It’s always a bittersweet moment when a new ride makes its debut at Disney World, as it often means saying farewell to a beloved classic. One such iconic attraction, The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios, closed its doors seven years ago, and its replacement still leaves many nostalgic fans with one significant grievance.

For years, The Great Movie Ride took visitors on a grand tour of cinematic history, showcasing scenes from twelve classic MGM films. This partnership with MGM was born from Disney’s need for a rich catalog of non-animated classics at the time. The ride was a masterstroke in combining Audio-Animatronics, projections, live actors, and special effects, making it a staple for park-goers.

Spirits lifted when Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway was announced, touted as the first-ever ride-through attraction featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. Opening at Hollywood Studios on March 4, 2020, it promised an original storyline filled with whimsical charm. Despite its enchanting narrative and buoyant energy, the new attraction has an ongoing issue that fans just can’t overlook.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been plagued by frequent breakdowns, mirroring the issues seen with another complex ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Both attractions employ sophisticated trackless systems that rely on wireless technology, which appears to be temperamental. As of mid-2024, the ride has already faced unexpected closures 166 times, affecting 107 days out of the year.

Despite these technical hiccups, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a delightful addition if you can catch it in operation. It stands as a testament to Disney’s evolving storytelling, but perhaps, a smoother experience will win over those still yearning for The Great Movie Ride. What are your thoughts on this transformation? Join the conversation in the comments below and share this story with fellow Disney aficionados!

Source: AllEars.Net