Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the first-ever Mickey Mouse ride, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Located in the Chinese Theater, the former home of The Great Movie Ride, this attraction allows Guests to step foot in a cartoon!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway uses cutting-edge Imagineering technology like projection-mapped animatronics and trackless ride vehicles. As thrilling as these innovations can be, the attraction often experiences interruptions and breakdowns. If Guests aren’t using Disney Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lane, the wait can be much longer than posted!
For TikToker Kali (@mediceregcreamextrasugar), the long wait for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway was more than just frustrating or boring. She called her experience being trapped in the Chinese Theater with other Guests “the most dehumanizing event of [her] life” in a video that was later removed.
Kali later uploaded another video about her experience to clarify that she wasn’t being ungrateful about her vacation and had reconsidered her wording:
the happiest place on earth! I am in no way complaining about being at Disney World in this video as I recognize how lucky I am to be able to be at Disney. I appreciate my best friend and her family who brought me with them and recognize that it is a privilege to be here. I am choosing to stand in this line and using my own free will. This is a joke purely for entertainment #disney #disneyworld #mickeyandminniesrunawayrailway
“I am in no way complaining about being at Disney World in this video as I recognize how lucky I am to be able to be at Disney,” Kali wrote. “I appreciate my best friend and her family who brought me with them and recognize that it is a privilege to be here.”
Kali also shared the following video of Guests chanting “move the line” with Inside the Magic:
Others sympathized with Kali’s experience. “I would rather die,” one wrote.
More on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
In January, the second version of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort. Now, Guests can experience the “perfect picnic” on both coasts!
“Zip away on a zany adventure through a cartoon universe crammed with surprises,” reads the official Disney attraction description. “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.”
“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.”
Is Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway worth the wait? Share your thoughts with Inside the Magic in the comments.
Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.
*Editor’s note: This article has been updated since its publication.