WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby bigboy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:13 am

I strongly suspect that the capacity on this will be through the roof. The movie ride could chew through a line pretty fast and this looks to be even better. We rode the movie ride on the second to last day with a good portion of the line outside of the building and still got on in around 45 minutes.

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Postby Haymaker » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:15 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:For anyone who goes in the next few weeks, how is the cell reception in the indoor part of the queue for Mickey and Minne's Runaway Railway? I'm seeing some people post they opened the queue before park opening and I'd hate to miss a Rise boarding group if that queue is a dead zone.


Anytime I had an issue in a queue I switched to WiFi and had no issue.

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Postby Taylor Finn » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:31 am

I mean each train can fit up to 32 people, right? 4 individual cars with two rows of up to 4... if they can dispatch them every 30 seconds or so, that would be a pretty great capacity. I read there is a single rider line? I assume it isn't running today, though.

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Postby coasterbill » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:34 am

Haymaker wrote:Anytime I had an issue in a queue I switched to WiFi and had no issue.


That's a dangerous game when you want a boarding group though. :lol:

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Postby A.J. » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:40 am

coasterbill wrote:The wait time is down to 95 minutes which seems entirely reasonable. Is this thing just a total capacity whore?

I don't see why it wouldn't be.
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Postby SharkTums » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:14 am

I estimate it can realistically do about 1500 an hour based on boarding yesterday and timing between dispatches.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:58 am

coasterbill wrote:
Haymaker wrote:Anytime I had an issue in a queue I switched to WiFi and had no issue.


That's a dangerous game when you want a boarding group though. :lol:


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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 pm

coneyislandchris wrote:Checked out the on-ride videos posted on FB. WOW. This looks absolutely stunning! The immersion into the cartoon world is really breathtaking. Can't wait to check it out (hopefully end of this year)!


I find it great, that you really need to ride Runaway Railway at least four times - once in each of the four "cars" of the train. Having seen a POV on (I think) three of the cars, you really see and hear different stuff going on, while the action continues from scene to scene. Very cool.

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I have to add, I found Daisy's Studio to be the most out-of-place, yet totally calming scene of the entire ride. Compared with all the noise and craziness happening before and after this scene, it's a nice calming spot. Until the tempo changes, heh.

And as well, the "stampede" that was being speculated about, was not really about stampeding bulls. It's us and the four train cars being the stampede! And Mickey and Minnie are "rounding us up" for the next scene. :smile:

And IMhO, I found the Factory scene, and it's eventual conversion, to be the best scene of all, for myself.

And Projection Mapping has been outstandingly used, with Disney's work on this attraction. Waytago, Disney!
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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:39 am

So we attended the Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway media event the other day. We were allowed to film 3 different complete onride videos, but our PR reps have asked us not to post any full onride videos from the media event. I'm not exactly sure why this request was made, and even though many other people at the event disrespected those requests and have posted their full videos anyway, out of respect for our hosts who invited us to this special event, I will hold posting a full POV until we go ride it on our own during regular operating hours. But for now, here is the provided B-Roll that Disney gave us, along with the edited rider cam that we are allowed to post...



Anyway, the ride is honestly GREAT! For people that say it's all "Screens" there actually aren't any screens at all. (Well, there is one screen based media on the back of the train engine with Goofy) but the rest of the ride is all physical props and sets with things being projected on them. There are quite a few practical effects in the ride and animatronics as well. There is even one scene that completely changes before your eyes including many of the actual physical set pieces transforming.

I'm not going to give too much more away about the ride.

Although I will say that I think it's kind of funny (and also cool) that while we have been waiting 19 years for a "Pooh's Hunny Hunt" style trackless dark ride to come to Walt Disney World, we now have TWO within three months of each other opening, and they are almost right next to each other!

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I'm also one of those people who A. Really likes the new style of these Mickey cartoons, so this art style is 100% *AWESOME* for me, and B. Never really thought Great Movie Ride was all that spectacular. I always felt that GMR seemed more like a "Universal" ride than a "Disney" attraction and I was honestly very happy to see it go.

Get out and ride Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway! It's honestly a lot of fun!
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Re: WDW Disney's Hollywood Studios Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:58 am

Thanks for the review! This ride sounds a lot better than I was expecting. It's also great Mickey finally got his own dark ride after all these years.
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