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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.
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.
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.
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway has been temporarily interrupted. On average, an interruption takes 75 minutes. https://t.co/4cQ6qQWdi5 #MickeyAndMinniesRunawayRailway #Disneyland #DLR #California #DisneyParks #MagicIsHere
— DL Stats (@DlStats) March 5, 2023
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.
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.