Disney Parks has posted a new TikTok video detailing the many movie poster references included in the theater-style posters lining the walls of the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway queue.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a popular trackless dark ride found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, allows Guests to experience an unlikely adventure inside the Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse cartoons. Now, the new version, which opened in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland on January 27, follows a similar premise, inviting Guests to the El CapiTOON Theatre for a screening of the new Mickey Mouse short film.
In fact, this extensive queue features a plethora of whimsical references to Mickey Mouse and Disney Toon history, including theatrical release posters for the Toon-universe’s versions of some of our favorite Disney films! TikTok user @straw_hat_goofy covered the best ones for those not in the know, and you can read all about it here!
First up is a parody version of Newsies (1992) with Mickey Mouse in the prime role of Jack Kelly, the newspaper boy who lobbies his big publisher for fair pay through a strike. Maybe its plotline would have followed the Toons’ plight to gain equitable treatment from their human counterparts a la Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Cats Don’t Dance (1997)’s animal actors?
Mickey, I Shrunk The Nieces
Next, starring Minnie Mouse and her nieces Millie and Melody, this remake parodies the classic Honey I Shrunk The Kids (1989).
The Feisty Ducks
Then, Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, along with Ducktales’ Webby Vanderquack, take on the hockey hit The Mighty Ducks (1992).
Walt Disney’s The Absentminded Professor Von Drake
Walt Disney’s The Absentminded Professor (1961) is reimagined with the wacky Professor Ludwig Von Drake, first introduced in 1961 during a sequence of Walt Disney’s The Wonderful World of Color show.
High School Goofical 3: Senior Year
Here, Max Goof and his teen friends embody the beloved High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) jump shot in this fabulous poster, and we want it ALL.
The aptly renamed Hocus Pocus (1993), starring Minnie, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow as the Sanderson Sisters (with Figaro the Cat as Binx) utilizes the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse slogan as its magic words!
Additionally, Walt Disney Imagineering recreated the iconic poster for The Rocketeer (1991) with Mickey Mouse in the lead. As Straw Hat Goofy points out, the wordplay is “pretty perfect.”
Lastly, Toontown takes the original Freaky Friday (1976), and swaps out the real tagline, “Daughter and mother become each other,” for “Father and son who never saw eye to eye,” which is itself a reference to A Goofy Movie (1995) ’s Powerline song “I2I.”
Disney fans can watch the full video below and enjoy all the parody posters up close on their next visit to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the all-new El Capitoon Theatre at the Disneyland Resort!