There’s a great tribute to Walt Disney inside Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is an outstanding ride the whole family can enjoy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The attraction is loaded with cartoon mayhem, fun surprises and a ton of Easter eggs for sharp-eyed guests. One of our favorite hidden details is a perfectly touching tribute to Walt Disney himself.

As you may know, Walt Disney has a deep connection to railroads and trains. He built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a miniature railroad you could ride, in the backyard of his California home. Walt’s love of trains inspired the railroad attractions that circle both Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.

What better way to honor Walt’s love of trains than with a special tribute within an attraction that features his iconic characters going on a crazy railway adventure?

Photo of Walt Disney in Mickey and Minnie’s Runway Railway.

The awesome photo of Walt Disney above can be found within Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. So, where can you find it? The good news is this tribute to Walt Disney is one of the easiest Easter eggs to spot in the attraction.

Upon exiting your ride vehicle, you’ll walk out through a room with a destroyed screen that’s supposed to look like the room where you originally entered the attraction. Before you make your way up the hallway that leads back outside of the Chinese Theater, look to the left wall and you’ll spot the photo of Walt Disney driving the Ernest S. Marsh.

We actually overlooked this photo of Walt following our first ride on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Whether it was sensory overload from the attraction or the rush to make our next FastPass+ reservation, we completely missed it. But, we made a point to stop and look around after our second ride and had no trouble spotting this great tribute.

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David is a Disney travel expert who created Notes from Neverland in 2018 after visiting Disney theme parks countless times. Previously, David spent way too much time writing about sports, and was featured in Sports Illustrated, MSN, Yahoo!, and in many other publications. Learn more or contact us.

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