Daisy Duck Has Had Enough of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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It seems Daisy Duck has had her fill of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, much like those loyal to the Great Movie Ride.

Have you ever had a day where you just needed a minute from everything? Maybe the kids are rambunctious, or the stress is piling on, and you just need some time to step away, breathe it out, and find your center. Life is hard, and we’ve all been there. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones, however. Sometimes, those Disney World animatronics can get a tad overwhelmed with entertaining thousands of guests each day, and one, in particular, seems to have had enough.

Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World opened as the resort’s third park in 1989. Originally designed to incorporate and capture the magic of legendary film productions, one of its signature rides for a very long time took guests on a trip through some of the most unforgettable moments in film. Of course, we’re talking about none other than The Great Movie Ride

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Located within the recreated Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the center of Hollywood Studios, guests could board the dark ride and relive some of the most iconic movie scenes ever filmed. The ride amassed a large following of faithful fans who felt it was the signature of everything Hollywood Studios, named MGM Studios initially, was supposed to be. However, tragedy struck in 2017 when the ride was closed to make way for a brand-new attraction.

After three years, the space would reopen in 2020 as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ride to feature Mickey Mouse as its lead character. Although wildly popular among Disney World guests today, many were torn regarding the ride’s remodel, hailing it as a massive failure that did nothing to continue on the theme of Hollywood Studios, which has progressively become more Star Wars oriented. Most fans condemning the new ride were loyalists to its predecessor, The Great Movie Ride.

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Despite its popularity with those offended by its change, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has been quite popular with guests at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Being the first ride to feature the mouse that started it all and incorporating a brand new trackless ride system, most riders are pleasantly surprised by the beautifully animated scenery and funny, original story told within. Of course, Mickey Mouse isn’t the only character who makes an appearance; Goofy, who is the cause of the mischief that leads to the attraction’s chaotic story, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Daisy Duck are all present.

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Stylized after the current edition of Mickey Shortssome riders have plenty of complaints about the design of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In fact, some hate the new artistic rendering of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. No one is ever happy, and everyone has a complaint, and it seems that the ride’s Daisy Duck animatronic has had enough.

As seen posted by Twitter user @mariamondloch, Daisy Duck has finally given up and needs a second to recoup from all the guests she’s been busy entertaining. Daisy in one of many animatronics used on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, but she isn’t the first at Walt Disney World to have issues. In fact, as of late, there have been several instances of Disney animatronics falling apart or malfunctions within its four parks.

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Issues remain constant at Rise of the Resistance in Hollywood Studios as well as with the Hondo Ohnaka animatronic on Smuggler’s Run. As well, recent issues related to John at Carousel of Progress in Magic Kingdom, the Shaman at Navi River Journey in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Urusla at Voyage of the Little Mermaid have all been caught on camera. Although hilarious, the recent string of audio-animatronic failures at Walt Disney World do raise some questions regarding upkeep and maintenance at these attractions. This malfunction is forgivable, however, as it fits Daisy’s sassy personality so well.

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!