Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Blackie Pueblo » May Thu 07, 2020 6:53 am

So... I know the parks closed right after this opened but if anyone rode it what was your thoughts?

We waited almost an hour and a half to ride it when it opened. My opinion.... very meh. I love that it still looks like the Chinese theater. I love how the opening and how they make you literally walk through the movie screen into the cartoon. I think the technology they use is fantastic especially the trackless way the cars move. Its very colorful and wacky. Unfortunately, I'm one of the people who HATE HATE HATE the way the fab five are drawn now. Stringy and almost scary looking. So right off the bat I hated the way the characters looked so I couldn't get into the ride that much. Over all I think it's a fun ride to do if there is nothing really to do. I just don't feel people will be racing to ensure they ride it.

That being said, yes I did like The Great Movie Ride although I thought it needed updating. But with the park moving away from the idea of being a park based off of Hollywood, I am one of the few that understand WHY they changed it. Just wish it was for something better.

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Amy » May Thu 07, 2020 10:37 am

That's neat you got to experience it already! I watched a couple of videos because I knew it will be a long time before I got there to see it in person. I have to agree with you that I'm not a huge fan of the "original" pie eyed characters ~ I loved the Great Movie Ride so I'll reserve judgement until I can see MMRR in person, but I have a feeling I will be longing for the olden, original, even though it was dated, GMR

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by horizons1 » May Thu 07, 2020 11:51 am

I've been avoiding watching the videos to avoid spoilers, but it seems like it's probably a lot like Mystic Manor technology-wise. Lots of projection mapping and special effects around trackless cars. That ride is great, I am sure I'll like MMRR when I get to ride it. And I'm also happy they preserved most of the Chinese theater.
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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by ImagineerWannabe » May Tue 12, 2020 7:57 pm

I'm not a fan of the drawing style for the characters either. I did LOVE the ending of the preshow! That is slick! The ride was ok. Cute, well done for what it had, but it felt super short compared to the Great Movie Ride. There is a lot going on, so I expect there will always be something new to notice, but with such long lines it makes repeat rides pretty tough.

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Amy » May Wed 13, 2020 5:51 am

Is the actual ride shorter then? Or does it just feel like it because TGMR was slower paced and had the show stops?

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Post by Blackie Pueblo » May Wed 13, 2020 11:35 am

Amy wrote:
May Wed 13, 2020 5:51 am
Is the actual ride shorter then? Or does it just feel like it because TGMR was slower paced and had the show stops?
It actually is a decent length of a ride. Seem to last about the same as TGMR.

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by ImagineerWannabe » May Wed 13, 2020 7:54 pm

Wikipedia says that TGMR was 22 minutes. Which seems to jive with ride through recordings here if I remember correctly. Looking up a youtube ride through of Runaway Railway, it's about 6-7 mins, including the preshow movie.

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Amy » May Thu 14, 2020 7:22 am

So taking out the show stops and the movie at the end they're comparable, but wouldn't feel like it to someone who has ridden TGMR a lot maybe

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Blackie Pueblo » May Thu 14, 2020 8:18 am

ImagineerWannabe wrote:
May Wed 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Wikipedia says that TGMR was 22 minutes. Which seems to jive with ride through recordings here if I remember correctly. Looking up a youtube ride through of Runaway Railway, it's about 6-7 mins, including the preshow movie.
So then maybe it just seemed to last that long because I wasn't that impressed. Maybe it seemed to go on forever. LOL

I forgot to mention one thing. The freaking song is so dang catchy though... "Nothing can stop us noowwww..."

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by horizons1 » May Thu 14, 2020 10:01 am

6-7 minutes is probably long for today's shorter attention spans. I'm afraid the days of gratuitously long, slow-moving experiences is over. Even Navi River Journey, a slow boat ride, is only 5 mins.
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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Amy » May Sun 17, 2020 8:59 am

Really? Navi River Journey felt a lot longer than 5 minutes ~ haha!

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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by horizons1 » May Mon 18, 2020 10:41 am

Amy wrote:
May Sun 17, 2020 8:59 am
Really? Navi River Journey felt a lot longer than 5 minutes ~ haha!
Yeah, it's about five minutes too long! Seriously, what a disappointment.
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Re: Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Post by Amy » May Tue 19, 2020 8:33 am

It made a little more sense after I watched the movie (when I got home, after the trip, oops) but yeah, still...other than the little glowing jellyfishie things...

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