PHOTOS - Crowds pack into Disney's Hollywood Studios for the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Mar 04, 2020 in "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway"

Opening Day crowds at Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
Posted: Wednesday March 4, 2020 7:54am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios was once greeted with 4:30am arrivals as guests arrived to ride Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway opening today at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Parking opened around 4:30am, with security opening at 4:45am, and a steady flow of guests began filling the area at the main entrance.

Touch Points opened just before 6:45am, with guests immediately heading to the Chinese Theater where Cast, Crew and Imagineers who worked on the ride were waiting. The first guests entered the ride around 6:50am.

Lines quickly reached the three hour mark by 7am, and the line extended all the way through the park to Tower of Terror. By 8am, the wait was five hours.

As with the opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, Cast Members were very well prepared and handled the situation exceptionally well.

By the afternoon, the standby wait had settled into a steady 2 hours.

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Touchdown11 days ago

It’s such a shame we never here the “hero” version of “Nothing Can Stop Us Now” on the ride currently.

HauntedPirate13 days ago

That’s hardly an appetizer. 😉

JohnD13 days ago

There's always the Mickey and Minnie Vacation movie next door to whet your appetite.

insert name here13 days ago

That's a bummer. Sadly I have little interest in this attraction until they bring back the full experience. It'd be different if I'd seen it before but I feel like I'd be missing something the first time without seeing the preshow.

gerarar13 days ago

Nope, livestream from today shows it being used as a queue. Timestamp at 10mins:

insert name here13 days ago

Did they bring the preshow back yet?

DCBaker13 days ago

MovieloverMar 20, 2021

Since our Disney store closed Boxlunch is the only place in town to get Disney merch.

SonnyEcipseMar 20, 2021

New Runaway Railway merchandise is now available exclusively at Boxlunch of all places.....

MansionButler84Mar 11, 2021

You know, there are laws against indecent exposure.

Skibum1970Mar 10, 2021

I was there in February 2020 and did not wear a mask. I rebelled before rebelling was cool. Now, I look back and realize how ridiculous I looked without one and am ashamed.

JohnDMar 09, 2021

Not wearing masks is soooo March 9, 2020.

GoofyernmostMar 09, 2021

Me too... this one was taken in Magic Kinddom in1983 and not a mask to be found. Shameful!

RSoxNo1Mar 09, 2021

Looking back at all my old family vacation photos and NO ONE IS WEARING MASKS?!?