Goofy Wins Employee Of The Month: A Behind the Scenes Look at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Goofy has had a bunch of jobs over the years, from basketball player to photographer–  even a job as a superhero! But now, it seems like he’s finally found his true calling!

Look how proud he is! ©Disney

Say hello to Engineer Goofy, one of the stars of the upcoming Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is set to open March 4th in Hollywood Studios. Walt Disney World President Josh D’Amaro recently shared a behind-the-scenes preview of the attraction to his Instagram, giving us a sneak preview of the loading dock for the attraction.

Runaway Railway’s queue is split into two parts, first taking guests into the theater for “The Perfect Picnic” short, which we got a preview of back in December. Guests then take a step inside the cartoon itself, leading them into the wacky world of Mickey Mouse!  These new photos are our first look at this cartoon world, from what looks like the loading dock for the ride.

President D’Amaro poses with Cast Members.©Disney

Unlike the traditional rounded aesthetic of Toontown or the realistic aesthetic of Hollywood Studios, the Cartoon World strongly resembles the Mickey Mouse shorts airing on the Disney Channel and Disney+, with simple painted textures and bold edges. Certain elements, like Goofy’s portrait, are entirely 2D, giving the illusion that you’re entering a cartoon.

These are generic Cast Member uniforms, not the final outfits for the attraction. Expect something a bit more whimsical when March arrives. ©Disney

This is our first look at the “2.5 D”-style advertised for the attraction, as well as our first look at the loading area! (But, Mr. D’Amaro, we’re not trying to tattle, but you should be behind the yellow line!)

Are you excited to ride the upcoming Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Austin Lang is an Orlando local with a love of Disney, puns, and Disney puns. He's been a contributing writer for AllEars since 2019, and has been sharing his quirky view of Disney life ever since.

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