We love Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, but it wasn’t the first attraction to take up residence in the Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Before we got the first ever Mickey Mouse ride through attraction, we had another ride through attraction called The Great Movie Ride. While we know that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway contains the most Hidden Mickey’s ever in a ride, there are also a bunch of other hidden easter eggs. It took us a few rides to find them, but here are the 3 hidden Great Movie Ride easter eggs in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
The Great Moving Ride
The easiest easter egg to spot is an attraction poster for The Great Moving Ride. In the carnival scene, you’ll find the attraction poster between the Popcorn stand and Donald’s hot dog stand.
As you can see in the photo below, The Great Moving Ride really doesn’t look like much more than some excited guests on an escalator, but it had its hardcore fans.
There’s No Place Like Home
We go from the easiest easter egg to spot to the toughest. As fans of The Great Movie Ride know, the finale scene was a massive recreation of Oz. In The Great Movie Ride, guests would enter the scene just after the Wicked Witch of the East met her end thanks to Dorothy’s house falling on her. Here’s a look back at some of our photos of The Great Movie Ride shortly before it closed in 2017.
After exiting the scene, you’d find Dorothy and gang walking along the yellow brick road to find Oz.
To pay homage to the attraction, Imagineers put in a mailbox in the Twister scene in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway featuring the iconic phrase “No Place Like Home”!
You can find the mailbox above Mickey and Minnie as the twister spins. It’s incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to make out the words with the naked eye while riding. It took a lucky photo and multiple ride throughs for us to capture it as seen below.
Of course, some could say that the entire concept of a twister is an easter egg for The Wizard of Oz, but it’s not recognized as such by Cast Members and Imagineers.
With two of the three Great Movie Ride easter eggs down, all that’s left is…a sound effect!
As you exit Daisy’s Dance Studio, you pass through a back alley to enter the Factory scene. It serves as a nice transition from the clean, bright, fun dance studio to the grimy factory, but it also has a sound effect from The Great Movie Ride!
You’ll want to focus on the garbage can to the left of the door opening and to the right of the dumpster.
Right here. Bonus: There’s a Hidden Mickey on the wall behind it.
We’ve compiled a short video below where you can just make out the cat sound effect that was the same sound effect heard in the Gangster shoot out scene in The Great Movie Ride. The trash can even shakes in Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway just like it did in The Great Movie Ride!
There’s so much to see on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway that it’s impossible to catch it all! It’s a highly re-rideable attraction that is fun for the whole family. As a matter of fact, we think that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is exactly what Disney’s Hollywood Studios needed!
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