All aboard the Runamuck Railroad! EngineEAR Souvenirs, the exit gift shop to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, has finally opened to guests at Disneyland Park! And we not only have a tour of this new outlet, but we can also take you through the new merchandise available to commemorate Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
EngineEAR Souvenirs is located right next to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, and it serves as the exit for the new attraction. The sign has an old Disneyland Viewliner train perched atop.
Inside, the shop follows the same 1920 cartoonish art deco style inside as the El CapiTOON Theater next door. The interior is adorned with plenty of railroad references, and even features a suspended train track course above. And like the queue, we see plenty of references to Mickey Mouse cartoons over the years!
Already we can see one of these — a sign reading “Stop, Look, Listen” off to the right. The sign references a classic song from the 1950s-era “Mickey Mouse Club” series featuring the original Mouseketeers. The series featured shorts called “I’m No Fool,” all of which were written by Jimmie Dodd, including one talking about pedestrian safety. The lyrics “Stop, look, and listen” were part of the title for that short.
On these Doodlebug Model Trains boxes, we see many hand-written signatures as well as classic gags like “Assorted Clowns. Warning: Some clowns may be scary for sensitive adults.”
To the left we see a poster for the 1940 short “Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip.” including Mickey’s straw hat and cane, luggage for Mickey and Pluto, bones for the pup himself, and Pete’s conductor hat and pocketwatch.
This display references Minnie’s Bow-tique from “Minnie’s Bow-Toons” as well as the blimp from “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” among other nods to the newer Disney Junior cartoons.
Above the Doodlebug Model Train boxes are paper models of Mickey’s House and Minnie’s House, both as they exist at both Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. Above to the left we also see a “Vacationland” magazine, made thrice annually by Disneyland in the 1960s and ’70s.
Above we see plenty of train-themed items like lanterns, as well as a “Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade” comic, issue no. 5 from 1966. To the right is a paper diorama of the garage from “Mickey’s Roadster Racers.”
To the left is another reference to the Viewliner train. Next up is Minnie’s Style Studio, the new Minnie Mouse greeting area at Tokyo Disneyland which opened in 2020.
Moving on, we see the statue of Cornelius Coot, founder of Duckburg, which was formerly part of Mickey’s Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom. Above to the right is Goofy’s Paint ‘n’ Play House, also from Tokyo Disneyland. Below we see the former Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm, also from Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
Finally, the last of the paper dioramas references the current Disney Junior series “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” with the titular funhouse. To the right is the beloved House of Mouse from the series of the same name, followed by the castle from the Mickey, Donald, and Goofy version of “The Three Musketeers.”
And finally, we have two delightful holiday references. First up is the sign from Crazy Pete’s Tree Lot, where Mickey worked to buy Minnie a gold chain for her watch in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.” To the right is the stack of gold gift boxes which Minnie and Daisy used during their ice skating contest in the “Belles on Ice” segment of “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.”
Other railroad set parts sit atop this shelf in addition to joke broken signs about the end of train tracks.
The model Viewliner runs atop the store, and we see a faux departures board on the wall. Trains are set to depart for locales like Camp Woodchuck, a real mini-land at Tokyo Disneyland, as well as Duckburg from “Ducktales,” Spoonerville from “Goof Troop,” Hot Dog Hills from “Mickey’s Roadster Racers,” and “Mouseton” from the various Mickey Mouse comic books over the years.
Some of the cash registers also reference important dates in Disney history, such as Walt Disney’s birthday on December 5.
We also see the opening date of the original Mickey’s Toontown on January 24, 1993.
Above the register, the lights appear similar to signal lights.
There’s so many fun details to find in EngineEAR Souvenirs in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland, which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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