Last year, The Great Movie Ride closed forever on August 13, 2017, to make way for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway a new attraction featuring everyone's favorite mouse. And while we got a basic overview of this new attraction last summer (which will be the first ride to feature Mickey Mouse and will have a visual style inspired by the current Mickey Shorts airing on the Disney Channel), some additional interesting details about what guests can expect aboard this ride have been revealed over the past few days.
The Great Movie Ride vehicles will still be used... and that's not all
Last week new concept art for this attraction was released, and while the image above clearly shows more of the distinct art style that will be used in this new ride, eagle-eyed Disney fans will notice that Goofy's "train" that is being driven in the background looks a lot like the tram-style vehicles that were used for the Great Movie Ride. This is of course, not an accident, and is confirmation that this new attraction will be using the exact same ride vehicles as the former attraction that occupied this building. And that's not the only thing from the former journey into the movies that will be repurposed inside this new attraction.
Though we won't re-publish it here, Theme Park Insider has published a detailed room-by-room breakdown of this new attraction and it seems like the ride layout is basically identical to that of the Great Movie Ride with a few small adjustments. You can read the full description here, but be aware that this article is full of spoilers, so if you don't want to know what happens on the attraction, steer clear!
Of course, this wouldn't be the first time Disney used a previous ride system as the basis of a "new" attraction, as Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and Frozen Ever After are both essentially re-skins of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Maelstrom, and both have been exceedingly popular and allowed Disney to work quickly to get these new attractions ready.