New Dividers Installed On Ride Vehicles At Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Walt Disney World is increasing the capacity on many of its popular attractions by adding plexiglass dividers to allow for more guests in the same vehicle, adding Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway to the list of attractions with this modification.

What’s Happening:

  • As the parks of Walt Disney World strive to improve capacity in the COVID age (as well as the amount of guests they are letting into the parks), they are continuing to add plastic dividers to various attractions, with the newest attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway being the most recent addition to this effort.
  • The addition of the plexiglass to divide the seats can theoretically allow for multiple parties to ride in the same vehicle which would allow for more people to ride at a time which could result in shorter lines, or at least, lines that don’t spill out into the streets when socially distanced.
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened just before the parks closed due to the pandemic in March. The attraction reopened in July with the highly immersive pre-show intact, though it was removed shortly (again, to increase capacity while also social distancing) and guests go immediately to the boarding area for the attraction.
  • Numerous attractions had dividers installed when the parks reopened in July, including Kilimanjaro Safaris and DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as Soarin’ at EPCOT. More attractions have adopted the dividers recently, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as Frozen Ever After at EPCOT.

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