Kicking off the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway debuted Jan. 27, 2023, in the reimagined Mickey's Toontown (which opens March 19) at Disneyland Park. The ride itself may be the same as the Disney World version in Disney's Hollywood Studios, but the entire queue is different. And all we have to say is ... WE. ARE. OBSESSED. There are so many fun Easter eggs to look out for while you're waiting in line!
Speaking of lines ... as of Feb. 22, 2023, there is no longer a virtual queue for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway. The ride has a free standby line or is available as an individual Lightning Lane attraction. Check out our infographic on how to navigate the virtual queue system, specifically for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway in case it returns. Be speedy if the virtual queue opens — spots filled up within seconds on the first day.
Now, back to the actual queue! From hidden Mickeys in the popcorn concession stand to authentic props from "Steamboat Willie" and other shorts, we've rounded up our favorite nods to Disney's 100 years of cartoon history.
Top 10 Easter Eggs in the Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Queue
@undercovertourist Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at the Disneyland Resort is a DELIGHT! This ride officially opens TOMORROW, and Disney was kind enough to invite us to experience the ride early and share it with you! The queue is jam packed full of nods to Mickey and his adventures throughout the decades, as well as tons of fun Easter eggs to find! We cant wait for the rest if Toontown to open on March 8th! #disneyland #mickeyandminniesrunawayrailway #toontown #disney100 ♬ original sound - undercovertourist
1. The Movie Posters
So many "Mickey-fied" movie posters line the walls in the queue, such as "Toonsies" the musical and "Mickey, I Shrunk the Nieces." They made us chuckle!
2. It Was All Started By a Mouse
We know you know that quote.
3. The "Lonesome Ghosts" Dresser
If you stare long enough, you might just see a ghost in the mirror. Our ghost even made an object in the room move!
4. Steamboat Helm
It's a prop from "Steamboat Willie" — the wheel deal.
5. "The Band Concert" and "Plane Crazy" Props
The music stand has the sheet music for "The Storm."
6. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Hat
The hat even moves!
7. "Mickey and the Beanstalk"
We love how the ceiling cracks at the top of the magic beanstalk.
8. "Mickey's Christmas Carol"
This antique wooden desk was used by Mickey as Bob Cratchit.
The presidential spud. That's it — that's the pic.
10. The Concession Stand
The concession stand was definitely one of our favorite parts of the queue, as so many details are packed in. The registers even ring up totals of "$11.18" and "$19.28" which refer to Mickey and Minnie's birthday — Nov. 18, 1928. Plus, hidden Mickeys in the popcorn!
Well, there you have it. The El CapiTOON Theater is now home to the "Mickey Through the Years" exhibit, full of props, replicas and Easter eggs from the cartoon world. It's so fitting for the first Mickey-themed ride at Disneyland!
What's your favorite Easter egg from the Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway queue?
Related: Our Guide to the Reimagined Mickey's Toontown