with a Perfect Picnic photo-op celebrating the brand-new cartoon short’s premiere that you are attending!
“Mickey Through the Ears” Exhibit
As you make your way into the theater you’ll come across the “Mickey Through the Ears” exhibit which has been curated personally by Minnie and the Toontown Hysterical Society. The displays celebrate all things Mickey with costumes and props from his classics including “Steamboat Willie” and the “Price and the Pauper” to newer favorites like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and the newer shorts.
Taking photos of trash cans. Hey look, ma. I made it.
See anything hidden in that popcorn?
Once you’ve made your way into the theater for the screening, things quickly go awry with our world and the cartoon world coming to a head when actions on the screen actually burst through the screen! Goofy invites us to come on in and join him for a ride Runamok Park.
Boarding the Train
Want to See More Photos?
Check out our full gallery below with even more photos and more details in the attraction and it’s queue.
There’s tons of eye candy in this attraction and especially the queue… here’s just some of what you can see if you scope out the details.
- A newspaper features the headline “Oswald Wins!” – a reference to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the cartoon character created by Walt Disney that predates Mickey Mouse.
- The Iwerks and Uwerks Waterworks water treatment plant is named for Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, the animator credited with sketching Mickey Mouse for the first time.
- The 1401 Flower Shop is an homage to Walt Disney Imagineering’s headquarters in Glendale, Calif.
- The numbers 1901 and 1928 can be seen inside the attraction; these are references to Walt Disney’s and Mickey Mouse’s birth years, respectively.
- A poster in the carnival scene references “5 for a Dime” tickets, a nod to the former Mickey’s Toontown Five & Dime shop.
- Popcorn in the El CapiTOON Theater’s concession stand is shaped like Mickey, Minnie and Donald. The candy includes nods to favorite cartoons ranging from the Silly Symphony “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to cult classic “A Goofy Movie.”
- The concession stand’s condiment pumps are branded “Begorra Orchards” – a reference to Patrick Begorra, the storied “Little Man of Disneyland” who, according to the 1955 Little Golden Book of that name, lived in an orange orchard on the land that Disneyland Park now sits on, and who now lives in the roots of a Disneyland tree.
- Sharp-eyed guests may notice that posters in the El CapiTOON Theater’s foyer include cameos by rarely seen Disney characters, including Mortimer Mouse, Donald Duck’s costars in “DuckTales,” Minnie Mouse’s nieces, Mickey Mouse’s nephews and Max Goof’s classmates in “A Goofy Movie.”
Explore Mickey’s Toontown
Check out all of our our in-depth guides of the newly refreshed Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland!
QUICK LINKS: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway | Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard | Donald’s Duck Pond | Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster | Mickey’s House | Minnie’s House | CenTOONial Park | Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin | Meet the Characters | Café Daisy | Good Boy! Grocers | EngineEAR Souvenirs | Real Life Sweets | Hidden Toontown Secrets | Silly Signs
See it for Yourself
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway officially opened at Disneyland on January 27, 2023.