GMA Shares INSIDE Look at Riviera Resort, Topolino’s Terrace, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

This morning, ABC’s Good Morning America was at Walt Disney World to explore — of course — Rise of the Resistance. But as part of the morning show’s broadcast, they also gave an inside peek of a few new places we’ve been itching to see: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Topolino’s Terrace at the Resort. And we have some words for you: NEW COSTUMES. ON MICE AND DUCKS.

Mickey and Minnie in their Topolino’s Terrace costumes!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

But before we get to Topolino’s, let’s see how the colors and artwork of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway are coming along. The new attraction, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opens March 4, and it’s going to be a fun time!

Runway Railway Inside Look

GMA shared this colorful look at concept art of the train…

Runway Railway Inside Look

…which looks a lot like the full-size version GMA shared…

Runaway Railway Train

…and the Runaway Railway logo that’s emblazoned on the front of the engine…

Runway Railway Inside Look

…has been spotted on some of the merchandise we saw just days ago, so it looks like Runaway Railway is about to runaway with our hearts. 😉

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Shirt

Disney’s Riviera Resort Lobby

Over at Disney’s Riviera Resort — the Disney Vacation Club Resort that’s opening December 16 — we got a glimpse of the lobby as GMA passed through. Here’s the concept art for comparison:

Riviera Resort Lobby Concept Art ©Disney

Looks like the tile work and theme of intersecting circles has translated into the rich-looking lobby space.

GMA visits Riviera Resort

And, like Gran Destino Tower, it appears Riviera Resort has a two-story lobby with sweeping views!

GMA inside Riviera Resort

Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera

Meanwhile, upstairs at Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera, Good Morning America’s reporter had a friendly encounter with some fashionably dressed characters!

GMA at Topolino’s Terrace

This is the first look we’ve had at Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Daisy’s costumes, which they’ll wear for the restaurant’s Breakfast a la Art! Each character is dressed as a certain genre of art.

Minnie and Mickey Mouse

Minnie Mouse is a poet. Mickey is a painter.

Minnie and Mickey

Donald is a sculptor.

Donald Duck

And Daisy is a dancer.

Daisy and Donald Duck

Topolino’s Terrace opens with Riviera Resort on December 16, and we’ll be stopping in as soon as the restaurant is open to bring you a tour of the space, a taste of the food, and — of course — a look at these costumes up close!

To see the full video from Good Morning America, click here!

Until then, which of the three experiences above has you  most excited for Walt Disney World’s future? Let us know in the comments!

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