Disney’s Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Disney’s Micky And Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! By Diane Sullivan

In early March our family headed down to Walt Disney World to celebrate Opening Day of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway! Since then life has really been flipped upside down with everyone going through quarantine together and just doing what we have to do day by day. Recently Disney Parks announced that the parks would be reopening beginning July 11 with new COVID19 precautions in place to keep us all as safe as possible. Personally, our family cannot wait to get back to the parks. We have missed Disney SO much and tried to keep positive with the shut down and keep Disney in our lives through pics, stories and memories of trips from the past.

I’m sure everyone has their own ideas on when they will be heading to Disney and what works for their family. When you do make your plans be sure to grab a Disney Fast Pass for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. You will not be disappointed. We absolutely loved the ride and cannot wait to ride it again…and again! First of all, I love how there are no restrictions for age or height on this ride. You can ride it with your youngest child as well as the grandparents!

Opening Day of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Without getting into details about the ride, let me be the first to say that I loved The Great Movie Ride! I was obsessed with it. I went on it every single time I visited Disney and it was my favorite place to just relax in a cool place while enjoying the magic of Disney. In my heart I did not think that ANY new ride replacement would live up to an old favorite. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is just magical. I still do not know HOW some of that ride magic was created, especially at the beginning of the ride before boarding the railway cars. That’s one reason I can’t wait to go back and ride it again. This ride has everything that a true Mickey and Minnie fan will love!

Mickey and Minnie’s Railway ride cars!
Both Minnie ears are Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway themed!
This supercute Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Mug is square shaped!

The ride features Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy Duck! When Disney says it’s a one of a kind ride they are not kidding. It’s just a different experience than anything else found in the parks. The ride is really hard to explain, but you will just have to trust me when I say you will LOVE this ride! It’s different, and it’s perfect! Bravo Disney! When Mickey and Minnie start out by taking a sweet little drive on their way to a picnic things begin to spin out of control. If you are in the mood for smiles and laughs and pure Disney, this ride is just for you! Nothing can stop us now….

Check out more about Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway by clicking here. 

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney Parks media partner. Complimentary park tickets were provided in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are that of  Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent company represented. Contact Diane at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or across all social media at @3decades3kids.  

Six Flags Great Adventure Special Drive-Through Safari Experience Now Open!

Six Flags Great Adventure  Special Drive-Through Safari Experience Now Open

It seems like this year has been just crazy! As a blogger it has been really different for our family. Since we spend so much time at theme parks and traveling it has been so odd to just stay home. Actually, I think this Coronavirus quarantine has kept our family home longer than ever before. So, you can imagine just how excited we were to find out that Six Flags Great Adventure was planning on opening! Great Adventure is our definite go to theme park that is within driving distance from home.   Six Flags Great Adventure Safari adventure as a drive-through experience is NOW OPEN!!  This announcement follows New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order permitting drive-through events implementing social distancing guidelines. Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari operated as a self-drive-through experience from 1974 through 2012. Since 2013, Great Adventure has offered guided truck tours of the Safari. Returning to a standalone, drive-through format enables guests to enjoy the Safari’s 1,200 exotic animals from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles, while allowing for proper social distancing. The theme park is currently finalizing new safety procedures to protect guests, team members, and animals.

Picture NOT from Drive Through Safari, it’s from past visits.

Honestly, the Drive Through Safari is something that I have told my children countless stories about since it was how we did it back when I was a kid visiting Six Flags. I have SO MANY fond memories of the animals coming close to the car and seeing so many types of animals as we drove through. I am SO excited that I will be able to share that experience with my own family! We absolutely LOVE the safari at Six Flags and cannot wait to visit and drive through! See you soon giraffes! We have MISSED YOU so much!!

To prevent overcrowding, the Safari experience will require advance registration using Six Flags’ new online reservation system. Once the opening date is confirmed, the reservation system will be activated to allow Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders to make reservations at www.sixflags.com/reserve. All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Sales will not be available at the gate, and guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter.

Per state, local, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, the theme park and waterpark will remain closed until further notice.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks, and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/ 3decades3kids is a Six Flags Great Adventure partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this blog post. Please reach out to Diane at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or across all social media at @3decadeskids. 

Disney Plus Original “Diary Of A Future President” Returns For A Second Season!

Disney Plus Original “Diary Of A Future President” Returns For A Second Season!

  From the minute that our family first viewed Diary Of A Future President we loved every single thing about it. We were hoping for a second season and so thrilled to get the news that it is coming our way on Disney Plus! Disney+ announced that the popular scripted series, “Diary of a Future President” has been renewed for a second season.  From CBS Television Studios and I Can and I Will Productions, the show is executive produced by Gina Rodriguez along with creator Ilana Peña (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin. Peña and Heisler are co-showrunners.


“Diary of a Future President” follows the adventures of Elena Cañero-Reed as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school on her journey to become the future president of the United States. Series regulars include Tess Romero (“Blind Spot”) as Elena, Charlie Bushnell as Bobby, Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Murphy Brown”) as Gabi and Michael Weaver (“Here and Now,” “The Real O’Neals”) as Sam. Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) will return as adult Elena, the future president of the United States, in a recurring guest starring role.

  “Optimistic, heartfelt stories that inspire are fundamental to our content and creator Ilana Peña’s series delivers on these attributes in spades,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “Families around the world have fallen in love with Elena and the Cañero-Reed family and we are thrilled to bring Elena’s often hilarious and always meaningful journey through adolescence back for another season. It has been wonderful to partner with the extraordinary Gina Rodriguez to champion specific, diverse points-of-view and we look forward to seeing even more of President Cañero-Reed in this next chapter.”

   “We’re thrilled to partner with Disney+ on a series that showcases strong women both in front of, and behind the camera.  They’ve been incredible champions of the show from day one,” said David Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios. “Gina’s ability to shepherd projects with new and diverse voices, combined with Ilana’s effortless blend of comedy and drama with humor and sensitivity bring this wonderful coming-of-age story to life.”

 The series has received a 10-episode order and will stream exclusively on Disney+.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan / 3decades3kids is a Disney Plus media partner blog. Please contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com for any questions or collabs or reach out via social media at @3decades3kids.

GIVEAWAY- Disney Frozen 2 Now Available on Bluray/Dvd/HDdigital

GIVEAWAY- Disney Frozen 2 Now Available on Bluray/DVD/HDdigital

The wait is over and we could not be any more excited! Frozen and Frozen 2 are two of my favorite movies to date. I love their message for girls and to the world.  Recently to celebrate the home release of Disney Frozen 2 Emm and I were invited to a paint class in NYC where we were able to express our creativity while singing along to our favorite Frozen 2 songs. Emm went with painting Bruni and I went with Olaf!

As we settled into paint class we were definitely artfully challenged with creating just the right colors from nothing more than the primary colors of paint and some neutrals. It was Emm’s first paint class and she really took a strong liking to the entire freedom of putting the paint to the canvas! It wasn’t long before she was using a palate knife to mix up just the right color to paint her Frozen 2 masterpiece.

So, as we celebrated the home release of Disney’s Frozen 2 we could not let you out of our minds! Disney sent us some copies, so we have TWO copies up for grabs! Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends March 16th at 11:59pm. (18+/USA).

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney Pictures partner blog. All opinions are my own. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com

You Are Invited to the NYC Netflix Special Screening of The Letter For The King

You Are Invited to the NYC Netflix Special Screening of The Letter For The King

As you already know I am pretty much obsessed with Netflix! I’m so excited to partner with The Letter For the King and their advance screening! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 11th 2020 @ 6:00PM
Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue, NY, NY, 10003)

RSVP by clicking the link for passes. Please arrive early since the screening is overbooked in order to ensure a full house.

On the RSVP link below it will ask you, “What organization are you affiliated with?” please respond– 3decades3kids



The Letter for the King is the story of a ruthless prince who threatens to cast the world into darkness, when a young knight in training named Tiuri (Amir Wilson) embarks on an epic quest to deliver a secret letter to the king. Along the way, he unexpectedly finds himself at the center of a magical prophecy foretelling the rise of a hero who can defeat the prince and restore peace. If he’s going to survive the journey, Tiuri will have to learn what it means to be a true knight — and a true leader.


On Netflix March 20th 2020

Cast: Amir Wilson, Ruby Serkis, Gjis Blom and Thaddea Graham

6 – (45 min) episode Live Action Series

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