One announcement that will definitely be of huge interest to those who’ve grown up with the nostalgia of the ‘Great Movie Ride’ at Hollywood Studios, is that this ride is closing to make way for a brand new Mickey and Minnie-inspired ride.
The Great Movie Ride will soon be known as Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Believe it or not, this will be Walt Disney World’s first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction where guests will embark on a journey with tour guide Goofy through a Mickey Mouse inspired short story, with an original musical score. The ride takes place in the crazy world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short, where a world of colour and dazzling visual effects will take you on an incredible adventure.
To bring this new ride to life, Disney Imagineers will partner with the creators of these short cartoons for the Disney Channel, for a truly authentic experience. The attraction will even use new visual effects in “2 ½ D” technology, a term Disney has invented just for use on this new ride! This means you will get the experience pf 3D without needing to use 3D glasses, and has been described as “one of the boldest…most impossible things I’ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer” by long time Disney Imagineer, Kevin Rafferty. He concluded that this ride would be a ‘game changer’.
It isn’t yet known when the ride will open, but the current Great Movie Ride is due to close its doors on 13th August 2017, so make sure you check it out for the last time if you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer.
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