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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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  1. epcyclopedia

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    Len hates when I bring it up, but when I questioned why we included him in the fact-based Unofficial Guide (I was fact checking a section and found a Hill blurb with nothing to support his crazy claim) the response was "Jim Hill provides color commentary for entertainment purposes and is not part of the factual portion of the Guide."
     
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    Just to pile on, been told that not only are there new ride vehicles, they've already been tested after hours along the current track. (Didn't take that to mean current track staying, more just seeing how they run on the floor, but I didn't follow up.) So small enough to be fairly moveable--can take one in and out overnight.
     
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    That probably sums him up best. Laugh at but don't quote him. :):lol:
     
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    That may be where confusion is coming from: if they're doing testing inside the ride, one may think otherwise. So in short, the ride is using the same "track", ergo, the same floor.

    Has anybody reached out to Martin about this?
     
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    I'll try and ask him this specific question.
     
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    You're supposed to be on Goofy's train.

    How that works? No idea.
     
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    According to the article, it'd only be for Epcot and DHS, which coincides with what I've heard as the parks that have had the softest attendance this Summer.
     
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    Oh well. Still get to have yummy Epcot foods sooner so I'll take it!
     
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    Here was his response:

    "I've no idea, but in theory it's possible to take a manually driven prototype and slowly drive it around the floor."
     
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    Oh I meant about the different vehicles but that kind of answers that anyways haha
     
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    What do you mean by "different vehicles"? Do you mean different RVs between GMR and Mickey?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Yeah definitely different vehicles. Sort of like all of the other LPS rides in that the RV will only seat 6 people or so, but the RV will be different from the puck shaped vehicle of most other LPS rides, much like how the Battle Escape vehicle is more square.

    Since we're supposed to be riding in Goofy's train, i'd expect something similar, but i'd only be guessing.
     
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    Hopefully this means a group of RVs all leave the station together, in line, and then some Goofy antics happen and all the train cars separate and we spend the ride trying to get the train back together again. I think that would prove to be a very fun use of tech and fit into a MM cartoon nicely
     
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    I'll be in WDW from 8/9-14 and will definitely be taking a last ride on this.... GMR is a classic and one of my "must rides" when I visit DHS. Hate to see it go, but I am hopeful that what is replacing it will be a new, groundbreaking experience.
     
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    Sad I won't be able to be there today to say goodbye to one great ride!
     
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    I'm setting aside some time later to watch Martin's Ultimate Tribute video. I know others don't feel this way, but I still maintain that axing The Great Movie Ride - even if Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway ends up being great - is a big loss both for the park and for classic dark ride fans in general.
     
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    It's a big loss yes, but realistically, do you actually think Disney was ever going to update the ride? I mean, even with a new sponsor that put a decent amount of money into the attraction back in 2015, the AA's didn't get updated. And they likely never were going to be updated.

    I'd rather see the ride go out as is than watch it decay to a state that is beyond repair like UoE has. I'm just being realistic.
     
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