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

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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Article Posted: Mar 04, 2020 / 7:54am ET
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CalebS2 days ago

Rode it twice this week. Posted wait times were 65 and 70 minutes. We waited 30 and 35 minutes. Just FYI for those heading to HS

Surferboy5673 days ago

You know what is funny. As I was typing this I imagined this exact situation as well as when the cast goes to get the gem in the Indy scene.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

You there, get outta the car, missy.... Wait, where ya going, toots? You forgot to sanitize your station on the way out!

peter114353 days ago

Yep plus spieling through a mask and a shield would have been problematic.

Surferboy5673 days ago

You seem to be forgetting the constant on and off of the tour guides. Plus the actors switching.

insert name here3 days ago

The GMR would have run flawlessly in the COVID era. The bank robbers could wear bandana face masks that fit right into the story.

Surferboy5673 days ago

I really miss “Nothing can stop us now” really loved that short. I have the song and listen to it now and again. Maybe they can fit SLIGHTLY more people in without a preshow, but it is such a good one it should be included.

mickEblu3 days ago

Those must have been the same dweebs who want Splash Mountain gone. The same dweebs who were running to get a Splash Mountain FP in January before it was racist. Dweebs.

Brer Oswald3 days ago

Remember when everyone was complaining about the preshow because Minnie slapstick kicked Pluto into the trunk? Ah, good times!

MisterPenguin3 days ago

Let's consider parades, fireworks, and streetmosphere to be "pre-show" for the park as a whole... which means, close it down!!!

gerarar3 days ago

Same could be said about Haunted Mansion in my opinion

insert name here3 days ago

No preshow is bad show. Either figure out how to run it with distancing or close the ride.

UNCgolf3 days ago

While certainly not as important as the Rise preshow, I do think MMRR is a lesser attraction without its preshow.

Surferboy5673 days ago

Everyone’s favorite website has a new video up. In it, during the waiting room before the preshow they have an announcement basically recapping the preshow. ...I’m starting to get worried they aren’t going to use this for a very long time. I just want that preshow back.