There were so many new things announced this past weekend at D23. This announcement has people both excited and sad at the same time.
Disney announced that they will be closing The Great Movie Ride on August 13, 2017 to make way for a new ride-through attraction starring Mickey and friends. The new attraction will be called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and it will be their first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction.
The idea of the ride is based off the Mickey Shorts from the Disney Channel. Disney wants guests to be able to “step through the movie screen” and join Mickey friends. Basically, guests will be a part of the show, which Disney describes to a “zany out-of-control adventure.” They are calling this new ride a 2 1/2 D ride, which means 3D glasses are not necessary.
According to Disney, Kevin Rafferty (a Walt Disney Imagineer) described the new ride as a “dimensional display of amazingness.” That sound like a lot to live up to, but it also sounds pretty amazing!
We will keep you updated as more information is released.
What do you think of The Great Movie Ride’s replacement?
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