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Disney Is Opening Its First Ever Mickey And Minnie Mouse Ride And It Looks Incredible

Disney Is Opening Its First Ever Mickey And Minnie Mouse Ride And It Looks Incredible

Mickey and Minnie Mouse were two of Disney's first ever characters, but there's never been a ride at Disney's parks dedicated to the cartoon mice - until now.

Yes, Disney World is opening its first ever ride themed on Mickey and his girlfriend since they were drawn 92 years ago.

The ride - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway - is planned to open in the Florida-based park on 4th March 2020, and will replace the Great Movie Ride at the Chinese Theatre.

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The ride is set to open in March 2020 (Credit: Disney)
The ride is set to open in March 2020 (Credit: Disney)

It's based on Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts and will feature slapstick comedy along the way and a few surprise faces including Goofy, who sits up top as train conductor.

The ride will also be opening in Disneyland in California - but fans will have to wait until 2022.

Disney released new graphics of the planned ride, and it looks super fun.

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The ride is named Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Credit: Disney)
The ride is named Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (Credit: Disney)

But if you can't afford to head to the US, don't despair: just last week we learnt a new theme park is opening near London and it's being pegged 'the UK Disney World'.

The park is the brainchild of BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures and will be made up of six islands, spread across a 535 acre site built on the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford, Kent.

Construction on the theme park - named The London Resort - is set to kick off in 2021.

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The theme park will be built on a 535 acre site on the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford, Kent (Credit: The London Resort)
The theme park will be built on a 535 acre site on the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford, Kent (Credit: The London Resort)

The site marks a major development in the UK's theme park scene. Until now, Britain has been in the lower leagues when it comes to theme parks, with little to rival the sprawling megabudget lands of Disney World and Universal Parks overseas.

In total, 50 rides will be arranged around the 'islands' or 'zones' with names that sounds like something out of a comic strip. There's even a 2,000 seat theatre.

Visitors will enter the site through a grand plaza with a Las Vegas vibe, leading through to a high street containing shops, restaurants, hotels, convention centre and waterpark.

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In The Studios - a collection of industrial warehouses - visitors can watch and get insight into their favourite big-screen blockbusters.

The vast site will be made up of six 'zones' or 'islands' (Credit: The London Resort)
The vast site will be made up of six 'zones' or 'islands' (Credit: The London Resort)

While over in the The Woods, guests will step into an enchanted realm filled with the characters and landscapes of classic bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.

Sorcery and legend combine in The Kingdom, with its swords and dragons. Here, England will be portrayed as 'a dark and ancient land, a place of threatening and imposing castles and mystical Arthurian legends'.

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Venture north to find The Isles, a land of giant creatures and mythical beasts, before exploring The Jungle, with its ancient ruins and long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation peeping through leafy tree tops.

The plan is set to open in 2024. Can't wait.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Entertainment News, Disney, travel

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.