Panasonic is collaborating with Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products to help power one of this year’s most-anticipated new attractions. Announced at the D23 Expo in 2017, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open to the public this fall. Panasonic projectors and technology are being used to transform a two-dimensional cartoon into a real-world experience for the first-ever ride-through Mickey Mouse attraction.
Panasonic already maintains a significant technology presence at Disney Parks following the 2016 naming of Panasonic Projection Imaging Systems as the “Official Projection Technology” of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Attractions already using Panasonic tech include the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park; Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure Park; Haunted Mansion and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park; Frozen Ever After and Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at Epcot; Na’vi River Journey at Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Based on the animated shorts airing on Disney Channel, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is located inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.