The Newest Disney Parks Attraction is Already Closed

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Disney Parks’ newest attraction is already suffering closures to the disappointment of excited Guests who love the famous dark ride at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Two months ago, the Disneyland Resort in Southern California opened the second version of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an attraction that takes visitors to Toontown at Disneyland Park on “a wild and wacky adventure through Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s madcap cartoon world,” similar to the existing adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Credit: Disney

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After opening on January 27 with a virtual queue, the wait times seemed to fluctuate, actually seeing a decrease in average wait time before rising exponentially. For instance, the average wait on February 25 was just 45 minutes, then increased to 75 minutes the next day before dropping to between 34-37 minutes on average, remarkable for such a new and highly anticipated attraction.

Unfortunately, the long lines returned this month, with average wait times of over an hour since March 2. Perhaps because Disney has since removed the virtual queue enrollment function for new Guests, wait times continue to persist within the standby lines, despite the ride also offering premium access through Genie+ and Lightning Lane for $15.

a purple bar reads average wait times on a chart for mickey and minnies runaway railway

Credit: DL Stats

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Moreover, wait times for the dark ride hit a whopping 96-minute average wait today, likely due to multiple interruptions in operation. Typically, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway operates in Mickey’s Toontown from 8:00 a.m. PST to 12:00 a.m. PST.

According to the Disneyland Stats website, an interruption started at 8:23 a.m., which delayed this regular schedule, but Disney Cast was able to resolve it a little over an hour later. However, at 3:41 p.m. PST, a second interruption occurred, as of yet still unresolved, leading to what could be around a 75-minute wait or more.

a screenshot of the disneyland app showing mickey and minnies runaway railway is closed in a white text box over a digital rendering of the ride

Credit: Disneyland

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At the time of this article, the Toontown attraction remains temporarily unavailable on the Disneyland app. Hopefully, Disney Parks will resolve the issue quickly and make necessary improvements so that its newest attraction can operate smoothly throughout the rest of its 100 Years of Wonder celebration in time for the full debut of Mickey’s Toontown expansion on March 19, 2023.

About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.