Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering Instagram

First Steel Beam Placed for Disneyland’s Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway With Delayed Reopening of 2023

A milestone was reached yesterday (Sept. 1) at Disneyland Resort as Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort, took to Instagram to share the first steel beam has been placed for the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction. Walt Disney Imagineering shared a few photos as well! Tagged on the end of the excitement however comes a delay in the previously scheduled reopening.


Ken Potrock’s Instagram shares: “I am thrilled to share my “Happiest View on Earth” with you today, a special peek outside a window at our Team Disney Anaheim building. This particular view offers a behind-the-magic look at a momentous milestone that happened today at @Disneyland park – the first steel beam has been placed for what will be the future Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction, scheduled to open for guests in 2023! Swipe and take a look!”

Credit: Ken Potrock Instagram

Walt Disney Imagineering shared on Instagram the exciting news as well: “The first steel beam being installed for the future Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction @Disneyland, scheduled to open for guests in 2023! Disney Imagineers proudly joined Disneyland Resort President @KenPotrock outside the construction zone this morning as the beam was lifted into place. #RunawayRailway #Disneyland #MickeyMouse #MinnieMouse”

Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering

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Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering
Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering

Originally scheduled to open in 2022, it’s likely the push back to 2023 is due to COVID-19 slowing down progress for months. We’re enjoying Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and while it’s a few years off, we’re excited west coast Disney fans will have the fun attraction as well!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.