By Jocelyn Buhlman
Disney Parks fans welcomed several high-speed announcements this morning. Following the dedication of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks Blog shared some exciting news about the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
A New Look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
The adorable new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will be headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019. We got our first look at concept art for the attraction at D23 Expo Japan 2018, and this morning we got another spectacular sneak peek!
The attraction, which will totally immerse guests in a cartoon world and feature a new catchy theme song created especially for the attraction, has now been revealed to feature Goofy as the railway’s wacky engineer. The fun begins when you see the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie preparing for a picnic. As they head out, they drive alongside a train and find out that the engineer is Goofy. Then, one magical moment lets you step into the movie and on Goofy’s train for an animated adventure like you’ve never before experienced.
In order to create the most authentic experience with these beloved characters, the teams helping create the attraction are currently working with partners at Disney Television Animation in telling this attraction’s story, allowing guests to join Mickey and his friends like never before.
Cross the Finish Line with Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Start practicing your “Ka-Chow,” racers, because beginning in early 2019, there’s going to be another exciting reason to get revved up about a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, a high-octane first-of-its-kind new show will put you right in the middle of the world of Disney•Pixar’s Cars. Located near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy brings guests face-to-face with racing legend Lightning McQueen. Our favorite red racer is here to share his knowledge with the next generation of rookies, but things don’t always go according to plan.
But don’t worry—with friends Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the gang from Radiator Springs on his side, Lightning gears up for the challenge.