Disney’s Newest Attraction Will Offer NO Standby Queue

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
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On January 27, the Disneyland Resort will open its first major update that Disneyland Park has seen in a while — the newly renovated and completely redone Mickey’s ToonTown. Now, technically, the area will not be complete until March, but in honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, the area is opening early, so Guests can experience the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The same ride opened in Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020, and now West Coast Guests can enjoy the fun!

Mickey's ToonTown

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When Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens, there will be no traditional standby queue available. The Disneyland Resort website was recently updated and informed Guests that the only way to experience Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is through joining the virtual queue or purchasing individual Lightning Lane entry. The virtual queue will open twice daily — once at 7 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

A virtual queue is in place for this attraction. Guests will need to use the Disneyland app to enter the attraction. A standby queue is not available at this time. Each Guest can enter the virtual queue no more than once per day during regular park hours.

Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return, based on availability of the experience. 

Guests may also purchase individual Lightning Lane entry for this attraction. Lightning Lane entry purchases are limited in availability, are subject to change or closure, may vary by date and are not guaranteed.

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Haven’t been able to travel to Walt Disney World Resort to ride the attraction, here’s some more info on the exciting journey you’ll take!

Off the Rails

Step into the whimsical universe of a Mickey Mouse short and hitch a ride on Engineer Goofy’s train. What could possibly go wrong?

Cue hilarious hijinks! A relaxing train ride suddenly turns into a zany, free-ranging romp through ever-changing and rearranging cartoon scenes. You’ll quickly learn that anything can happen in this out-of-control animated world.

But don’t worry, with friends like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, you’re bound to get back on track. All aboard!

A Modern Mouse-terpiece!

You’re invited to the grand world “prem-ear” of Mickey and Minnie’s latest cartoon short, “Perfect Picnic”—and where better to watch it than Toontown’s favorite small-town movie palace, the El CapiTOON Theater!

As you tour the lobby inside, you’ll encounter “Mickey Through the Ears,” an exploration of the illustrious film career of the world’s most famous mouse, featuring movie props and memorabilia.

And when it’s your turn to step inside the auditorium to enjoy the premiere, you’ll soon learn to expect the unexpected!

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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When the ride opens on January 27, Park Hopping will remain at 1 p.m. However, beginning February 4, Park Hopping will change to 11 a.m. Luckily, you can be in either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure to join the virtual queue — but you must have a Park Hopper ticket to join the virtual queue from DCA.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!