As the world fights the ongoing pandemic, and as the Disney Parks continue to update and modify its safety protocols, one attraction recently made a “big step” when it comes to returning to normal.
From increased hand sanitizing stations to contactless payment methods to social distancing markers, the Disney Parks around the world implemented several protocols to ensure everyone remained safe during the ongoing pandemic.
One protocol Disney also implemented was the installation of plexiglass on several different attractions and in queue areas. As time goes on, however, some of these safety measures are starting to disappear.
The queue line to the brand-new Minnie & Mickey’s Runaway Railway takes Guests through the iconic California Chinese Theater, giving fans of the Great Movie Ride, the attraction that previously occupied the space a dose of nostalgia too. The queue features an adorable movie that Guests watch as they make their way further into the ride until they arrive ta the train station.
Here Guests are weaved back and forth between bars and until just a few days ago, plastic dividers were used to keep Guests from spreading COVID-19. As shared online, however, these dividers are long gone, leaving the queue looking like it did when it first opened.
See examples of Disney removing these walls in a tweet below from Kyle (@disneyybaddie):
ITS HEALING AT RUNNAWAY RAILWAY TOO
ITS HEALING AT RUNNAWAY RAILWAY TOO pic.twitter.com/Ob3q3w7sLV
— 🍉𝓚𝔂𝓵𝓮🍉 (@disneyybaddie) May 13, 2022
These walls were also recently removed from the queue of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance:
HEY NO MORE PLEXI GLASS ON RISE SLAYYY IT LOOKS SLAY AGAIN
HEY NO MORE PLEXI GLASS ON RISE SLAYYY IT LOOKS SLAY AGAIN pic.twitter.com/bocacuD0wC
— 🍉𝓚𝔂𝓵𝓮🍉 (@disneyybaddie) May 13, 2022
While these plexiglass divider walls were put up during the height of the pandemic, we aren’t sure how effective they were at actually stopping the spread of the virus. Many Guests found these to be “claustrophobic”, making a lot of the lines tighter than they were comfortable with.
We saw a lot of Guests and fans alike demand that these walls be removed and now, it seems like Disney listened. We are glad to see the Parks return to normal, even if it is a slow process.
Burst into Mickey and Minnie’s World
The darling duo are taking a leisurely drive to a picnic in their sporty roadster—with Engineer Goofy’s train following merrily along. Plot twist—you get to go, too! Climb aboard a runaway railway and embark on a whirlwind ride through a world where the rules of physics don’t apply. Prepare for unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-boggling transformations at every turn, as Mickey and Minnie try to save the day.
There’s no telling where this train is heading! This is an adventure for Mickey and Minnie fans of all ages.
A First-of-Its-Kind Ride
Based on the recent award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the first ride at any Disney park that stars Mickey Mouse and friends.
Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney District. Or what about Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!
While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!